How to Build a Research Plan — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Research can be defined as “a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding“ https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/research As family historians, we are constantly trying to discover new information and reach new understandings – it is inherent in what we do. But how should we go about uncovering new […]How … Continue reading How to Build a Research Plan — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

The Life and Times of Paul Chiddicks Part 1 The School Years

Welcome to my story.............. After badgering my Family History buddies for ages, about the importance of writing up your own story, as well as those of your Ancestors, I thought it was about time I actually did something about this myself! It feels a bit weird really, almost like writing your own obituary, at least … Continue reading The Life and Times of Paul Chiddicks Part 1 The School Years

Understanding Genealogical Sources — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

When I studied history at school I was introduced to the concept of sources. There were exactly three types: Primary Source “An artifact, document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, recording, or any other source of information that was created at the time under study. It serves as an original source of information about the topic.” Primary source, […]Understanding … Continue reading Understanding Genealogical Sources — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

#52Ancestors Week 40 ‘Oldest’ The Life and Times of Henry William Goode Aged 102

At the grand old age of 102, I can safely say that Henry William Goode is my oldest recorded Ancestor, so let me tell you a little bit more about my 2 x Great Uncle Henry. Henry William Goode was born on 21st April 1874 in Bushey in Hertfordshire, the seventh oldest, of eight children … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 40 ‘Oldest’ The Life and Times of Henry William Goode Aged 102

#52Ancestors Week 35 ‘Unforgettable’

Welcome to Week 35 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This week's prompt is 'Unforgettable'. I started tracing my Family History in the late 1990’s, back when the Internet was in its infancy and home computers were … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 35 ‘Unforgettable’