I'm now in the same spot on the family tree that my parents were for my children and my grandparents were for me. I'm someone's ANCESTOR!
I've been 'doing the family tree' for over 30 years and hadn't really thought about my place on that tree. Yes I'm there; firstly as Matthew and Lilian's daughter; and as Arthur, Eveline, Thomas and Louisa's granddaughter but that was all.
Today we celebrate our youngest grandchild's third birthday and it made me stop and think. Wow! I'm an ANCESTOR! It is a bit scary as I don't feel old enough to be that but my age tells me otherwise.
So where are you on your family tree? Still a descendant or have you reached ancestor status?
Born 11 August 1852, 
his birth details state that he is ‘lawful
son of Samuel Galbraith Merchant in Ayr and Margaret Kidstone Nicol his spouse.’
Arthur is baptised on 12 September 1852.
He is their second son, to be named Arthur, with the first one being
born in January 1850 and dying, sometime before August 1852. This using of the
same name was a common practice.
I next find Arthur, aged eight on the 1861 Scottish Census ,
living with his parents and six siblings at 15 Hillock Place Ayr. He is a
scholar. The family also has a servant.
How Arthur came to the Colony of Victoria, I do not know and
this is something I hope to discover, one day.
On 14 August 1883 he
marries Mary Ann Grant. Arthur is 30 and a Storeman, living a 3 Neill Street,
Carlton, whilst Mary Ann is 23 and living at Douglas Terrace, Albert Park.
A small announcement in The Age, (Melbourne, Vic 1854-1954)
Monday 27 August 1881, Page 1, Family Notices, tells of this happy event.
At 10.00am on Friday 9 March 2018, at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour, the 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry, began, with three concurrent sessions. And the choices were difficult, with a very varied range of topics.
A1, was my first choice, with Jill Ball's Beaut Blogs: ideas for tarting up Geneablogs. What a fantastic session it was! Jill has such enthusiasm, for blogging that she really engaged her audience, especially as she used some parts of other bloggers, blogs.
This was followed by a break and a chance to catch-up with friends, there only for the day.
Back into the room and I attended the talk from the National Archives of Australia about Linking the Obscure. Very interesting, lots of useful information.
Lunch and a quick dash outside for a photo of those, who are doing or have done the University of Tasmania course, then I filled in on the Guild of …