Thursday, 30 June 2016

Week 26: Rothschild Relish

A few years ago I came to realize that there were a number of people in our tree that had published books to their credit.  Some were born in the family and some married into the family.  I created a Palin bibliography and listed all the books that I could find online written by family members. I also hoped that perhaps one day I might be able to find and purchase one or two of these books.

Here is a brief book review of one of those books that I was able to find. 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Week 25: Want to go for a swim?

It is that wonderful time of the year when we think about summer holidays or escaping to the beach or the seaside for an afternoon swim.  I love the water, I love being near it and in it.  

The next best thing to going to the beach is having a back yard pool.  The man who invented a backyard pool was a genius.  And the man who invented a way to keep the pool clean was brilliant!

And what if I told you, that you could thank a Palin for keeping our pools clean!

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Week 24: What ever happened to……

It is not unusual to fail to find any supporting documents for an ancestor back in the 1600 – 1800’s. With the 1841 census through to the 1911 census it is so much easier to track our ancestors.  Sometimes when I can’t find a document for the ancestor, I look to see if they emigrated and check for documents in Canada, Australia or the Unites States.  And sometimes, it is like the missing ancestor has dropped off the face of the earth.

Most of the time, I am not bothered to look any further, but this time, I just found one heck of a large carat! 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Week 23: What on earth is the R.A.O.B.?

So as I have mentioned before, I am constantly searching for mentions of our ancestors in the newspapers.  I especially like it when I can find a lengthy obituary for a person.  In the obituary, I could find what the person did, what made him tick and who the mourners were.

Sometimes I get a surprise and find something that I never expected or even heard of before.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Week 22: Six Degrees of Separation

I am sure you are all aware that Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world.  The key word there is introduction, not related to.  And did you know that google has actually created a database that you can do a search to find out have many “degrees” any other actor is to Kevin Bacon?  What a hoot!

This all comes to mind when I find unusual/unexpected connections in the family tree, and I have found a couple of humdingers!