Tag: ancestors

Rollercoaster of a Ride

Looking over my journey in researching my family history, it is very much like a rollercoaster. For a couple of weeks, you’re at the peak, beaming with excitement with the all this adrenaline of pride what makes you, you. Then there are the few months in between, where you come to a brick wall and get no where… Until you find motivation…

Dear Ancestor…

I have this strong sense of connectedness with my ancestors. Sounds a bit weird and morbid, but I can’t help but wonder what similarities I have with them. Whether I look like any of them, how they grew up, how they lived, what their passions were, what made them tick, what they hated, what they loved… I found this poem, which I feel…

Continuing the Quest

Over the weekend I came to find that the information I had put in to request buż nannu Pawl’s birth certificate was incorrect. I put his wife down as his mother, hence why there was no record. I have since ordered his full birth certificate. I got given another contact, a Maltese genealogist. I decided to give in trying to…

Bużnannu Pawl

This week I was a bit proud of myself in sourcing buż nannu Pawl’s (dad’s nannu) passport application made in September of 1919. From there I was inspired to track not only his birth certificate, but mum’s parents’ birth certificates and her nanniet’s birth certificates. Unfortunately, because mum’s side of the family is from Gozo, the online Public Registry of…

The Islands Of My Ancestors

I have been working on my family history for over 6 years now. Not growing up with my grandparents and a lot of my aunts, uncles and cousins (as they are all over there), as a child and even now as an adult, I always have asked my parents questions about their parents and about how they grew up. Because…