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

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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….

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…to go a revolutioning…

  In 2006 I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in History. I chose to research the so-called 'Pentrich Revolution' as it was local to me and I'd looked at it previously when I was at school. As it's the 200th anniversary of this event today I thought I'd tweak my dissertation introduction… Continue reading …to go a revolutioning…

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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

Appleby, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Mortimer, spreadsheet, Tuesday's Tip, Wallis

Tuesday’s Tip – Unsuccessfully Organising Myself Part I

I realised recently that although I have been adding new information to my tree, I had completely forgotten to keep the spreadsheet I had spent hours on a couple of years ago updated - arrggh! The spreadsheet exercise has proved very useful in the past so I'm fairly annoyed with myself at not keeping it up.… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – Unsuccessfully Organising Myself Part I