The Lopsided Barge

The Lopsided Barge

How did my ancestor Edward PARKER move from Prickwillow to Colchester? From a malster to a mariner? My professional talk ‘The Lopsided Barge’ explains this incredible journey. Link to an edited version of my Slides, for this Talk ‘The Lopsided Barge’ Where do we...
Making More use of the census

Making More use of the census

Reading my April 2015 Blog; Making Sense of the Census I discuss the basics of using the UK Census and the discoveries I made in my family. This got me thinking about the subject of my April 2016 Blog. Pre 1841 UK Census returns.   What? Pre 1841 I hear you cry,...
2015 Blog Summary

2015 Blog Summary

I published 10 blogs in 2015, based on my research for my ancestors. Here is a review of each blog, the stories researched and sources of information that were invaluable to me. Have a look, and click on the title of those that take your interest, or that you have...
Malster to Mariner

Malster to Mariner

How did my ancestor Edward PARKER move from Prickwillow to Colchester? From a malster to a mariner? Discover a story unknown until recently in my family history revealed through genealogy resources available to us all…   Prickwillow My story starts in...
Hands-on in the archives

Hands-on in the archives

Having exhausted the Internet indexes and records, we must turn our attention to other sources of data on our ancestors. Using my local County Record Office; Cambridgeshire Archives as an example I’d like to highlight records that may help you tell the wider...