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

Find My Past, Freebie

Free Access to Find My Past

  Find My Past are currently offering free access to their British and Irish family records. The offer is on now and runs until 23.59BST on Monday 26th June so fill your boots! More details here.