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?
Wow! What a truly extraordinary experience that was! The largest gathering of online Genealogists for one event ever and this could even be the largest gathering for any type of online conference ever recorded. The numbers are truly amazing, with over 1 Million attendees over the 3 days from over 200 countries, what a truly … Continue reading My #RootsTechConnect Experience
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
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)
A father's name on a birth certificate, is that a fact? The birth certificate itself is the 'evidence', anything stated on the certificate is then normally classed as a 'fact', including the birth date and the father's name. But what if that information is, in fact incorrect? How can we determine what is a fact, … Continue reading How do we differentiate between ‘Fact and Fiction’?
I wanted to share with you this wonderful story from Isabel Annal, this is a truly beautifully story, written so eloquently and filled with so many emotions. I spent a while thinking about what blog I would write for Holocaust Memorial Day. The theme this year is ‘Be the Light in the Darkness’. The blog … Continue reading Tante Liesel — My Mischling Family
Welcome to Week 52 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This weeks prompt is 'Resolution' Today I am celebrating the fact that I have completed the #52Ancestors challenge and not missed one single week this year. After … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 52 ‘Resolution’