We are up to Week 10 and this week's theme, for the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow's #52Ancestors Challenge is, “Strong Woman". I think there is an assumption that a lot of our female Ancestors were strong women, probably because a lot of them look pretty fearsome in the old photographs and the stories that are … Continue reading #52Ancestors “Strong Woman”
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
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
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 fourth in my biographies about the lives of my eight great-grandparents, next up is John Edwin Barnes. John Edwin Barnes was one of the first Ancestors that I researched, in real detail and he is someone who will always hold a special place in my heart, due to the fact he was … Continue reading The Life and Times of John Edwin Barnes
This is the third in my series of eight blogs, telling the life story of my great grandparents, next up is "Granny Ens". This story covers the very tough life of my Great-Grandmother Elizabeth (Lizzie) Daniels, who was born on 21st July 1889 in the North Dublin Workhouse. Birth Record in The Workhouse The mere … Continue reading The Life and Times of Lizzie Daniels