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.


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


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.