So what do you remember from your childhood?? This is not in any chronological order, it's just my ramblings from my childhood...............see how many you remember from yours. The smell of freshly baked cakes in the Kitchen, the smell always filled the house with inviting aromas and made you feel constantly hungry. Even now, every … Continue reading Childhood Memories, My Trip down Memory Lane……..
With a little over two weeks to go until Roots Tech London, are you fully prepared and organised for this wonderful show? If not why not follow some of my easy tips and ideas, that will hopefully help you enjoy your "show" experience that little bit more. The key thing with an event like this … Continue reading #RootsTechLondon Are you ready?
So we have reached the final instalment of my series of blogs telling the stories of my eight Great-Grandparents. My final story tells the life of my Great-Grandmother, Emily Dodd Butterworth. Emily was born 22nd July 1870 at 51, Oxford Street, Whitechapel, London and she was born out of wedlock. Her Mother was Emily Butterworth … Continue reading The Life and Times of Emily Dodd Butterworth
This is the sixth in my series of blogs, writing the biographies and life stories of my eight Great-Grandparents, next up is Caroline Rosina Keyes (Granny Chiddicks). Caroline Rosina Keyes was born 9th September 1875, she was the first child of Joseph Keyes and Elizabeth Keyes nee Bishop. She was born in Grays in Essex … Continue reading The Life and Times of Caroline Rosina Keyes
This is the fourth in my biographies about the lives of my eight great-grandparents, next up is John Edwin Barnes. John Edwin Barnes was one of the first Ancestors that I researched, in real detail and he is someone who will always hold a special place in my heart, due to the fact he was … Continue reading The Life and Times of John Edwin Barnes
This is the third in my series of eight blogs, telling the life story of my great grandparents, next up is "Granny Ens". This story covers the very tough life of my Great-Grandmother Elizabeth (Lizzie) Daniels, who was born on 21st July 1889 in the North Dublin Workhouse. Birth Record in The Workhouse The mere … Continue reading The Life and Times of Lizzie Daniels
Next up for my eight Great-Grand parent blog is Frank Day who was born 28th January 1878 at 11, Peacock Street, Gravesend, Kent, the youngest of seven children, born to Thomas Frederick Day and Louisa Day nee Hallsey. At the time of Frank Day’s birth his Father, Thomas Elisha Day was employed as a … Continue reading The Life and Times of Frank Day
My DNA results are in!! Could I be anymore British if I tried! 86% British, with a large percentage of that Southern England, the Southern England part is hardly surprising. What does surprise me and is somewhat disappointing, is the very low percentage of results for Italy and Ireland, given my supposed connections to … Continue reading My DNA Results are in!! (4)
So if you are reading blog number 2 you are either contemplating joining the DNA revolution or you are at least half way there and have already taken your test. So how did I decide which test to take myself? In a rather ironic twist, considering this is a very scientific field, there was … Continue reading Choosing a DNA test (2)