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
So what do you remember from your childhood?? This is not in any chronological order, it's just my ramblings from my childhood...............see how many you remember from yours. The smell of freshly baked cakes in the Kitchen, the smell always filled the house with inviting aromas and made you feel constantly hungry. Even now, every … Continue reading Childhood Memories, My Trip down Memory Lane……..
This is the second of my series of blogs on the mammoth challenge of documenting the lives of my 2 x Great Grandparents, next up is Thomas Elisha Day, and what a very interesting and enterprising Ancestor he was! Thomas was born on 1st February 1836, at St.Pancras, London, the youngest child born to Thomas … Continue reading The Life and Times of Thomas Elisha Day
Today I would like to introduce a guest blog from writer Cora L. If you are someone who loves history, you are in for a treat. Would you like to take a trip to faraway islands? Set sail with us on the Atlantic Ocean and learn about the British Isles. If you want to … Continue reading The History of the British Isles; The Evolution of The Monarchy