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Tombstone Tuesday – Aldeburgh Lifeboat Disaster

Not exactly a tombstone, but a memorial to the brave men of the Aldeburgh lifeboat, who lost their lives in 1899. My first cousin three times removed was Allan Arthur Easter, known as Jack. He survived the capsizing of the lifeboat, but died from his injuries a few weeks later aged only 28. A contemporary … Continue reading

A Glut of Golesworthy’s

Thanks to an incredibly generous distant relative by marriage (he and my husband share a great-grand-father) who has been researching the Golesworthy family for 40 years, and who has shared relevant research with me, I have added three generations to that part of the tree, and corrected an error that I’d made with a marriage. … Continue reading

Internet Genealogy Toolbar for Firefox

I’m trying out this toolbar for Firefox: Quite useful, especially if your research is mainly in the US, but it has some non-US links too. I’ve disabled some of the items – it would be great if you could customise it by adding your favourite items to the relevant drop-down. here’s the link if you … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Blackpool holiday

Tombstone Tuesday – Henry and Amy Rebecca Coates

This is the grave of my grandparents, Henry Coates and Amy Rebecca (Carter), in St John’s Church, Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent. Their son who died in infancy, is also buried here, with their daughter, my mother’s sister, Gladys.