2017 Blog Summary

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...
Using Social Media for your Family History

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...
Parish Registers

Parish Registers

Parish Registers When family historians reach 1837 they start to use Parish Registers. Church and religion was the focus of many peoples lives for centuries (political, social and spiritual activities) + What do Parish Registers tell us about our ancestors? + Why were...
The shire for Men who Understand

The shire for Men who Understand

The shire for Men who Understand When you think of Cambridgeshire you perhaps picture the University, the fens or the RAF / USAAF airbases of World War Two. There is a rich collection of family history records for Cambridgeshire, held online or through their...
Making sense of the Census

Making sense of the Census

The UK Census is perhaps the most important source for research in conjunction with birth, marriage and death records. How can we use the census effectively? Did the first useful census for family historians appear in 1841? How might we use the census for...
Electronic Family History 2

Electronic Family History 2

With the popularity of my talk Electronic Family History I received requests for a further talk, hence the design and delivery of Electronic Family History 2 (for an intermediate level). This talk is best delivered following my original talk. With the widespread use...