Jowett, Nottingham, Nottingham Archives

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

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Calais, Clifton Nottingham, Doxie Flip, Joseph Woolley, Methodism, Motivation Monday, NFHS, Nottingham Archives, Oldham, Oldknow, Pilsley, Richardson

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

Jowett, Nottingham Archives, Tuesday's Tip

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…..

Bucknall, Gervase Oldham, non-conformists, Nottingham Archives, Who Do You Think You Are

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

Nottingham Archives

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