Welcome to Week 15 of my Genealogy Challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about one of my Ancestors every week for a year, hashtag 52Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 15's prompt is "Fire". Originally I was going to write about my "Fire Fighting" Ancestors, but I have already covered them in … Continue reading #52Ancestors “Fire”
This is the first in a series of blogs that will tell the tale of my eight Great-grandparents, first up is William Chiddicks. William Chiddicks was born on 18th March 1866, the first born child of seven children, born to James Chiddicks and Elizabeth Chiddicks nee Lake. William was born in South Ockendon, Essex and … Continue reading The Life and Times of William Chiddicks
Recently I was fortunate enough to meet up with some long lost family members and reconnect with my Daniels ancestors from Dublin. This part of my family has been my “Brick wall” for a long, long time. Thanks to the kind help of my friends on, #Ancestry Hour on Twitter, with a special … Continue reading My Family Reunion thanks to #Ancestryhour
Not all family tree stories are filled with happiness and joy, take the tragic incident that occurred in 1920 at The Lower House Farm in Byford and the tragic shooting and killing of a six year old boy. The following incident was reported in the Hereford Journal of 7th August 1920 Terrible Fatality at Byford … Continue reading The Tragic Fatality at Lower House Farm
All the blogs that I have ever written for Family Tree Magazine all in one handy place......... 5 Reasons To Hire A Professional Genealogist Become Your Family’s Story Keeper The Top 10 Sins of a Genealogist Making the best use of Archives Grave Matters Presenting your Work Missing from a Census Explaining the Census Beating … Continue reading All my blogs for Family Tree Magazine in one handy place
So we have a passion or interest in family history, but why do we do it in the first place? What drives us to discover more about our past and discover who we really are? Are we simply all just detectives in disguise who just like unravelling a good mystery? Simple answer is, it will … Continue reading Why Do We Do It??