It’s Heritage Day, and what better way to spend a grey and overcast holiday than trying to tie up some loose ends of family history. This time it’s the Park family, one on which we’ve made little progress since we started researching our family history back in 1974. One of the web message boards where I’ve found helpful people is RootsChat:
and one of the good people there helped me to find some Park and Bruce families in the England censuses with connections to Mauritius. None of them directly linked to what we already have, but they must be connected somehow. There are now parent-child relationships, but lots of nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
And someone on a newsgroup found a Park family tree on the web, which may have connections with ours – just one one name with a death date so far, but an address to write to, though only snail mail, and since it’s a public holiday we have to wait till Monday to buy a stamp. But still, there’s hope. We haven’t connected many dots yet, but the nice thing is that we have a lot more dots to connect.