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
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
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). (St. Peter & St. Paul's Church, Grays, from my collection) Caroline Rosina Keyes was born 9th September 1875, she was the first child of Joseph Keyes and Elizabeth … Continue reading The Life and Times of Caroline Rosina Keyes
I thought it would be timely to reflect on the benefits of the archive offices and record offices, up and down the country and the wonderful services that they provide. My title for this blog is very apt, "use it or lose it". With pressure on local government and local authorities to cut budgets and … Continue reading “Use it or Lose it”
Not all family tree stories are filled with happiness and joy, take the tragic incident that occurred in 1920 at The Lower House Farm in Byford and the tragic shooting and killing of a six year old boy. The following incident was reported in the Hereford Journal of 7th August 1920 Terrible Fatality at Byford … Continue reading The Tragic Fatality at Lower House Farm Part 1
So what do you think the future holds for us "Genealogists"? Where do we see the future of our hobby, record keeping and archives, or is there even a future? Anybody who has been researching their tree for around twenty years will never have envisaged how the shape of researching your family tree would look … Continue reading So What does the future hold?