Welcome to week 12 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 the theme is "Popular", which is defined as "liked or admired by many people". I decided to look away from my tree this time and … Continue reading #52Ancestors “Popular”
I am deeply honoured and humbled to be the new face behind Family Tree Magazine’s general miscellany page, known as ‘Dear Paul’. I would like to take the opportunity to thank my predecessors, ‘Dear Karen’ and ‘Dear Tom’ for all their hard work over the years, making the column such a loved and integral part … Continue reading ‘Dear Paul’
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……..
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 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). Caroline Rosina Keyes was born 9th September 1875, she was the first child of Joseph Keyes and Elizabeth Keyes nee Bishop. She was born in Grays in Essex … Continue reading The Life and Times of Caroline Rosina Keyes
If you are a regular Twitter user, you might have caught site of a truly wonderful new Genealogy Community called Walk My Past. The site and online community is run by owner Abbie and has quickly built up a great online following and a growing list of Genies and followers. Like the best ideas, this … Continue reading Walk My Past
This is the fifth in the series of biographies, telling the lives of my eight great-grandparents, next up is Marguerite Longland Lukes. Now with such an exotic name, you must be thinking that there must be a story behind the name and you are certainly right, there is. Marguerite Longland Lukes was born on 25th May 1883 at … Continue reading The Life and Times of Marguerite Longland Lukes