In Deep with the Book of Me – August Prompt 2015

Today is month  8 of what is going to be a 12 month project. On the 1st of the month, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that month’s In Deep with the Book of Me, Written by You.

If you are new here, welcome! The details, background flyer and Face Book link to the Book of Me can be found HERE and the prompt list for In Deep with the Book of Me can be found HERE

Happy Memories!

Many of us have happy memories. We recall them from time to time when we are day dreaming, sharing a memory with others or perhaps we trigger a memory by something else completely.

What are your top five happy memories?

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In Deep with the Book of Me – July Prompt 2015

Today is month 7 of what is going to be a 12 month project. On the 1st of the month, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that month’s In Deep with the Book of Me, Written by You.

If you are new here, welcome! The details, background flyer and Face Book link to the Book of Me can be found HERE and the prompt list for In Deep with the Book of Me can be found HERE

Bucket Lists!

It is very twenty first century to create a bucket list. A friend of mine some time ago did 40 things in honour of her 40th birthday and having spoken to her recently she was debating about her 50 things list!

Image from Wikipedia.
Film Poster published 2008
  • Do you have a bucket list?
  • Have you created a bucket list with a particular purpose?
  • What sorts of things are on your list?
    • And have you achieved any
    • Have you added to the list
  • What does the list mean to you?
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European Ancestors at Teignmouth Library

I am donating the proceeds from the talk to the Friends of Teignmouth Library.
You can see the website that accompanies the book HERE

 

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In Deep with the Book of Me – June Prompt 2015

Today is month 6 of what is going to be a 12 month project. On the 1st of the month, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that month’s In Deep with the Book of Me, Written by You.

If you are new here, welcome! The details, background flyer and Face Book link to the Book of Me can be found HERE and the prompt list for In Deep with the Book of Me can be found HERE

The theme for June is about flags!

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  • Do you identify yourself with a particular flag?
  • Is it different to the Country where you live?
  • Is it different to the Country of your birth?
  • Perhaps make or design a genealogical flag
    • Using the flags that mean something to you create your own flag!
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The Orlando One-Name Study at Geneabloggers!

I was interviewed about the Orlando One-Name Study by fellow +Guild of One-Name Studies member +Tessa Keough for the “May I Introduce you to…..” series.

You can read the post over at Geneabloggers

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Going In-Depth – May Issue

The May issue is OUT and the Across the Pond column continues with the featured look at occupations, especially those carried out in the City of London.

The April issue looks at the Worshipful Company of Butcher’s and can be found on pages 27 – 30 of  the magazine.

To subscribe to the magazine please visit The In-Depth Genealogist website.

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In Deep with the Book of Me – May Prompt 2015

Today is the month 5 of what is going to be a 12 month project. On the 1st of the month, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that month’s In Deep with the Book of Me, Written by You.

If you are new here, welcome! The details, background flyer and Face Book link to the Book of Me can be found HERE and the prompt list for In Deep with the Book of Me can be found HERE

Prompt 5 – May 2015 – Dream Trip

This prompt was inspired by a blog post written in September 2014 by Jennifer Shoer who blogs at The Scrappy Genealogist. I wasn’t the only one inspired because +Tessa Keough & the team at the Legacy Virtual Users Group Community at Google + hosted a hangout in October 2014 and you can see that recording here.

You are going to plan your dream trip. Where do you want to go and why?
Genealogical connections, revisit because of happy memories, or perhaps you just feel a connection to somewhere else? What do you want to do when you get there?

The trip can be as long or as short as you would like it to be. Forget about the constraints that you might feel and be aware of. This is an opportunity to dream and perhaps sow the seed for a future adventure.

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Going In-Depth – April Issue

Going In-Depth: April 2015The April issue is OUT and the Across the Pond column continues with the featured look at occupations, especially those carried out in the City of London.

The March issue looks at the Worshipful Company of Grocers and can be found on pages 7 – 10 of  the magazine.

To subscribe to the magazine please visit The In-Depth Genealogist website.

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A-Z Challenge – Book of Me C is for….Collaboration and Collateral

By coincidence I am back from the Guild of One-Name Studies conference. The theme was Collaboration. Cooperation. Communication. Which sums up nicely researching in the twenty first century. There were various presentations throughout the three day event and I presented on blogging using blogger which is rather fitting!

You can view the various sessions at the Guild’s YouTube Channel

The Book of Me theme for C gave three ideas – Collaboration and Collateral and Cards. So today I can going to briefly tackle two of the three!

We all can research in isolation, but we will achieve so much more if we collaborate with others and share our hypothesis, ideas and findings. How can you collaborate in the modern genealogical world?

  • Facebook
  • Blogs
  • Evernote
  • Dropbox
These are just a few examples of how material can be shared with others. Each of us will find our own way of researching and collaborating. There is no right or wrong way, just simply your way and whatever works for us as individuals.
I have always researched my collateral lines, and my personal belief is to ignore those lines can be foolish! Collateral lines can give us a sense of depth to our own direct lines of family history and only when investigating those collateral lines can we find evidence and information on our own ancestry. Leave no stone unturned is probably a good motto!

You can see who else is participating in the A – Z Challenge by visiting the participants lists at www.a-to-zchallenge.com.

Book of Me
Copyrighted Julie Goucher

More details can be found about the Book of Me and the A – Z prompts HERE

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A-Z Challenge – Book of Me – B is for Birthday Book

Back in the Spring of 1990 I was visiting an elderly relative, who was the first Cousin of my Grandfather. Their Grandmother was Caroline Ellis (1844 – 1935) of Puttenham, who was my Great Great Grandmother

The cousin’s daughter had married the Grandson of a chap called Job Ellis from Elstead and found it somewhat amusing that perhaps the Ellis connection was stronger than we first thought.

Over a tea and chat I was presented with a birthday book and it is this book that is transcribed here, written in the order the details appear in the book.

Owner identified as Adelaide Underwood May 14th, 1776

Harriett Street 1852 Jan 15th

Marjorie Ellis Jan 27th 1910

Frederick Street 1857 Feb 2nd

Herbert Ellis Feb 23rd

Frederick Street 1882 April 1st

Emma Street 1854 May 3rd

Annie Underwood 1854 June 6th

John Street 1859 Oct 5th

Adelaide Ellen Underwood 1853 Nov 7th

Annie Street 1886 Dec 3rd

Of course hindsight is a wonderful thing and I have often wished that I had photographed the birthday book. I can’t even recall what it looked like now, which is rather disappointing.

Book of Me
Copyrighted Julie Goucher

More details can be found about the Book of Me and the A – Z prompts HERE

You can see who else is participating in the A – Z Challenge by visiting the participants lists at www.a-to-zchallenge.com

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