Swanage, vintage, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Postcards

Three vintage postcards from Great-Aunt Joy's photo albums showing scenes in Swanage, Dorset. They date from around 1940.

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heritage, Organising

Tuesday’s Tip – Filling In The Gaps

I ordered a family tree chart from My History some time ago & am spending some of the Bank Holiday weekend filling it in. What struck me almost straight away is the number of gaps in it. I've been researching my family for some years & had expected the chart to reflect this, but what… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – Filling In The Gaps

ancestry, Roots Magic

Motivation Monday – I Need It!

I've been using the Roots Magic program to record my research progress and store all the information I've accrued for several years.  I've found it really useful with some great features such as a clear layout , colour coding, good search capabilities and is easy to use. The recent additions of Roots Magic to Go… Continue reading Motivation Monday – I Need It!

1817, Brandreth, Derbyshire, Pentrich, Poppies - Weeping Window, WW1, WWI

A Grand Day Out in Derby

I had a trip to Derby last week, to visit two temporary exhibitions. The first was at Pickford's House Museum on Friar Gate and told the story of the Pentrich Revolution in 1817. This has long been an interest of mine; it was the subject of my dissertation. It's a small exhibition, in one of… Continue reading A Grand Day Out in Derby

Derbyshire, Draycott, Draycott Derbyshire, Jowett, Morton, Nottingham

The Nottingham Jowetts continued….

  The three postal certificates I ordered have finally arrived for my Jowett ancestors that I'd found in Basford Cemetery, Nottingham. Fortunately for me all the details fit with what I've already found so at least I know I'm on the right track even if the burials left me a little puzzled. Working backwards so… Continue reading The Nottingham Jowetts continued….

1940s, Bucknall, Helen Magee, Jowett, New Jersey, penfriends, USA, vintage

Friday’s Faces From The Past

I kept in touch with my Great-Aunt Joy in Australia for many years via airmail. She also had penfriends in many different countries that she'd been corresponding with for many years. I've found quite a few photos of them in her albums so I thought I'd share a few via this blog. I have no… Continue reading Friday’s Faces From The Past