Thursday, 31 May 2018

Great Aunt Muriel

Every once in a while you come across something found on line that is a surprise.  The surprise being that you found something about some one in your family tree and something that you never knew before.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Girls Grow Up Too Soon

Many years ago, I had the great pleasure to meet my first cousin once removed, Esther Palin Schofield.  She had opened her home and heart to my mother and myself.   I had asked her a gazillion questions about family history and she graciously answered them all to the best of her ability.  (When asked if she knew how my mother's father had died - she was not sure but she sort of remembered that it was a burst appendix and she was right!  She would only have been nine years of age when he died.  Amazing!)

I had even asked her how she met her husband and she told me that he had come for an interview after reading an article about her school and what she thought about the problem was with young Canadian girls.  What she did not tell me, or to be honest I may have forgotten,  is that she had written the article herself!

Imagine my delighted surprise when just this week I found that article that changed her life!  This was found in the The Winnipeg Evening Tribune, October 1, 1955.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Helen Grace Palin

I always knew at some point I would write about Helen Grace Palin.  Then this past week I found a new database of a British newspaper called the Daily Sketch .  To my wondrous surprise there was a picture of Helen dated 1915 after being mentioned in Sir John French's dispatch from the front.
Daily Sketch Wednesday June 23 1915

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Which George Palin is which?

We do the best we can with the knowledge that we have at the time and then when new information comes up we have to look at it all over again.

There was a George Palin born in 1805 in Coppenhall to William Palin and Elizabeth Burgess.

There was a George Palin born in 1811 to Nancy Palin in Warmingham.

There was a George Palin born in 1812 in Warmingham to Thomas Palin and Paddey Cooke.

I have wrestled with the above men so many times, it is almost painful!!!

For the longest time the George Palin that married Fanny Cooke in 1836 in Warmingham I had as the son of Thomas Palin and Paddey Cooke and I had also thought that George son of Nancy  went on to marry Sarah Yates in 1839 in Lancashire.  Now I know I was wrong.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Back on Track

It has been far too long since the last post.   Last fall I started adding my Palin Guru's branch to the tree.  I have only now just finished adding that line and I know there are many holes that need to be filled.  Those gaps of information nag at me.  Not just on the new line, but the entire site.   Did the women marry and I cant find the marriage or did the men or women immigrate and if so where?  What happened to them?  I decided today to get back on track and start filling some of these gaps.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Oh Joy Unbounded!

I have often talked about my “Palin Guru” before and have bemoaned the fact that we have never been able to find the Palin link to connect his branch to mine.  I have my suspicions on who the link maybe – but we want more proof.

Bob Palin just had his DNA tested with ancestry and shared the results with me.  There was not a match between us.  While checking his matches with mine and my mothers and coming up empty handed, I stumbled upon something very exciting!