Sometimes we discover a story that's so remarkable that even though it's not a member of your own family, we feel compelled to make sure that the story is told. The photograph of the young boy standing outside the White Star Line offices in London, holding an Evening News poster announcing ‘Titanic Disaster Great Loss … Continue reading The Boy Behind The Picture
How To Become A Family History Detective Using My ABC Guide
In many ways being a family history researcher can feel a bit like being a 'detective', on the hunt for clues to help you solve the latest 'mystery'. You might have a few uncorroborated facts that you have pieced together, but it's that one piece of 'Critical Evidence' that is missing, which is stopping you … Continue reading How To Become A Family History Detective Using My ABC Guide
My Top 10 Genealogy Tips
Previously I wrote a blog about the top 10 sins of a genealogist, which proved to be an extremely popular blog, if you want a quick read it can be found here: Top 10 Sins of a Genealogist In the interests of addressing the balance, I thought it was about time that I shared with … Continue reading My Top 10 Genealogy Tips
The Curious Descendants Club
So where do you go from here? You have a pile of certificates, photographs and notes, but how do you turn all your hard work into something more tangible and something that your friends and family would love to read? It's not easy, but here's a little helping hand. Writing a family history biography, or … Continue reading The Curious Descendants Club
The Battle of Nantwich
After recently moving house, I was absolutely delighted to discover that there is a vast amount of history that surrounds the market town of Nantwich in Cheshire, where I live, and as someone with a keen interest in local, as well as family history, I felt compelled to tell you about “The Battle of Nantwich” … Continue reading The Battle of Nantwich
When All You Need is a Little ‘Prompt’
Over the last two years I have been writing the biographies of my 8 great-grandparents (complete) and my 16 x Great-grandparents (one more to go!) and with this in mind, I have been looking ahead at where to go next with possible 'themes' for future blogs about my ancestors. So I did what I normally … Continue reading When All You Need is a Little ‘Prompt’
My End of Year Report 2021
As 2021 has drawn to a close, it's that time of the year to look back and reflect on my genealogy achievements and see how I did, compared to the goals that I set myself at the beginning of the year. Several years ago I completely lost track with my genealogy research and vowed to … Continue reading My End of Year Report 2021
Do You Remember……..?
For those of you that might have missed these posts, or not seen them all, in the run up towards Christmas, I have been posting online, pictures from my childhood, things that I fondly remember growing up as a kid. It's a mixture of memories and nostalgia based on when I lived at my Nan's … Continue reading Do You Remember……..?
Collect Moments Not Things
Recently I heard a comment that really resonated with me and made me think about the "value' we put on things and the reasons why we value possessions so much. The comment was about 'collecting moments not things', which when you stop to think about it, goes against all the core principles of being a … Continue reading Collect Moments Not Things
Are you a City Dweller or a Townie?
If you follow me online, you will have probably seen some recent posts regarding my recent house move. Over the years we haven't been prolific house movers, in fact as a family, this will only be our second move, so we are hardly experts in the whole moving process. This got me thinking about what … Continue reading Are you a City Dweller or a Townie?