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

Motivation Monday – Top Ten for 2016

My genealogy 'to-dos' are numerous & I never seem to make much progess, probably because I'm too easily distracted by those pesky shaking leaves* on Ancestry! So I've decided to list the top ten things I could really do with getting to the bottom of and hope that a list will keep me focussed!   … Continue reading Motivation Monday – Top Ten for 2016

Tuesday Tip – Looking again… and again…..

Visiting Nottingham Archives for the first time in a while over the summer, I realised they'd moved the shelves around.  The microfiche indexes, which I had gone in to look at, had moved round the corner to a different shelf; in their place I came across a transcript of memorial inscriptions for Basford cemetery, completed … Continue reading Tuesday Tip – Looking again… and again…..

Time Consuming Research

We're now three episodes into the ninth series of 'Who Do You Think You Are' on BBC1.  They've all been good so far; I particularly liked Gregg Wallace's episode and how the research uncovered a much deeper story than the one passed down through his family.But the programme does tend to give a distorted view of how difficult and … Continue reading Time Consuming Research

Catch 22

I've been browsing through the Methodist baptism & marriage records over the last couple of weeks at Nottinghamshire Archives. Whilst looking for my ancestors, I came across an entry which made me smile.  On 20th April 1946,  Harold Major married  Biddy Stevenson at the United Methodist Church, Redcliffe Road, Nottingham.  Harold was a Sergeant in … Continue reading Catch 22