Mystery Monday – The Jowetts in Basford Cemetery

I haven't done a great deal of research into the Jowett side of my family up to yet, other than a basic gathering of names from the Census and a handful of certificates. Browsing in the Nottinghamshire Archives some time ago I came across a memorial inscription in Basford cemetery, Nottingham for my 2x Great-grandparents Edmund … Continue reading Mystery Monday – The Jowetts in Basford Cemetery

Thrifty Thursday – Free Ancestry Access

Have you got anything planned for the Easter weekend? How about taking advantage of Ancestry's free access weekend and finding your ancestor's records for free?   From 14-17 April, you’ll be able to search millions of UK, Ireland and Commonwealth records – all completely free*. Start in Britain then head off to Australia, Canada, or wherever, and … Continue reading Thrifty Thursday – Free Ancestry Access

Motivation Monday – New Freeman Research

I recently received an email from a distant cousin. We'd been in touch briefly a few years ago and he has been continuing his research into the Freeman family. We've never been able to prove our Freeman branches are on the same tree, but it piqued my interest enough to revisit my own research. I'd … Continue reading Motivation Monday – New Freeman Research

Motivation Monday – Top Ten for 2016-17

I posted this list in January last year, so I thought I'd revisit it to see how I'd got on. 1.    Finish searching the French online records for my Oldham family in Calais. The Census and Birth/Marriage/Death records are all freely available online. I've found the family in 1866, but also need to look further back to … Continue reading Motivation Monday – Top Ten for 2016-17

Thomas May 1819-1874

My 3x Great Grandfather Thomas May seems to have had an eventful life.Born in Hinckley, Leicestershire in 1819 Thomas was the fourth child of William May & Catherine Townsend.William was working as a tailor in Castle Street at the time of Thomas's birth, he later became a master tailor & draper and hosiery manufacturer. He … Continue reading Thomas May 1819-1874

Wordless Wednesday – People

A few more people from Great-Aunt Joy's photo albums. I'd be very grateful for any information on the people in these photos as I am only able to identify a few of them myself.   Eric ? East Africa 1943 Frank ? Cairo 1942 George ? 1943   George ? and Frank ? Cyprus 1944 … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – People

Wordless Wednesday – Places

Places in Great-Aunt Joy's photo albums, dating from around 1938-1943.   Castle Mill, Linby, Nottinghamshire c1940 Milton Abbey & Durley Chine, Dorset  1938   Round the Isle of Wight Ryde, Cowes, Southsea c1938 Portland Ships c1938

Military Monday – Percvial Richardson. Royal Engineers Part V

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Following Armistice in November 1918, Uncle Percy continued with his Unit. I haven't been able to find much detail of this period but they were working in camps at Longpre, Oissy and Dreuil les Amiens. At the end of April 97th Field Company returned to England via … Continue reading Military Monday – Percvial Richardson. Royal Engineers Part V

Wordless Wednesday – Great Aunt Joy’s Albums.

Another handful of photos from Great Aunt Joy's albums. These date from around 1938-1939.   Baby Joy & Chummy Derek (aged 6) & Margaret (aged 4)   Bubbles at Lulworth Cove 1939 Two Joys at Lulworth Little Moira Holland aged 2   Margaret & Mrs Tatham

Military Monday – Harold Richardson Remembered

Some time ago I heard about a project to research and preserve the WW1 Roll of Honour at St Stephen's church in Hyson Green, Nottingham. As my Great-great Uncle Harold Richardson is mentioned on it I contacted the church and was invited to the first meeting.   St Stephen's Bobbers Mill Road I was able … Continue reading Military Monday – Harold Richardson Remembered