With 100% English Ancestry, I thought it might be really difficult to trace my ancestors back in England from Canada. Only my mother, her father and his mother were born in Canada. This Blog will talk about researching my English ancestors from Canada but also the ancestors of our son in law whose families stretch back far into Colonial French Canada. My one name study of Blake and of Pincombe also dominate my blog these days.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Blake Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 1 2016
Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 1 2016
2.Galway Blake family 3.Blake one name study 4.Cornwall Blake family 5.Family Finder Results
1 Delayed Issue
The busyness of life has resulted in my actually
forgetting to post this issue of the Blake Newsletter. Happy New Year to all
readers albeit a somewhat delayed good wish. Not being prone to having New
Years Resolutions I should perhaps consider having the newsletter always be on
time as one perhaps. This Volume #5 will continue on as the earlier 4 volumes
with just the two pages unless I receive items to put in.
2 Galway Blake Family
After the first of April I shall return once again to
working on the Galway Blake Family. A bout of illness through November and
December made me rethink my priorities and I decided I simply had to draw my
own family history together and publish books on myself, my parents, my
grandparents, etc. That way all my information would be gathered together in
one place along with all the pictures that I have from these earlier
generations. In my own case I felt that descendants of my parents reading
through my notes is unlikely and so my history was written of nearly 900 pages
thus far including many many pictures. I am still in that process which is why
it will be the first of April before I return to active one name study research.
3 Blake one name study
No new information on the Blake one name study other
than new members in the DNA study most of whom are testing Family Finder.
Personally I think this is the way ahead in the future for family research
although the yDNA test for the male line will always be the most important DNA
test to do.
4 Cornwall Blake family
The Cornwall Blake family continues to be a question
mark in my mind. I can not decide if I should publish what I have found or
simply store it along with the rest of the one name study material. No one has
tested their yDNA that can trace their Blake line back to Cornwall.
5 Family Finder Results
I continue working on a method to display Family
Finder results. Only a sufficient number of individuals in my own line have
tested Family Finder so that such a display at the moment would not be helpful
to the project.
Any suggestions or information to add to the next
newsletter please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org