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#26 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:04 AM

View PostJamelex, on 02 August 2019 - 10:39 PM, said:

I figured out that there was less than nine months between the marriage of my grandparents and the birth of my eldest uncle. Oops!

I have a document written in Italian with the family tree for 4 generations (over the 1800s). There was an interesting line listing with wedding date and the line “these are our legitimate children”.... as my GG-GF was born 8m after wedding.

My sister conceived on her wedding night (has super long irregular cycles so knows) and then her baby was born premmie at 34wks. So yes less than 9m after marriage.





#27 Sancti-claws

Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:05 PM

My mother was born 9 months and 10 days after her parents wedding - grandma tells a story of her MIL visiting and warning her to be very careful during that last month!!!

#28 123Tree

Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:15 PM

View PostSancti-claws, on 25 August 2019 - 09:05 PM, said:

My mother was born 9 months and 10 days after her parents wedding - grandma tells a story of her MIL visiting and warning her to be very careful during that last month!!!


My mother fell pregnant on her honeymoon. While pregnant she was very unwell and had preeclampsia. Doctors thought it wise that his birth he bought on to save both my mothers life and my unborn brother. My grandmother, mum’s MIL had a fit and was very upset at the prospect and thought it would be better to risk my mother’s death than do that. Needless to say they didn’t have a great relationship.

#29 *Spikey*

Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:34 PM

I swear I am related to 3/4 of Australia (NSW, anyway). I used to work with a guy that I was related to that showed up on my tree, then another female cousin in another office, then I discovered a whole batch of "in laws" in a third office. The Fredo mafia, we joked. I do not appear to have any relatives in common with my husband - but my brother (different dads) may. Astonishing, lol.

Almost every man in my family joined up either in WWI or WWII. Most made it back, but so many died shortly after.

We may or may not be descended from Willy the Conqueror. However, I do appear to share a scottish relative with a certain orange cheeto, and I am not impressed. That's assuming the people who've been doing his background tracing have gotten any of it right - they certainly didn't when they tried to link the family up to a certain laird. Documentation is important.

#30 Chicken Pie

Posted 26 August 2019 - 04:35 PM

love these stories and finds!

havent had time to continue more of my research and once all the stuff in my life settle to normality will be back at it as i loved it and actually want to study it

my time off with surgery later this year may prove fruitful timewise

#31 born.a.girl

Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:39 PM

When we decided to have our daughter, I had to see three specialists to get the go-ahead, and was told worst case scenario was they would do a caesar at 28 weeks.  I didn't particularly want to be married, but my husband did. I said damned if I'm going to get married only to have a birth six months later and everyone assume we 'had' to get married, given it's the last bliddy thing I'd do anyway.  We waited a few months, I made it to 37 weeks which was 11.5 months later.

#32 born.a.girl

Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:40 PM

My sister did some family tree research. Given the name at that point was Ryan, and they were all called Michael, James, John and so on, there were quite a few to choose from.

The occupation of one was listed as 'lunatic', she said 'I think we'll skip that one'.




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