I’ve recently signed up to a new service, Walk My Past, run by Abbie Allen from South Australia. It offers genealogical help to people from all over the world – you can ask for help and/or sign up as a Genie so you can help others. I’ve signed up as a Genie – I’m always interested in other people’s research and it keeps my hand … Continue reading Walk My Past
I found this photo of Mr Grice in one of my Great Aunt Joy’s albums and thought he looked like an interesting character. I have managed to find a little bit about him – so this won’t be a particularly wordless post! I know the photo was taken in either Bournemouth or Poole, so I searched for the surname Grice in those areas of Hampshire … Continue reading (Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Mr Grice
Quite some years ago my Great Aunt Joy gave me a gorgeous Nottingham lace bedspread that had been designed by her Grandfather, William Bucknall (1861-1937). Joy thought it had been made for display at a London exhibition, but was unsure of any details and I haven’t yet been able to place it. I’ve since found out about as much as I can about him, all … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – Grandpa Bucknall
My Great Aunt Joy’s sporting exploits . . . Continue reading Wordless Wednesday … Sporting Times!
A handful of photos from my Great Aunt Joy’s albums – all dated 1942 Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – 1942 Style
Following on from my previous post I decided to look for the baptisms of the children of my 3x Great Grandparents Peter Bates & Mary Phillips. They lived in Lincolnshire around the hamlets of Hawthorpe and Bulby, according to the census returns Peter worked as an agricultural labourer, a fairly common occupation in that area. Using Family Search I found the couples’ first six children … Continue reading The Elusive Bates Family Baptisms…
Following on from my last post about the Redfern branch of my family tree, I thought I’d check what other information I’m missing for them, before moving on. For Charles Redfern , my 3x Great Grandfather, I was missing his death and burial. I knew he was still alive in the 1881 census, but I’d failed to find him in 1891. I found his wife, … Continue reading Rounding Up the Redferns
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 information on any of her friends, other than what Joy … Continue reading Friday’s Faces From The Past