We all have that one elusive ancestor on our trees that is difficult to find and for many different reasons, they just don’t want to be found. For as long as I can remember, one of my 2 x Great-Grandparents identities has been unknown to me, the father's name of Marguerite Longland Lukes was 'missing' … Continue reading Digging Deep to Find My Roots
I recently wrote a reply to a question raised on social media by my genealogy buddy Natalie Pithers from Genealogy Stories At the time, like most of the things we write on social media, I wrote exactly what I felt at that moment in time, from the heart, but as I paused and stopped to think … Continue reading What Makes You Feel Connected?
Never did I imagine when I asked the question, "What's your favourite heirloom?", Just how popular this would be! I have received so many wonderful new photographs and stories about your ancestors' family heirlooms that it would be remiss of me, not to share them all with you! These heirlooms really are as diverse and … Continue reading What’s Your Favourite Family Heirloom Part 2
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 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?
Are you new to genealogy or an experienced researcher? Either way, we can always do with a little bit of help with our research. In this mini-series written for Family Tree Magazine, I have looked at some of the main subscription websites and have put together a series of hints, tips and cheats for each … Continue reading My Genealogy Hints, Tips and Cheats Mini-Series
My Genie friend Caroline McCulloch ("Coach Carole") has kindly allowed me to share with you her latest ecourse for people that are new to blogging. The online six part course covers every aspect of blogging, from choosing a host site, designing your website and posting your first blogs. Blogging In The Past Lane "Years ago, … Continue reading Blogging in the Past Lane