I don't make many New Year's Resolutions other than get fit, lose weight, be happy!
But for 2021 I've decided to
MAKE BETTER USE OF MY ANCESTRY SUBSCRIPTION!
Every year I re-new the subscription because it's cheaper than leaving it for a while and starting again from scratch. Plus, if the subscription terminates so does all the accumulated data.
So my plan is to go through all the Ancestry Hints, the little green leaves that attach to all the people in your tree to tell you that Ancestry has one or more records that you haven't checked out for that individual.
Despite using Ancestry for years, I've never made much use of the Hints. I've preferred to follow my own researches and use a mix of websites and record most of my data on an offline family tree on my computer.
Consequently there are almost 3000 unviewed records on my Ancestry family tree that may be of relevance or interest.
So many leaves attached to my tree that it's in danger of falling over!
So my belated New Year's Resolution is to start checking a few Hints every day and see what turns up.
So far though, I've found that as I check the Hints and add some new ancestors to my family tree, this generates more Hints. I started with 2863 Hints and after checking about fifty, found there were now 2899 Hints.
However, already I've found Ancestry gold.
Some new information about my great grandmother:
My great grandmother was Elizabeth Webster (1845 - 1897). I already know that in 1875 when she was married to my great grandfather, John Henry Buckle (1851 - 1933), she had a child from a previous relationship.
Elizabeth named her little boy George Ullyet Webster and in due course he became known as George Ullyet Webster Buckle.
I've always thought Ullyet was an unusual name for a child.
Now I have new information about Elizabeth's life in the early 1870s I'm going to see what I can find out.
Thankyou Ancestry Hints.
Already a good mystery to investigate!
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For over thirty years Cathy Murray worked in British primary education as a class teacher and then as head teacher of four different schools.