All the blogs that I have ever written for Family Tree Magazine all in one handy place......... Become Your Family’s Story Keeper The Top 10 Sins of a Genealogist Making the best use of Archives Grave Matters Presenting your Work Missing from a Census Explaining the Census Beating Writer's Block Image is Everything The 15 … Continue reading All my blogs for Family Tree Magazine in one handy place
So what do you think the future holds for us "Genealogists"? Where do we see the future of our hobby, record keeping and archives, or is there even a future? Anybody who has been researching their tree for around twenty years will never have envisaged how the shape of researching your family tree would look … Continue reading So What does the future hold?
So we have a passion or interest in family history, but why do we do it in the first place? What drives us to discover more about our past and discover who we really are? Are we simply all just detectives in disguise who just like unravelling a good mystery? Simple answer is, it will … Continue reading Why Do We Do It??
I would like to open this up for debate, the fact that we judge history and those that made history, today, with the benefit of hindsight? Is that fair? I don't think there will be a definitive answer to this debate and I'm sure that more learned academics than myself, will have studied this … Continue reading Is it fair how we judge History?
I am now the very proud owner of the Royal British Legion commemorative Poppy pin to remember those that sadly lost their lives 100 years ago at the 3rd battle of Ypres, known as Passchendaele. The details of how this project came about and what went into the making of these commemorative poppy pins … Continue reading Royal British Legion Passchendaele 100 Pin
How many different nationalities can you count on your tree? We all will probably have a mixture of English, maybe some Scottish, throw in a bit of Welsh maybe and a possible Irish connections and that's probably it for most of us. I am proud of my English, Irish and Scottish roots, my wife is … Continue reading The Italian Job