The WordPress Family Award & The Liebster Award

Many thanks to current descendent from  The Family Kalamazoo for nominating this blog for the two awards mentioned above.  The Family Kalamazoo is one of my favourite blogs, I visit it regularly and always look forward to it’s next post.

The WordPress Family Award “was started by someone who wanted to say what being a part of cyberspace had meant to her and what a family atmosphere existed in her WordPress World.” The ‘family’ element seems appropriate to my blog, as it focuses on the family.

In order to claim this award I need to nominate 10 bloggers, this list can be found below.  Current descendent also nominated me for the Liebster Award.  This is to promote new blogs, and it means ‘dearest’.  There are some rules to accomplish before being entitled to this award, so here I go!

Thank you for nominating me The Family Kalamazoo

Post 11 random facts about myself:

1. I have lived all my life in Brighton, East Sussex.

2. The first records I bought were ‘Puppet On A String’ by Sandie Shaw and ‘Release Me’ by Engelbert Humperdink.

3. I passed 2 O Levels, English Language and English Literature.

4. In 2010 I graduated from the University of Sussex with a foundation degree in Community Development.

5. I am a season ticket holder at The Amex – home of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.

6. I love writing letters and have had penpals since 1973.

7. I don’t own a car.

8. I go to the libraries in Brighton and Hove a lot.

9. When I was young I played the piano, violin and recorder and was in the school choir.

10. I still don’t know who my maternal grandfather was.

Next I need to share 11 facts about my ancestors:

1. My father, Gordon Charles Dinnis was awarded the Italy Star medal for his service during World War II.

2. My great great grandfather, John Dinnis lived in Brighton during the 1850s and 1860s and was a Cook and Publican.

3. My great grandfather, George Dinnis was born in Brighton.

4. My paternal grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis was a fishmonger.

5. One of the houses we lived in, Marine Avenue, used to be a nursing home in the late 1940s.

6. My father, Gordon Charles Dinnis was injyred by shrapnel in his right shoulder, in Italy during World War II.

7. My mother, Enid May Howells won a needlework competition in 1934/35.

8. My parents, Gordon and Enid Dinnis won many cups and medals playing table tennis during the 1950s and 1960s.

9. My paternal grandmother, Annie Cleeve had an older sister, Kate who died aged 11.

10. My paternal grandparents, Joseph Taylor Dinnis and Annie Cleeve were both born in 1892.

My maternal grandmothers’ father, William Cockett died when she was just one year old.

Now I need to nominate 10 bloggers and ask them 11 questions:

branches of our family

Maybe someone should write that down…


A Hundred Years Ago

Paula Acton


Judy’s Family History

Tree Fishing

Branch and Leaf … a family history blog

Chips Off the Old Block

Genealogy Sisters

The 11 questions I would like you to answer are:

1. Why do you blog?

2. When do you blog, are you a morning person or a night owl?

3. Who is your most interesting ancestor?

4. Have you learnt anything from looking back?

5. Did your family move around a lot?

6. Have you always written?

7. Is it more about the writing, or the researching your family for you?

8. Do you have a filing system?

9. Is it just you doing this, or do you involve the family?

10. Have you found new family members you didn’t know about?

11. How far back have you gone?

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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3 Responses to The WordPress Family Award & The Liebster Award

  1. Jackie, these are great questions. I love your answers, and you’ve steered me to blogs I didn’t know about :)!

  2. Pingback: Awards to Accept | Paula Acton

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