Mar 082015

Today is International Women’s Day and March is Women’s History Month. It is important to celebrate and tell our female ancestors’ stories as often these are not told enough.

Today I am going to show the images of some women of my line.

My Mother Violet Noreen Busby 1940-2012 aged 17

My maternal Grandmother Myrtle Doris Weeks 1917 – 2001 aged about 18 

My paternal Grandmother Lilian Maud Philpott 1910-1976 aged 51 at her son’s wedding

My Great grandmother Violet Rollason 1885-1957 before her marriage guessing around 1900, mother of Myrtle Doris Weeks

Another Great Grandmother Alice Jane Lewis 1873-1966 around 1899 mother of Lillian Maud Philpott)

A Great Great Grandmother Lucy Evans 1860-1936 (mother of Violet Rollason) date unknown but guessing around 1900 or so

My Great Great Grandmother Elizabeth Cleaver 1824 – 1898 mother of Richard John Rollason husband to Lucy Evans

These are just some of the women who have contributed to me being me.

Jun 252014

I did the “Genealogy Happy Dance” this week.

Back in April 2009 a number of descendents of Richard and Lucy Rollason got together, many for the first time.

Lucy Rollason’s album

For the day I made a Powerpoint show of information and photos from my Rollason research. It included the obvious things such as when and where they were born,
when they emigrated (Richard in 1863 aboard the Light Brigade, Lucy Evans in 1864 aboard the Young Australia), their children, house etc.

Elizabeth Runnegar & Holly (To Auntie Lucy from Lizzie 1909)

I had inherited Lucy’s photo album and included photos from there.

Among the known photos there were also a number of unknown photos so I put these in the presentation hoping that someone would be able to identify them. No one was able to identify them on the day but I had made a CD of the Powerpoint and the photos for all attending.

Eleen Klumpp (Patterson) & daughter Ivy
Evelyn Lucy Klumpp daughter of Samuel Klumpp

So it is important to spread your images far and wide because you never know when or where you will find success!