Something a family historian should never have to do…

..is to record the death of their own child. A school friend sent us a letter: I don't think he will mind me sharing a couple of excerpts; "It is only in adulthood (often)that you reflect on the qualities of people. Mark was kind, caring, loyal and understanding in every memory I have of him."… Continue reading Something a family historian should never have to do…

ancestry, Derbyshire, Freeman, Wood

Climbing Another Branch…

Filling in my large family tree chart has revealed the branches of my tree that I haven't yet researched in any depth, so I've decided to concentrate on one of these branches for a while to see what I can discover. I have begun this with my great grandfather William Frederick Freeman (1878-1951). From his… Continue reading Climbing Another Branch…

ancestry, genealogy, Jowett, Uncategorized

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

genealogy, research, Tuesday's Tip

Tuesday’s Tip – Summarising Your Data Twile & Infographics

As a subscriber to Find My Past I regularly receive targeted offers from them. A recent one was the offer of a free infographic based on my family research so far. It was very simple to use. I generated a gedcom file from my Roots Magic database and uploaded it to Twile, using their easy-to-follow instructions.… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – Summarising Your Data Twile & Infographics

Nottingham, Richardson

Thankful Thursday: A Grave Topic..

Up to date I haven't been very successful in finding my ancestors' burials in Nottingham, even though I've done a few searches in the archives. A distant cousin emailed  to say she had temporary access to some online burial records & very kindly offered to do some look-ups for me.  I sent her a few… Continue reading Thankful Thursday: A Grave Topic..

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.

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