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Ancestral Chains (DNA Part III of VIII) Allden Bloodline

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Download or read book Ancestral Chains (DNA Part III of VIII) Allden Bloodline PDF or another Format written by Mark D Bishop and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-07-02 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fanciful stories of rags-to-riches are fascinating. Yet, when such is part & parcel of one's ancestry, it becomes real. Having known physical hardship in the back-to-backs of Birmingham, great-grandfather Allden determined never to be poor again. An inherent ability in mental arithmetic was to play a major role in the family Commission Agent business; but did the gamble pay off? The Industrial Revolution is never far away in Birmingham & the Black Country, where the Alldens played their part in firing up and arming the nation. Jockeying around was also a major pastime and a money earner for the boys. Complex family relationships also set the scene when it was better to keep Mum; but lose her they did. A fun-loving Step-Mum & private education stepped in, but did the Alldens find their middle-class roots again. From whence did they hail & why had they fallen? Ancestry is but a game of Snakes & Ladders, so did the Alldens win in the end? Also, is there more of the Allden in the author than he cares to admit?


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Ancestral Chains (DNA Part IV of VIII) Parr Bloodline

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Download or read book Ancestral Chains (DNA Part IV of VIII) Parr Bloodline PDF or another Format written by Mark D Bishop and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-06-20 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ancestry is a dual aspect entity, both private and public. It is private because it is personal. It is public because the stories of the ancestors need to be told. This work deals with both these aspects, while recording the facts for the family researcher and putting across the stories and lives that shaped the ancestors and how they saw and understood the world around them. One should never be ashamed of one's ancestors, for we have no more a right to judge them than they have to judge us. Yes, they really do live among us and they really do affect us from beyond the grave, not only with the material goods they leave us, but also with the karma that is passed down to us. It is our job, the living, to deal with this karma, to dig out the hidden aspects of our ancestors' lives that society and culture would not allow them to express. Seen through her eyes, Volume IV is the life & ancestry, the somewhat sad story, of that 19th-century matriarch of the Parr family, dear Florence -bless her tender heart.


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Download or read book Ancestral Chains (DNA Part VI of VIII) Meers Bloodline PDF or another Format written by Mark D Bishop and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-06-29 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Refugees have been part & parcel of the social history & landscape of the British Isles since time immemorial. They have come in waves and they have arrived in droves. They have melted into the DNA pot, enhancing and enriching all aspects of society. Growing up in the Thames Valley, the author would often hear the Italian name Gagette, one or several refugees who arrived on these shores as a result of the French Revolution. One Gagette descendant married into the Meers family of Dickensian Bethnal Green; and they were poor by the standards of some of his other ancestors. It was when Eliza Priscilla Meers married a hard working and enthusiastic young man who was to work as an engineer in Gibraltar and later as the Thames Conservancy Engineer for the area between Teddington and Windsor, that fortunes changed for the better. But in ancestral research, change is never far away it seems and tragedy can be found just around the next bend of Old Father Thames. For, like that river, life has its currents and eddies.


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Download or read book Ancestral Chains (DNA Part II of VIII) Battersby Bloodline PDF or another Format written by Mark D Bishop and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-04-23 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following on from Ancestral Chains DNA Part I, this work takes the reader a step further along the intrigue of the Family Tree. Viewing Victorian life through the mind-set of great-grandmother, Kate, the stage is set in a posh Georgian terrace in Lewes that serves as the Sussex Probate Office. Money matters are inevitable, but madness and attempted murder play out the scenes of life, as a large family adapt to the sudden incarceration of their father. Clockmakers, the Tolkiens and the creator of Lorna Doone in Teddington, all play their roles in the Battersby family saga. There is mischief and innuendo too, as when the early 19th century grocer from Isleworth is buried with 2 of his 3 wives; the headstone even today forming a paving stone in the church path, regularly walked over by worshippers. A search & locate mission for a great uncle lost in the Battlefield at Passchendaele in 1917 is launched; love was not lost on his finance though because his elder brother took on the cause.


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Zen Odyssey, An Okinawan Karate & Martial Arts Journey

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ISBN 10 : 9781326977092
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Download or read book Ancestral Chains (DNA Part I of VIII) Bishop Bloodline PDF or another Format written by Mark D Bishop and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-03-17 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Music, money, madness & other mysterious things. This is the karmic tale of the author, adventurer, martial artist & time traveller, Mark D Bishop; an objective look at his genetic ancestral past. It is DNA family history in fascinating detail, a journey through ancestral time, when industrious, creative hard work, births, marriages and burials focused around church life. The reader begins the excursion in a grocer's shop in upmarket Teddington on Thames, before being transported to Rochester on the Medway, with its Norman castle and cathedral; then along the Roman Fosse Way to Chatham, which once was host to the Royal Naval Dockyard. Woodworking trades, such as cart-wheelwrights & cabinetmakers are imbedded in the ancestral search, with Kentish & Sussex surnames;the Wrens who went to America, the Mitchells who were shipwrights. Ancestry often has a darker side too, necessitating a trip through the sordid conditions of 19th century 'madhouses' and a realisation that lovemaking never really changes.


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Download or read book Releasing Ancestral Chains PDF or another Format written by Mark D Bishop and published by . This book was released on 2020-07-27 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ancestry is fascinating. Like fingerprints and DNA, each of our ancestors has individual traits and each has a unique story to tell within the interlinked webs they have created, or which have unavoidably been created by others at their expense. This work focuses on some of the closeted stories I uncovered on my journey through the ancestral mire. They are stories that, when shared, will expectantly become a therapy, not only for the ancestors, but for the reader as well. Please join me therefore in this voyage through the underworld of the past, via the present, to a more enlightened future, for there can be no shame, or dishonour, in uncovering truths in order to loosen the links of the karmic chains of the ancestors, so that they (and ultimately us) can become unfettered from the past.


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