Love him or hate him, the Census Enumerator is one of those unknown faces who crosses your path, almost on a daily basis, whilst you research your Family History and someone you just can't live without! But who was this mysterious character that could make you yelp with delight one minute, then cry with frustration … Continue reading The Role of the Census Enumerator
I am pleased to announce the launch of my new website dedicated to the memory of the 34 firefighters who sadly lost their lives at the Old Palace School Bombing during WW2. The website is in its infancy, but over the coming months, you will hopefully be able to follow me and watch it grow. … Continue reading My New Website is……oldpalaceschoolbombing.com
I recently posted a question online that had been puzzling me for some time. "What name do we give ourselves when we refer to our hobby and what we do? Are you a Genealogist or a Family Historian, or something entirely different?" Is there actually a difference and at the end of the day, does … Continue reading Are you a Genealogist or Family Historian?
As family historians we are accustomed to telling the stories of our ancestors and breathing life into the historic documents that we discover, whilst researching our family trees. Many of us are natural story tellers and the way in which we tell those stories is different for all of us. The important thing to remember … Continue reading Every Voice Matters
This blog is a guest blog from a good friend who has been a regular supporter of my blog from the early days and she has written a thought provoking blog which I hope you all enjoy, so here is Nicola's blog. We live in a world where anything which is not geared towards making money, … Continue reading Genealogy – Is There a Point?
In the last twelve months I have become addicted to listening to podcasts, I have even managed to make the odd guest appearance in a few as well! I absolutely love listening to them, especially when I am in the car. Initially I listened to mainly Family History based shows, but I have also found … Continue reading What’s Your Favourite Podcast?
They say that you should never meet your hero and for some that can be true. The idea being, in your mind, you have built them up so much, that the reality is never as good as your imagination would lead you to believe. Which translated means you see their weaknesses, their frailties and you … Continue reading Do You Ever Get the Chance to Meet Your Hero?
I was born in the mid 1960's and grew up in a era far removed from the world that kids grow up in today. Back then it was a pleasure to be a kid, there were no demands, no expectations, no pressures and no social media, it was a safe, enjoyable and stress free childhood! … Continue reading Childhood Heroes
WW1 touched the lives of millions of families, both at home and across the Empire, with families suffering irreconcilable grief and loss, many families never fully recovered. So many young men volunteered at the outbreak of War, to do "their bit" for King and Country, little did they know the full scale of the horrors … Continue reading No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station