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
Wow, where did those three days go!! A bit like when you were a child looking forward to Christmas, the build up and expectation are enormous and it takes forever to arrive, then before you know it, wham its gone! Can you believe it's a week ago? So firstly can I say a huge massive … Continue reading RootsTechLondon Round Up
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?
This is the seventh in my series of eight blogs telling the life stories of my eight great-grandparents, next up is the wonderfully talented William Tom Wootton. William Tom Wootton was born on 28th May 1863 to Thomas Wootton and Nicolina Elizabeth Wootton nee Stampa, he was their only child and was born at 106, Carlton … Continue reading The Life and Times of William Tom Wootton
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
If you are a regular Twitter user, you might have caught site of a truly wonderful new Genealogy Community called Walk My Past. The site and online community is run by owner Abbie and has quickly built up a great online following and a growing list of Genies and followers. Like the best ideas, this … Continue reading Walk My Past
This is the fifth in the series of biographies, telling the lives of my eight great-grandparents, next up is Marguerite Longland Lukes. Now with such an exotic name, you must be thinking that there must be a story behind the name and you are certainly right, there is. Marguerite Longland Lukes was born on 25th May 1883 at … Continue reading The Life and Times of Marguerite Longland Lukes
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
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
So further to my previous blogs covering my DNA journey (see links below), I have recently received an updated version of my ethnicity estimate from my test with Ancestry. The question is how much notice should we take of these ethnicity estimates? There are definitely similarities between the estimates that I have received from Ancestry … Continue reading Ethnicity Estimates, Should we take them seriously?