Friday, May 21, 2010
This is Ann and John, mother and father of James (along with 11 other children!). Taken in about 1911. These are my Great Great Grandparents on my Dad's side. John came over from Portugal when he was 21 or so to escape his very strict father (or so the story goes). Ann was born in England.
When I was researching the family history on Ancestry I kept seeing another person with the same family members in her tree as well, so I sent her a message and it's ended up that we're 2nd or 3rd cousins, but the funniest bit is, she lives just in the next suburb and we get along really well and have kids roughly the same age...small world. So these are Chantal's Great Great Grandparents as well. Chantal does lovely crafty things also, maybe it runs in the family.