Sometimes we discover a story that's so remarkable that even though it's not a member of your own family, we feel compelled to make sure that the story is told. The photograph of the young boy standing outside the White Star Line offices in London, holding an Evening News poster announcing ‘Titanic Disaster Great Loss … Continue reading The Boy Behind The Picture
The Incredible Journey………….
That's it, I have finally made it to the end, this is the last of sixteen blogs telling the life stories of my 2x great-grandparents! The very fact that Elizabeth McCormack is the very last one, will tell you that Elizabeth's story was maybe a little harder to tell, than some of the others, primarily … Continue reading The Incredible Journey………….
Digging Deep to Find My Roots
We all have that one elusive ancestor on our trees that is difficult to find and for many different reasons, they just don’t want to be found. For as long as I can remember, one of my 2 x Great-Grandparents identities has been unknown to me, the father's name of Marguerite Longland Lukes was 'missing' … Continue reading Digging Deep to Find My Roots
Sitting on the Dock of The Bay……
This is the 13th in my series of blogs documenting the lives and more importantly, telling the stories of my 2 x Great-Grandparents. By the very nature of the fact that these are the last few of my 2 x Great-Grandparents stories, will tell you that these have been by far the hardest to complete. … Continue reading Sitting on the Dock of The Bay……
Are you a Bishop or a King?
This is the 12th in my series of blogs that recounts the wonderful lives of my 2 x Great Grandparents, so sit back pour yourself a drink and see how much I struggled to untangle the mysteries of Elizabeth Bishop and her family. Elizabeth was one of those difficult and frustrating Ancestors to research and … Continue reading Are you a Bishop or a King?
The Life and Times of Martha Harvey
This is the 11th in my series of blogs telling the life stories of my 2 x Great Grandparents and its the turn of Martha Harvey next. Martha was the sixth of seven children born to Edward Harvey and Hannah Bullen and she was born on 3rd September 1864 which was kindly recorded on her … Continue reading The Life and Times of Martha Harvey
A Family at War (Part 1)
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 them after their … Continue reading A Family at War (Part 1)
The Tragic Fatality at Lower House Farm Part 3
Welcome to Part 3, of the truly remarkable story of the Tragic Fatality at Lower House Farm, if you haven't read Parts 1 and 2 the links are here: Part 1 Part 2 From one original newspaper report, I have managed to uncover an extraordinary story, that has continued to grow and amaze me, as … Continue reading The Tragic Fatality at Lower House Farm Part 3
The Life and Times of Paul Chiddicks Part 1 The School Years
Welcome to my story.............. After badgering my Family History buddies for ages, about the importance of writing up your own story, as well as those of your Ancestors, I thought it was about time I actually did something about this myself! It feels a bit weird really, almost like writing your own obituary, at least … Continue reading The Life and Times of Paul Chiddicks Part 1 The School Years
#52Ancestors Week 40 ‘Oldest’ The Life and Times of Henry William Goode Aged 102
At the grand old age of 102, I can safely say that Henry William Goode is my oldest recorded Ancestor, so let me tell you a little bit more about my 2 x Great Uncle Henry. Henry William Goode was born on 21st April 1874 in Bushey in Hertfordshire, the seventh oldest, of eight children … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 40 ‘Oldest’ The Life and Times of Henry William Goode Aged 102