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Andrew Report 16 Dec 2020 20:52

Quiet day today with the rain, so I thought I would have a look at a neglected part of my tree.

A direct ancestor but never really looked a siblings. Been at this most of the day, so far found 16 full and half siblings. Did have a quick look at the eldest and found and he had at least 15 children of his own. Think this branch may take some time.....



rootgatherer Report 16 Dec 2020 21:44

That’ll keep you busy over the Christmas holiday :-)


ArgyllGran Report 17 Dec 2020 09:54

A dangerous move, Andy!

I've done that, and found myself also researching the trees of the spouses of the siblings, and the spouses of the children of the siblings - and on and on. . . . .

It's an addiction, and endlessly fascinating.


LondonBelle Report 18 Dec 2020 07:13

One of my Ancestors made the newspapers, not only in the UK but the US too, when she died in 1932 at the age of 83......she left 138 living descendants :-0

10 children, 60 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild :-0 :-)

Fancy having to buy for all of them at Christmas ;-) :-D


rootgatherer Report 18 Dec 2020 21:11

Amazing LondonBelle! My wee sister has 12 children and at the moment there is only 5 married and she has 14 grandchildren but she’s only 60 so maybe she’ll match that :-)


LondonBelle Report 20 Dec 2020 07:30

Oh my, rootgather :-0. You could be right :-)