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...
Searching for William

Searching for William

Updated from my July 2015 Blog William travelled to the Gold Coast, immigrating to Perth, Australia in 1925. He married a school teacher. William left his family when his son was 5 years old. During World War Two William’s wife sent food parcels to...
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...
The Search for William

The Search for William

William travelled to the Gold Coast, immigrating to Perth, Australia in 1925. He married a school teacher. William left his family when his son was 5 years old. During World War Two William’s wife sent food parcels to William’s family in London. After the...
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...

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