I recently posted a question online that had been puzzling me for some time. "What name do we give ourselves when we refer to our hobby and what we do? Are you a Genealogist or a Family Historian, or something entirely different?" Is there actually a difference and at the end of the day, does … Continue reading Are you a Genealogist or Family Historian?
This blog is a guest blog from a good friend who has been a regular supporter of my blog from the early days and she has written a thought provoking blog which I hope you all enjoy, so here is Nicola's blog. We live in a world where anything which is not geared towards making money, … Continue reading Genealogy – Is There a Point?
Can you be defined by what your ancestors did or who your ancestors were? This is probably a question that can equally be aimed at psychology students as well as Historians or Family Historians and one that is probably far more advanced than my level of education! Having said that, I do have my own … Continue reading How Much Does Your Past Shape Your Future?
My Genie friend Caroline McCulloch ("Coach Carole") has kindly allowed me to share with you her latest ecourse for people that are new to blogging. The online six part course covers every aspect of blogging, from choosing a host site, designing your website and posting your first blogs. Blogging In The Past Lane "Years ago, … Continue reading Blogging in the Past Lane
Every Writer or Blogger will tell you that you should know your 'Target Audience' and who you are Writing for and I totally agree and I get that, but sometimes you just need to Write for 'you'. I Write because I enjoy it and I get a real sense of pleasure from sharing my stories, … Continue reading It’s Good to Write……..
So here we are, at the half way stage in the year and what a year it's been! Way back in December, when I set myself my Genealogy Goals for 2020, nobody could have dreamed what 2020 was going to bring, we had no idea back then, how the landscape of the world and society … Continue reading My Half-Yearly Report, How Did I Do?
Welcome to week 19 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 weeks prompt was 'Service' and my immediate thoughts were to use the wonderful Military Service Records that I have managed to accumulate over the years, but … Continue reading #52Ancestors ‘Service’
This is the fifth in my new series of blogs, telling the life stories of my 2 x Great Grand parents and next up is Joseph Keyes, the ninth child of eleven children, born to Joseph Keyes (Senior) and Hannah (Anna) Maria King. Joseph Keyes was born 12th January 1852 in Prittlewell, Essex and he … Continue reading The Life and Times of Joseph Keyes