Monday, 14 May 2018

Making headway...

Photo taken last Friday morning at McLaren Falls, Tauranga - at the start of Autumn.

Well...lots going on here. For about 5 years now I've been working on all sides of my family tree, and believe me there are lots and lots of sides to go through. After getting a DNA test done last year I've found out that I have Armenian, Scottish, Irish, British, Scandavian (Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish), Polish, Filipino etc. For my mum's mother's side I had assumed they were only Scottish and Irish. After spending 5 years trying to find something out in the weekend I made headway and ended up going through various Scottish royalty through to English/French/Hungarian royalty back to 1st century Norway.

Now I'm working on the Polish Jewish side...

Linking up with Our World Tuesday.


  1. That is a real mix! Where on earth do you start working it all out?

    1. I use along with various places like births, deaths marriages in alot of countries and papers past nz which is a website that has historical newspapers from the 1800s through to the 1950s. It's hard work, so much digging to do.

  2. Lovely autumn leaves and colors. I admit I miss all that although I do enjoy a climate that =technically!! - does not have winter!!Good luck with all your family research.

  3. What a pleasant place and a beautiful picture.

  4. Lovely shadow shot and glad you are making head way with your genealogy

    Wishing you a happy week ~
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. That sounds like quite a huge investigation! Good for you!

  6. Lovely shot and good luck with your search. I did that years ago and found out that my grandmother was born in Galway and as a result could qualify for Irish citizenship. We moved here four years ago after I applied and got it.

  7. Hello, love the pretty greenery, trees and the shadows. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

  8. As always it's lovely to see McLaren Falls. As for our antecedents and DNA most of us are a wonderful mishmash of all sorts.

  9. We could be related!! I took a DNA test a couple years ago and I had a lot more English and a lot less Irish and Danish in my family that what I had been led to believe along with a sprinkling of other European countries and despite some family legends, not a hint of Native American but a possible sprinkling of north African.

  10. That is quite a genealogy! Lovely shot too.

  11. What a beautiful photo, Amy...such serenity. I would love to be sitting there.
    I have opted to ignore my genealogy but we did have our dog's DNA tested...six breeds in her ancestry.
    Thanks for sharing.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel



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