What stories would your ancestors tell?

What stories would your ancestors tell?

What stories would your ancestors tell? I deliver an engaging talk for beginners on how to start discovering your ancestors using proven research techniques. The talk explores the key techniques, resources and top tips for finding your ancestors and their stories....
2016 Blog Summary

2016 Blog Summary

2016 Blog Summary I published 10 blogs in 2016, based on my research for my ancestors. Here is a review of each blog and 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...
The Lopsided Barge

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. Where do we start? My story starts in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire. The...
I come from a land down under…

I come from a land down under…

I come from a land down under… The first fleet arrived in Sydney, Australia in 1788, since then we have had a fascination with ‘The land down under’. How can you trace your ancestors that travelled to this incredible County? Many of us can claim...
The Malster

The Malster

The Malster   Reviewing my June 2015 Blog ‘Malster to Mariner‘ got me thinking about the trade of Malster. Edward (my 1st cousin three times removed) who featured in the 2015 Blog and his father (my 2nd great grand uncle) on the 1861 Census are listed as...
Making More use of the census

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?...

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