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
I was very pleased to receive an Ancestry DNA test for Christmas, I'd decided on it when it was on offer during the 'Black Friday' weekend. I'd done one some years ago; an mtDNA test which only looks at the female line. At the time, this was the only test available for women and although… Continue reading My Ancestry DNA
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…
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
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!
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