I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…

phyllis

Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

A Genealogy Life-List (Meme)

I love lists :-) Got this meme from Bill West over a month ago (I’m so behind……)

Here’s how it works:
The list should be annotated in the following manner:
Things you have already done or found: bold face type
Things you would like to do or find: italicize (color optional)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type
 
   1. Belong to a genealogical society.
   2. Researched records onsite at a court house.
   3. Transcribed records.
   4. Uploaded tombstone pictures to Find-A-Grave.
   5. Documented ancestors for four generations (self, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents).
   6. Have a paid subscription to a genealogy database.
   7. Helped to clean up a run-down cemetery.
   8. Joined the Genea-Bloggers Group on Facebook.
   9. Attended a genealogy conference.
  10. Lectured at a genealogy conference. (it’s good to have dreams)
  11. Spoke on a genealogy topic at a local genealogy society.
  12. Been the editor of a genealogy society newsletter.
  13. Contributed to a genealogy society publication.
  14. Served on the board or as an officer of a genealogy society.
  15. Got lost on the way to a cemetery. (many times)
  16. Talked to dead ancestors. (more like grumbled)
  17. Researched outside the state in which I live.
  18. Knocked on the door of an ancestral home and visited with the current occupants.
  19. Cold called a distant relative. (Actually, I made my mother do it, does that still count?)
  20. Posted messages on a surname message board.
  21. Uploaded a gedcom file to the internet.
  22. Googled my name.
  23. Performed a random act of genealogical kindness.
  24. Researched a non-related family, just for the fun of it.
  25. Have been paid to do genealogical research. !!!!!!!!!!!
  26. Earn a living (majority of income) from genealogical research.
  27. Wrote a letter (or email) to a previously unknown relative.
  28. Contributed to one of the genealogy carnivals.
  29. Responded to messages on a message board or forum.
  30. Was injured while on a genealogy excursion.
  31. Participated in a genealogy meme. (Confession, I did have to look the word up…but yes, now I have!)
  32. Made a rubbing of a tombstone.
  33. Performed a record lookup for someone else.
  34. Went on a genealogy seminar cruise.
  35. Am convinced that a relative must have arrived here from outer space. (not exactly convinced, but I’ve got my towel ready just in case!)
  36. Found a disturbing tantalizing family secret.
  37. Told others about the disturbing tantalizing family secret.
  38. Combined genealogy with crafts (family picture quilt, scrapbooking). (This one’s a maybe)
  39. Think genealogy is a passion not a hobby.
  40. Assisted finding next of kin for a deceased person (Unclaimed Persons).
  41. Taught someone else how to find their roots.
  42. Lost valuable genealogy data due to a computer crash or hard drive failure. (Thank you Dropbox)
  43. Been overwhelmed by available genealogy technology.
  44. Know a cousin of the 4th degree or higher. (Interestingly, I recently discovered my husband is my 8th cousin twice removed)
  45. Disproved a family myth through research. (Yes, and it was a bit of a bummer…)
  46. Got a family member to let you copy photos.
  47. Used a digital camera to “copy” photos or records.
  48. Translated a record from a foreign language.
  49. Found an immigrant ancestor’s passenger arrival record.
  50. Looked at census records on microfilm, not on the computer.
  51. Used microfiche.
  52. Visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
  53. Visited more than one LDS Family History Center.
  54. Visited a church or place of worship of one of your ancestors.
  55. Taught a class in genealogy.
  56. Traced ancestors back to the 18th Century.
  57. Traced ancestors back to the 17th Century.
  58. Traced ancestors back to the 16th Century. (Gotta love those Anglicans!!)
  59. Can name all of your great-great-grandparents.
  60. Found an ancestor’s Social Security application.
  61. Know how to determine a soundex code without the help of a computer.
  62. Used Steve Morse’s One-Step searches.
  63. Own a copy of Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills.
  64. Helped someone find an ancestor using records you had never used for your own research.
  65. Visited the main National Archives building in Washington, DC.
  66. Visited the Library of Congress.
  67. Have an ancestor who came over on the Mayflower.
  68. Have an ancestor who fought in the Civil War.
  69. Taken a photograph of an ancestor’s tombstone.
  70. Use Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for genealogy (yes, yes, and yes)
  71. Can read a church record in Latin.
  72. Have an ancestor who changed their name.
  73. Joined a Rootsweb mailing list.
  74. Created a family website.
  75. Have more than one “genealogy” blog.
  76. Was overwhelmed by the amount of family information received from someone.
  77. Have broken through at least one brick wall 
  78. Visited the DAR Library in Washington D.C.
  79. Borrowed a microfilm from the Family History Library through a local Family History Center.
  80. Have done indexing for Family Search Indexing or another genealogy project.
  81. Have taken an online genealogy class (BU and NIGS)
  82. Have an ancestor who served in WWI or WWII.  
  83. Have an ancestor who was a Patriot in the American Revolutionary War. (I wish)
  84. Have an ancestor who was a Loyalist in the American Revolutionary War. (You never know)
  85. Have found an ancestor using an online newspaper archive.
  86. Have used Border Crossing records to locate an ancestor.
  87. Use maps in my genealogy research.
  88. Have a convict ancestor who was transported from the UK.
  89. Found a bigamist amongst the ancestors.
  90. Visited the National Archives in Kew.
  91. Visited St. Catherine’s House in London to find family records.
  92. Found a cousin in Australia (or other foreign country).
  93. Consistently cite my sources. (I do NOW!)
  94. Visited a foreign country (i.e. one I don’t live in) in search of ancestors.
  95. Can locate any document in my research files within a few minutes.
  96. Have an ancestor who was married four times (or more).
  97. Made a rubbing of an ancestors gravestone.
  98. Organized a family reunion.
  99. Published a family history book (on one of my families).
 100. Learned of the death of a fairly close relative through research.
 101. Have done the genealogy happy dance.
 102. Sustained an injury doing the genealogy happy dance.
 103. Offended a family member with my research. (not that I know of anyway)
 104. Reunited someone with precious family photos or artifacts.
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