I have the great pleasure of introducing you to Ramona and her blog, My Channel Island Ancestry, described as, “. . . My family history in the Channel Islands and beyond.”
How Ramona Got Started in Genealogy
Ramona has been doing Genealogy since she was 17 years old.
“Family History was an optional extracurricular subject in my sixth form year. I am delighted I started so young, as I had a chance to speak to relations that are not around today. I have now been researching my family tree for over 20 years which is amazing to think about. I read a lot of historical novels and enjoy learning about lives of the past and how similar or different we are.”
Ramona’s Thoughts on Blogging
“I started My Channel Island Ancestry blog in May 2010. I was a home mum and wanted to learn new skills that I could do in school hours. As I was researching my family tree I noticed a lot of personal genealogy blogs springing up everywhere and I liked the personal touch and community that was building. I could not find any other blogs about family tree connections at the time and so I thought it would be a good idea to start one. I have been amazed at how many new discoveries I have made since starting my blog.”
Ramona’s Favorite Blog Post
“One of my favourites (as there are many) is about the surname Lozuet, of which I have made hardly any progress. Therefore, when a reader wrote to me about his connections and the name itself I was delighted.”
Ramona’s Tip for New Bloggers
“Think carefully about why you want to do it. We are not there to expose skeletons in the cupboard, we are the record keepers for future generations, who will one day ask about their family tree and they will be grateful for all your hard work.”
How Genealogy Has Improved Ramona’s Life
“I have a great sense of where my family line has come from, what we have survived, endured, loved and learnt to get to this very day. My family are small in build but strong, creative, deep thinkers and sociable.”
Ramona’s Favorite Ancestor
“I am intrigued with Maryanne De France. She is my great, great, great, great grandmother. Born about 1783 in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, she married my 4x great grandfather William Davey/Davis. She had 6 children and lived to the grand age of 76 which in 1858 shows that she was tough cookie with a strong constitution.”
What Ramona Loves Most About Genealogy
“Hearing from readers and making new discoveries!”
Ramona’s Time Capsule Message
“Listen to your grandparents and remember their stories.”
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Please take a moment to head on over to Ramona’s blog. Leave her a comment letting her know you stopped by. Welcome Ramona, it’s great to have you here!
© 2013, copyright Gini Webb
Gini Webb lives in San Diego, California and manages her own blog, Ginisology, while also researching her own German heritage, recently retired, enjoying life with wonderful husband Steve and visiting with her now seven grandchildren!
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