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
We have reached week 13, in the wonderful Genealogy challenge set by Amy Johnson Crow, to write something about your Ancestor's for a whole year, hashtag 52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This week our theme is "Nearly Forgotten", which we can interpret in lots of different ways. When I was a "novice" Family History Researcher, at … Continue reading #52Ancestors “Nearly Forgotten”
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’
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
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……..
This is the second of my series of blogs on the mammoth challenge of documenting the lives of my 2 x Great Grandparents, next up is Thomas Elisha Day, and what a very interesting and enterprising Ancestor he was! Thomas was born on 1st February 1836, at St.Pancras, London, the youngest child born to Thomas … Continue reading The Life and Times of Thomas Elisha Day