Monthly musings and memories from my genealogy world.
If you recognise any of the family names mentioned, and/or you have stories about the towns and villages referenced, I’d love to hear from you.
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It’s the biggest event in the genealogy calendar, bringing together millions of people worldwide… More
Converting the Julian/Gregorian calendars often left me feeling a little bewildered. I could never… More
So, you’ve been working on your family tree for years, you’re an expert on… More
Tomorrow is my mum and dad’s 45th wedding anniversary, and as I’ve previously concentrated… More
So we have come to the third and final part of my Genealogy Alphabet.… More
Here is the second instalment of my Genealogy Alphabet. Part 1 discussed genealogically valuable… More
Happy New Year! A time for new beginnings, and as the great Julie Andrews… More
Growing up, I was surrounded by family. We would visit grandparents every Saturday, and… More
So, where did I leave you last time? Ah yes, I had discovered that… More
We’ve all come across it before haven’t we? That blank space on a birth… More
Many of my past blogs have concerned my father’s maternal line of ancestors, yet… More
There are many sources available to the family historian today, but many of us,… More
During the 1930s/40s, in the East End of London and Essex suburbs, my family… More
I’m very fortunate to have both my Nans still alive today. I love talking… More
Who, at some point, has hit a brick-wall in their research? I know I… More
Over the last few years, I’d been pondering the place of DNA within the… More
Growing up, I was surrounded with tales of yesteryear. I have a large extended… More
Many of us have become obsessed with family history over the years; whether that… More
So, this is the start of my first ever blog – eek! I’ve been… More