Buxton Crescent on the Net Online Talk – ‘Annoying Ancestors’: An online lecture on the trials and tribulations of a family historian
About Gay Evans…
Gay has 34 years of family history research experience. In 1987 her Mum gave her two decorative single-family tree documents by Moses Knighton, her maternal Great Grandfather. She had no idea that this gift would ignite a lifelong passion for her ancestors’ lives.
On Ancestry, 437 public trees feature her 3x Great Grandfather, Jeremiah Knighton, born in 1760. Gay concludes her love of genealogy is inherited from her Knighton DNA.
Gay says, “All I can say is wow, what a fascinating journey it has been and still is. Learning about the lives of my ancestors has given me a greater understanding of my heritage.
It has also been reassuring to find out that my ancestors were human. They have loved, wept, felt joy, felt anxious and fearful, worked hard, a few have been lazy, they have been honest, or told half-truths or just sometimes, told a downright lie. Whatever they may or may not have done, they are my family, and I think of my ancestors as amazing and brave for surviving some very challenging times. I am proud of them all.”