The 1939 Register

The 1939 Register The 1939 Register is one of the most important contemporary documents available to genealogists (Family Historians). During my new, engaging family history talk I explore: + Why is this one of the most important contemporary documents? + What are the...

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O Canada ! Land of our ancestors

O Canada ! Land of our ancestors Canada is in North America and is one of the worlds most ethnically and multi-culturally diverse countries. This is a result of 3 centuries of large scale immigration. How can you discover your Canadian Ancestors? Canada is the worlds...

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The long, white cloud

The land of the long, white cloud   New Zealand is a place many in the UK know of, even if they haven't visited. This is probably because of the connection New Zealand has with the United Kingdom. How can you research your Kiwi ancestors and what records are...

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I will share more secrets and successes

I will share more secrets and successes I am launching my subscription newsletter this month (May 2018) and it will be packed with further information and advice for your Family History Research. 12 issues over 12 months Delivered to your inbox on the 23rd...

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Up, up and away

Up, up and away You'll be aware of the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) if you read a newspaper or watch the TV. Continue reading this blog which will enable you to discover more about the RAF and the records that you might discover for your ancestors. The RAF...

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Australian Records

Australian Records The first fleet arrived in Sydney in 1788, since then we have had a fascination with ‘The land down under’. Many of us can claim ancestors from Australia, or find ancestors that travelled to Australia. With the loss of Britain’s American Colonies...

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Talk: Smuggling an accursed thing

Talk: Smuggling an accursed thing Smuggling is an 'accursed thing' according to John Wesley, founder of the Methodists. Contraband running was rife along the entire length of the British coast and loud were the voices condemning it. The inhabitants of many towns and...

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2017 Blog Summary

2017 Blog Summary I published 10 blogs in 2017, based on the talks I conduct on researching ancestors. Here is a review of each blog and the stories researched and the sources of information that were invaluable to me. Have a look, and click on the title of those that...

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Using Social Media for your Family History

Using Social Media for your Family History In your family history research you have probably stumbled upon Social Media or used it. Social Media is an ideal platform for communicating, collaborating and networking. It is becoming a very popular way to communicate and...

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We Will Remember Them

We Will Remember Them It seems appropriate at this time of year to write a blog titled 'We Will Remember Them'. 'We will remember them' is an engaging talk about my research into my Grand Uncle's World War One service. Discovering a letter from a relative encouraged...

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