1940s, France, Jowett, vintage

Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Postcards

Three more vintage postcards from Great-Aunt Joy's albums - this time from a holiday in France in 1949.

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ancestry, Freeman, Wood

Further Back With The Wood Family

  Continuing from my previous blog post - I ordered the marriage certificate for Mark Wood and Elizabeth Ann Woolford. I got quite a surprise when it arrived - Mark, my 2x great-grandfather - was a private in the Coldstream Guards! I had wondered what he was doing in Kensington and how he came to… Continue reading Further Back With The Wood Family

Freeman, Warwickshire, Wood

Freeman & Wood – Two Birth Certificates

So the two birth certificates I ordered have arrived, quite quickly I have to say. I'd ordered the PDF versions; they have to be downloaded from the GRO website once they've arrived in your account. They cost £6 each as opposed to paper copies which arrive in the post and cost £9.25. The downside is… Continue reading Freeman & Wood – Two Birth Certificates

Derbyshire, Freeman, Warwickshire, Wood

The Freeman & Wood Family.

Following on from my previous post, I decided to follow my 3x Great-grandfather Mark Wood (1856-1901) backwards through the census returns to see if I could locate him with his wife & before that with his parents. I'd previously found Mark Wood in the 1901 census return, living with his wife, Mary Jane and six… Continue reading The Freeman & Wood Family.

Ancestry DNA

My Ancestry DNA

My results came through a couple of weeks ago and they've proved interesting. My ethnicity hasn't thrown up any surprises & is pretty nondescript actually. I was hoping for something a little further afield from home as a good excuse for a holiday but it looks like I've missed out there! I'm a little disappointed… Continue reading My Ancestry DNA

Derbyshire, Freeman

William Carey Freeman (1848-1875)

  The sad death of my 2x Great-uncle, William Carey Freeman following an accident in a coal pit. I'd noticed he had died at a young age from the BMD records  and had decided to search for an inquest report in the local papers rather than ordering the death certificate. It sounds like an awful, but… Continue reading William Carey Freeman (1848-1875)