As a RootsTech Ambassador I have the opportunity to host a giveaway competition for RootsTech23 which allows one lucky participant to win a complimentary 3 day pass to attend the in person event at Salt Lake City. I chose to ask those that entered my competition to simply tell me how they started their family … Continue reading RootsTech 2023 Competition Result!
All families have secrets, and it’s almost inevitable that when we undertake genealogical research, that family secrets will emerge. Discovering family secrets might be wonderful, but they can often be distressing, upsetting and even confusing, for those involved. We might even find ourselves having to stop our research and reflect on what we have discovered … Continue reading Ethical Dilemmas and How To Approach Them
Previously I wrote a blog about the top 10 sins of a genealogist, which proved to be an extremely popular blog, if you want a quick read it can be found here: Top 10 Sins of a Genealogist In the interests of addressing the balance, I thought it was about time that I shared with … Continue reading My Top 10 Genealogy Tips
WIN A COMPLIMENTARY 3 DAY PASS TO ROOTSTECH 2023 My ROOTSTECH 2023 GIVEAWAY COMPETITION is now up and running and I must say that as Rootstech Ambassador I am very excited to be giving away a COMPLIMENTARY 3 DAY PASS to Rootstech 2023 (valued at $98) You will find details on how to enter my … Continue reading Free Rootstech 2023 Pass Giveaway
I am extremely honoured and pleased to announce that I have been invited again to be a RootsTech Influencer for the 2023 show. It's a privilege to be chosen for this truly global event and over the coming months I will share with you all the latest news from the show, plus all the big … Continue reading RootsTech Influencer 2023
I recently posted a blog about what makes us feel connected and this prompted a lot of debate amongst my friends, you can read the original blog here: What Makes You Feel Connected In the blog I talked about how I felt a sixth sense and a connection to places that I had visited that … Continue reading Ancestral Memory Is It Fact or Fiction?
You might recall recently that I told you the story of my 2 x great-grandfather Henry Barnes, who was a Dock Worker all his life, a man who worked hard to provide for his family. Henry had a tough life, it was a difficult time living in the poorer quarters of London during the Victorian … Continue reading Forever Missed, But Never Forgotten
Listed below are the names of 32 Firemen and 2 Firewomen who lost their lives at The Old Palace School Bombing on 20th April 1941, in the heart of the East End of London. This is still today, the largest ever loss of life for the Fire Brigade Service, at a single incident. The link … Continue reading The Old Palace School Bombing Update
So where do you go from here? You have a pile of certificates, photographs and notes, but how do you turn all your hard work into something more tangible and something that your friends and family would love to read? It's not easy, but here's a little helping hand. Writing a family history biography, or … Continue reading The Curious Descendants Club
At the start of the Great War the population of Byford in Herefordshire, including children, was 148 and Mansell Gamage 116, giving a total of 264 inhabitants. 51 young men enlisted from the two villages and 13 of those sadly died. The others returned, but life would never be the same for any of them, … Continue reading A Family at War (Part 2)