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Military Monday – William Samuel St John, RN

This wonderful photo from a relative of my husband. He’s my husband’s great-grandfather, William Samuel St John. I had found him in the 1861 census as a boy in Devon, and in the 1881 census as a waiter in an in near Bishopsgate in London, but this certainly isn’t a waiters uniform. Finally found him … Continue reading

Wedding Wednesday – Golesworthy and Dearing

The wedding of Frederick Arthur Golesworthy to Ada Dearing in 1932 in Hackney, London. From left to right: Bridesmaid (unknown), Charles Leonard Reuby, Frederick Arthur Golesworthy, Ada May Dearing, possibly the bride’s father, Lilian May Golesworthy. The child is unknown. Fred died only ten years later, when his ship HMS Arethusa¬†was torpedoed escorting a convoy … Continue reading

A Year of Family History Blogging

I started my blog on 3 January 2011 to encourage myself not to give up on researches. I’ve had several longish periods of time in 2011 when I haven’t had time to do anything, but it has persuaded me to take up my researches again when time is available. According to the WordPress stats, I … Continue reading

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading

Using Family History Society records

The earliest Easters we’ve found lived in Stow-cum-Quy in Cambridgeshire. Several years ago my father bought a copy of the Stow-cum-Quy parish registers on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society. As he’s never had a microfiche reader they’ve been lying in a file. I finally got round to viewing them today in the public … Continue reading