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
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?
So we have reached the final instalment of my series of blogs telling the stories of my eight Great-Grandparents. My final story tells the life of my Great-Grandmother, Emily Dodd Butterworth. Emily was born 22nd July 1870 at 51, Oxford Street, Whitechapel, London and she was born out of wedlock. Her Mother was Emily Butterworth … Continue reading The Life and Times of Emily Dodd Butterworth