Welcome to Jennifer!

“Only connect!” (E.M. Forster)

Detail from Giant's Causeway copyright M. McGoverne

This is a follow-up post to last week’s Filling In Some Gaps post; it’s just to say thank you to Jennifer, who is my great uncle William’s great-granddaughter; it’s beyond me to work out the actual relationship, but I think it’s second cousin removed once or twice!

But more importantly than degrees of relationship, it’s been great to meet a fellow descendant of Old William and Annie, and one who’s also interested in our family history; it’s times like this that make the work of tracing your family history and blogging about it so worthwhile!

Not only have both of our family trees been expanded by the meeting, we’ve made a new connection from an old one, and I am so happy that we have, as I know my cousin Barbs is – it’s an exciting chasing down of historical info, but its wonderful to meet great people and find out you’re related!

Margaret

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Farewell Colin

It is very hard to have to write this post – my cousin Colin died on the 14th March 2011, aged just 43. His funeral is being held on Monday in London.

I have updated the family tree, and will post some pictures of Colin soon. We will all miss you dreadfully Colin – I will look for you in the skies and moon.

Margaret

Farewell Uncle Ken

It is with great sadness that I pass on news of the loss of another Jamison – my uncle Kenneth (Ken), born 5/10/1941 in Annahilt, County Down, died 29/12/2010 in Mill Hill, London.

Ken was my father’s brother, and although we didn’t have too much contact with him, it is with a great sense of loss that we mark his passing.

I attended his funeral together with the family of my father’s other brother, my Uncle Harold. It was sad to think that Harold may be the last Jamison of his generation left now, as we have lost touch with the last two of his sisters.

Ken “the Crack” (for his great sense of humour and his tall, funny tales) Jamison.
5/10/1941 – 29/12/2010.