Six Word Saturday: how many ancestors have stood here?

Dysart Tollbooth, built in 1576. My family has been connected with the town of Dysart since at least the 18th century. Photo: Su Leslie 2013

Dysart Tollbooth, built in 1576. Several branches of my family have been connected with the town of Dysart since at least the early 18th century. Photo: Su Leslie 2013

Walking in the steps of ancestors

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18 thoughts on “Six Word Saturday: how many ancestors have stood here?

    • One parent, three grandparents, 6 great grandparents, 3 gg grandparents, 4 ggg grandparents, 4 gggg grandparents – that I’m sure of; plus all the aunts, uncles etc. I think I’m probably related to about half the families that have a connection to the town that goes back more than a couple of generations.

    • Me too. It’s a small place and I can walk down all of the streets and think “my great gran lived in that house” or my ggg grandfather used to own that land”. It’s really weird.

    • True; I love walking in European woods for that very reason. I don’t feel it as much in NZ, although Maori have a long history of living here.

    • Isn’t it. This part of Dysart is a conservation area (which is great, as so much of the old village has been demolished and replaced with pretty average 1960s housing).

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