God’s Acre

Historically God’s Acre refers to the burial ground in a churchyard but today is sometimes used to describe any cemetery or graveyard.

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God’s Acre St Mary the Virgin, Datchet, Berkshire.

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MRUA

This acronym came from Randy Seaver. It may be in common use but I had not heard it before.

MRUA: Most recent unknown ancestor which Randy explained is the person with the lowest number on your Pedigree Chart or Ahnentafel List that you have not identified a last name for, or a first name if you know a surname but not a first name.”

Kick the Bucket

Quite a while ago my genimate Carmel Galvin reminded of a phrase my Dad used quite regularly. Most Australians would know that Kick the Bucket is a euphemism for dying  and I know it is used by our English cousins. Is it a term commonly used in other parts of the English speaking world?

An  article in Wikipedia examines theories behind the origin of the phrase.