Earlier in the week I decided to investigate a branch of the family I hadn't really tried before: my maternal grandmother's siblings. I actually have a few photographs of some of the sisters, but maddeningly no-one thought to write names on the back. My grandmother seems to have fallen out with her sisters (it seems to be a Welsh trait - my other grandmother did exactly the same thing) so they weren't spoken about much. I have found all their names, but haven't devoted any time really to tracing them or their families.
So, I spent a very long evening cross-referencing records from Ancestry (gave myself a migraine into the bargain :-0 ) and think that I have put together a very good picture of one of my grandmother's sister's family. This afternoon I have extended the search by visiting Facebook and again cross-referencing names from the family story I built and I believe that I have tracked down a couple of second cousins. Seeing as I had given myself a migraine, I felt that there had to be a pay-off, so I have sent a message to one of these putative cousins and I am now awaiting an answer. It may never come, she may just think I am some Facebook scam artist. But I am keeping my fingers crossed, and will let you know ....
H C Rickard
4 weeks ago