Wandered past my parent's house after a doctor's appointment today (BP 104/54, 70bpm) and Dad showed me what he's focused on right now, which is family tree and family history and so forth.

Apparently, four or so generations back along the paternal line (might be three, might be five, I don't know if I'm counting this right), we were farmers in Lancashire - Dad has census data showing actual addresses. My paternal grandmother's mother's mother's Dad was a jeweller in the Ballarat area. I pointed out to him that the thirteen year old female recorded on one particular census record as staying with the family who had just acquired a new baby would probably be related to the new mother, as the thirteen year old shared her maiden name, which was a datapoint he hadn't noted (the census in question was, IIRC, done in 1830ish - or it might have been one of the other ones he had copies of).

Anyway, finding it interesting :D All the little details...

From: [identity profile] taliesins-muse.livejournal.com

I love family tree data...One day I realy want to do some research into red's family tree on his mum's side...all *sorts* of interesting skeletons there.

I'm also about to start another family tree, this time for the impending ninjababy. No more trying to keep them secret though - and nic's already been able to give me more info off the top of her head than I managed to get for the last one :-)

From: [identity profile] freyaw.livejournal.com

We are yet to figure out which ancestors were convicts and which were assisted immigrants and which were unassisted immigrants. There's one group where we have the boat's manifest - apocryphal history implies that the Dad of that family came out on an earlier boat to detox from alcohol not in front of his family (wife and three or four kids were on the manifest).


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