Next up for my eight Great-Grand parent blog is Frank Day who was born 28th January 1878 at 11, Peacock Street, Gravesend, Kent, the youngest of seven children, born to Thomas Frederick Day and Louisa Day nee Hallsey. (11, Peacock Street, Gravesend, Kent) At the time of Frank Day’s birth his Father, Thomas Elisha Day … Continue reading The Life and Times of Frank Day
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?
I would like to open this up for debate, the fact that we judge history and those that made history, today, with the benefit of hindsight? Is that fair? I don't think there will be a definitive answer to this debate and I'm sure that more learned academics than myself, will have studied this … Continue reading Is it fair how we judge History?
You just never know what gems you might uncover in the British Newspaper archives, so why not have a look see what mysteries you might discover about your own family. Here are just two of many about the Chiddicks boys and the mischief they got up to! From Newspaper Article dated December 12th 1856: … Continue reading Newspaper Reports
This is the first in a new series of blogs, tackling the life stories of my 16 Great-Great Grandparents. So strap yourself in and lets begin the journey of discovery and uncover the life story of my 2 x Great-Grandfather Matthew Chiddicks. (Matthew Chiddicks seated with the beard, flanked by his sons, Walter and John) … Continue reading The Life and Times of Matthew Chiddicks