Author Archives: Dawsr

About Dawsr

Passionate about Genealogy.

Under my nose all this time!

Thanks to the helpful assistance of the church archives in Acqui Terme (NW Italy) I have been able to progress in my family tree research to boundaries I never knew or expected I could reach. Archives in that particular area … Continue reading

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Those who stayed behind

In 1910 my great-grandfather Giacomo Jack Ameglio left Italy and crossed the Atlantic Ocean, bound for America -the first of several transatlantic crossings he would complete in his lifetime. When he reached New York, he moved into an apartment in Manhattan … Continue reading

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What’s new on Ancestry? October 2016 edition

We’re already nearing mid-October and those of you who are on Ancestry may have noticed a new array of records that have been uploaded or updated (in italics) on their website. Here’s a glimpse of what you can find among … Continue reading

Posted in, Argentina, Birth, Canada, Death, Dorset, Genealogy, Germany, Italy, Louisiana, Marriage, United States | Leave a comment

Explore cousin-marriages… within your family tree!

Marry your cousin? No way, you’re probably thinking. But there was a time, however, when marrying close relatives was not just usual, it was also the norm, and more often than not, a desirable experience. Marrying a first cousin, or … Continue reading

Posted in Birth, Death, DNA, Engagement, England, Famous Genealogy, Genealogy, Italy, Marriage, Money, Spain | 4 Comments

Part I: A mound of relatives

Lately I dedided to do a bit of research on the Mounds, the family of my 3x great-grandmother Ellen. But before delving into the past and (hopefully) unearth some skeletons, let’s learn a bit more about Ellen herself. To start … Continue reading

Posted in 1851 Census, 1861 Census, 1871 Census, 1881 Census, Adoption, Death, Downstairs staff, England, Genealogy, Herefordshire, Hope Bagot, Shropshire, Wolverhampton, Women, World War I, Wormsley | 1 Comment

Mum’s AncestryDNA adventure

When my Mum was diagnosed with a double case of breast cancer several years ago, we knew that a long battle was about to start. What we didn’t know is that DNA, or genealogy for that matter, would come into the … Continue reading

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My Italian ancestry online

A year or two ago, I got an e-mail from someone in America who was carrying out a research into his brother-in-law’s Italian ancestry. By pure coincidence, the man’s family came from the small Piedmontese village of San Marzano Oliveto, … Continue reading

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