Our ancestors 1939-1945

Our ancestors 1939-1945

Our ancestors 1939-1945 The 2nd World War is becoming an increasingly important area of study. Many records are closed for data protection, or are they? What sources are available for tracking our ancestors at this crucially important time of their lives and how can...
Hands-on in the archives Two

Hands-on in the archives Two

Hands-on in the archives Two Reading back through my May 2015 Blog; Hands-on in the archives I discuss using Cambridgeshire Archives and the wealth of archive material suitable for your Family History. Cambridgeshire Archives has been through some consultations over...
What stories might you find in your family’s history?

What stories might you find in your family’s history?

What stories might you find in your family’s history? This month I thought I’d create a blog different to those of the past. I have revisited the blogs I have written since November 2014 and looked again at the tools, techniques and resources that helped...
Making Sense of the Census

Making Sense of the Census

Introduction My grandmother, May Doris NEEDS was born on the 17th April 1902 in Croydon, Surrey1. She married twice, first to Arthur Edward Parker2 and finally to James Albert Wiggins3. May’s father was Rowland John NEEDS, born on 23 September 18664. Her mother...
Try to be prepared for what you might find (part two)…

Try to be prepared for what you might find (part two)…

Reader warning – you may find parts of this post upsetting   In part one of this blog I discussed what I wanted to research about my Grand Uncle Eddie, family memories of him, his birth and military records. The blog continues with further information from...
Try to be prepared for what you might find…

Try to be prepared for what you might find…

I don’t remember Grand Uncle Edward (Eddie); although I do have a vague memory of him arriving at my Grandmothers house one morning whilst I was visiting. I can’t be sure though and I may have confused this with the stories of him in my family. Why...

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