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Why? Because it means I have more time to my own pursuits over the weekend. We all know what those pursuits are, No, No, not women and trouble, I’m too slow for that these days. I’ve been trying to track down a couple of very elusive ancestors. These particular ones are giving me quite the chase, but I have learned that patience and persistence pay off, eventually.
The two main culprits, are my maternal Great, Great, Great Grandparents, George Moore and Elizabeth Frame. I know a few things about them, like George was born around 1808, in England, and Elizabeth was born around 1813 in Nova Scotia. I have a copy of a land grant from the King of England to George and Elizabeth, but no record of where they really come from. The hard part is that the names are so very common, there are hundreds of possibilities. The difficulty with too many possibilities is, you have to research each one trying to substantiate or disprove the connection.
I have found an astonishingly large database of the Frame surname, but it’s going to take some time to weed though the genealogy. At least they have the genealogy posted, so I can take my time with it and see if a possible match appears. On George, I only wish I knew the town he came from in England, It would make the effort so much easier.
I do have all weekend, so perhaps I can make some progress. It’s been a long, grueling week of work, leaving me worn and too tired to actively search during the evenings. That is why I’m looking so forward to this weekend. A clear mind after a long nights rest, may see what has been right in front of me all along. For now though, I’ll bid good tidings to all, and head off for my much needed restful slumber.