I am still managing to keep up with Amy Johnson Crow's #52Ancestors in 52 weeks challenge and week 6 brings the subject of "Same Name". So let me introduce you to 10 - Thomas Wootton's! My 7 x Great Grandfather was Thomas Wootton born appx. 1688. My 6 x Great Grandfather was Thomas Wootton born … Continue reading #52Ancestors “Same Name”
Week 5 of my #52Ancestors challenge is the subject of "So Far Away". If you follow my regular Family History blog, then last week you would have been briefly introduced to my Grandfather Horace Chiddicks, who spent his entire adult life (47 years), living in the same house. Close to Home By complete contrast, Horace's … Continue reading #52Ancestors “So Far Away”
One of my Genealogy Goals for 2020 is to take part in the wonderful series of Family History prompts from Amy Johnson Crow, the #52Ancestors in 52 weeks challenge. This week’s prompt is “Long Line” and I have decided to write about my Maternal Grandfather’s side of the family, who have a number of family … Continue reading “A Long Line of Firefighters………”
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Family Secrets and what to do with them? When we set off on our Family History journey and start delving into the past and the lives of our Ancestors, I’m sure that we all envisage some idyllic moments mixed in with some harder times, but … Continue reading The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
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……..
This is the second of my series of blogs on the mammoth challenge of documenting the lives of my 2 x Great Grandparents, next up is Thomas Elisha Day, and what a very interesting and enterprising Ancestor he was! Thomas was born on 1st February 1836, at St.Pancras, London, the youngest child born to Thomas … Continue reading The Life and Times of Thomas Elisha Day
Today I would like to introduce a guest blog from writer Cora L. If you are someone who loves history, you are in for a treat. Would you like to take a trip to faraway islands? Set sail with us on the Atlantic Ocean and learn about the British Isles. If you want to … Continue reading The History of the British Isles; The Evolution of The Monarchy