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
We all have keepsakes, mementoes and family heirlooms that remain precious to us for a whole variety of reasons. From a precious trinket box, to a set of war medals, a family heirloom can mean something different to all of us. I posted this question recently online and I was amazed at the variety of … Continue reading What’s Your Favourite Family Heirloom?
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?
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?
Another day, another podcast! This time something a little bit different, two guys chatting down the pub (minus the pub and beer of course), all things history, genealogy and family related and putting the world to rights. I even manage to squeeze some Lego in there as well!!!! Looking back at history, how we fit … Continue reading Out of the Blank Podcast
Welcome to Week 50 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 'Witness to History'. This year, more than any other in our lifetimes, has given us a glimpse into History, we have all lived … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 50 Witness to History
One of my Genealogy goals this year, is to try and complete the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow’s wonderful challenge of writing about 52 Ancestors over 52 weeks. This week’s topic is “close to home”. My first thought was to my own Grandfather Horace Frank Chiddicks. There is so much to my Dear old Grandads story … Continue reading #52Ancestors “Close to Home”
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