Hmm, not quite Saturday but my writing is done when I can find some time.
Thomas MacEntee has revived Craig Manson’s 2009 Meme. It is a great one to redo as it really publicises the names we are researching. The names will be picked up in Google and other search engines which will hopefully then lead to new cousin contacts where hopefully they do actually contact you! (Of course you have made it easy for them to contact you by having contact details on your blog or at the very least having a comment option?)
A slightly perplexed moan here: I have put some photos up on Ancestry to share and while I don’t mind people copying them (after all that was why I put them there). I still don’t understand why those same people don’t contact me and ignore me when I contact them. Do they seriously believe that is all the information I have on that person or family?
1. List your surnames in alphabetical order as follows:
AMOS surname: England
, ( Kent, Molash) 1820- (Kent Selling) 1820+
BUSBY surname: England (Oxfordshire, Coombe, Oxford) 1760+ Australia (Queensland, Brisbane) 1882+
CADWALLADER surname: England (Shropshire) 1790-
CARTER surname, England (Sussex, Northiam) 1803, (Kent, Lydd, Brabourne, Sellinge, Boughton Under Blean) 1860+
CLEAVER surname: England (Warwickshire, Coventry) 1800s
COURTENAY surname: Ireland (Monaghan, Scotstown) 1846, Australia (Queensland, Toowoomba, Brisbane) 1865+
CULLEY surname: England (Cornwall, Mabe) l840+
CULLICOAT surname: England (Cornwall, Mabe) 1840-
EVANS surname: Wales (Radnorshire, Rhayader) 1830-, England (Middlesex, Enfield) 1840+, Australia (Queensland, Brisbane) 1865+
HAMER surname: England (Shropshire, Ludlow) 1780+
HOWARD surname: England (Buckinghamshire, Great Marlowe) 1760+, England (Buckinghamshire, Woburn) 1816, England (Oxforshire, Summertown) 1840+
JELLEY surname: England (Middlesex, Enfield) 1765+
LEWIS surname: England (Shropshire, Pontesbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow) 1790+
LONGLEY surname: England (Sussex, Northiam) 1740+
MCATAVEY surname: Ireland (Monaghan) 1846
NICHOLLS surname: England (Cornwall, Mawnan, Mabe and Stithians) 1700+
PHILPOTT surname: England (Kent, Saltwood, Hythe, Tonbridge) 1780+, 1840+, 1910+
PLUMRIDGE surname: England (Berkshire, Abingdon) 1720+ (Oxfordshire, Oxford) 1820+, Australia (Victoria, Geelong) 1850+
QUESTED surname: Anywhere, Anytime, One Name Study registered with Guild of One Name Studies
ROBINSON surname: England (Middlesex, Enfield) 1720+
ROLLASON surname: England (Warwickshire, Foleshill) 1720+ Australia (Queensland, Brisbane) 1863+
SMITH surname: Lucky me, I have nine lines of Smith but the main one is England (Kent, Lower Hadres) 1800, (Kent, Boughton Under Blean and Hernhill) 1820+
TREMAYNE surname: England (Cornwall, Constantine) 1750-
WEEKS surname: England (Cornwall) 1790+, England (Devon, Plymouth) 1820+
WILLS surname: England (Cornwall, Perranuthnoe) 1680+
WINN surname: England (Cornwall, Constantine) 1770+
2. At the end, list your Most Wanted Ancestor with details!
I don't understand either why some people ignore you when you contact them, or even worse, contact you, aren't polite and don't want to share.
Happily many people are not like this and that is why we put our ancestors' names out there to be found. Those that think they have snaffled everything they can from you without making contact are missing out and it is their loss.
Hi, Are you able to tell me more about your AMOS surname, in Kent. Craig Hartwig, NZ