Friday, July 10, 2015

Circus Performers in My Family


I have several generations of circus performers in my family. I'm not sure if this is a distant aunt or cousin, but I'm related to this this cool lady. My great grandparents met because my great grandpa was learning how to be a fire breather, and got injured. He was rushed to the hospital and ended up marrying his nurse. The last picture is my favorite. What are some of your cool family stories? 


  1. That is stupendously cool!!! What an awesome lineage to have in your family tree.

    For all the years of family genealogical research that I've done (it's actually one of my biggest passions in life), save for the fact that one of my great-grandfathers went north (from the States) for the Klondike gold rush, which is awesome for sure, I really don't know of many interesting (in a stand out kind of way, I mean) folks in my family tree. Usually, it seems, I'm lucky just to find birth/marriage/death dates and don't unearth much about the people themselves unfortunately. It so great when families are able to know more and paint a broader picture of their ancestors, as you can with these great circus performers.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. That's pretty cool too! I'm lucky, a lot of my aunts and uncles are into genealogy so I can hear the cool stories, without the boring part. I'm really impatient and I think searching myself would drive me nuts ;D