Friday, July 11, 2008

Family











This is a double layout I did a while ago of my maternal grandmother (Agnes Barr) and her sister, brothers and my Great Grandparents.
I have a very special reason for posting this layout today - I have been a member of 'Genes Reunited' for some time and have managed to fill in a lot of my family tree via this site, I can go back to 1790 on my father's side.
Anyway, I have just been in contact with a relative in Canada who had the same names on his tree and wondered if I was any relation? 100% HIT.
We have the same Great Great Grandfather - William Ramsay - my NEW cousin comes down the tree from William's first wife, and I come down the tree from his second wife, I didn't even know he had had two wives, there you go - absolutely fascinating.
So, Martha Barr (maiden name Ramsay), the mother in the photo's above, is William Ramsay's daughter, the two girls - Agnes is my Mum's Mum, and Elizabeth, my dear Aunt Liz who died just before we emigrated to Australia at the age of 91 - their photo was taken in the 1920s - the only one of the two of them together, Gran died quite young, I never knew her.
The six boys all served during the second world war, two dying as young men as a result of war. The other four boys married, but only Uncle Angus, the baby of the family had children, he had one son, who himself has never married.
Aunt Liz never married, only Gran (Agnes) who had two children, my Mum (Martha) and my Uncle David.
So from eight children, my Great Gran only had three grandchildren and six great grandchildren, she died at the age of 93, five months to the day before her first great great grandchild was born, my DD.
My new Cousin's great grandfather (Thomas) is the half brother of my great grandmother (Martha), what a wonderful invention - the Internet.
Well that's all for todays post, working tonight, Friday Frenzy at THE store - six til midnight. Post again soon, thanks for popping in
Love Jane

3 comments:

Glee said...

Dear Sweet Jane,

I want to, first of all, to thank you for your visit to my blog and your endearing comment.

When a new friend enters my life via my blog, I always take some time to visit and tour her blog. Well, I must say about yours these words, "YOU JUST WOWed!!!! ME" with your creations. This layout and the description of how it all fits together is just so lovely and heartfelt. I also saw beautiful works of art with you and your Granddaughter! They are just precious and delightful as I am sure she is to you.

I do wish you lived closer so I could watch you create and visit with you a while....it would be so much fun to share stories about the joys of being a Grandmother!

I am going to add your blog to my favorites so I can come back, visit and be inspired!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is facinating! I love how you put this together! Amazing! Hope you are well! Best, Curt

Crayola58 said...

This heritage LO is fantastic. Your paper choices and layout decisions are simply wonderful.