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Technology Tuesday – Shoeboxes by 1000Memories

I was pointed to this handy photo storage site by a post on Kelly’s “My Blog .. My Life ..My Ancestry”. Shoeboxes are collections of photos – just like the real shoeboxes we used to store our family snaps in, but these are digital. An account with 1000Memories is free, and lets you store as many … Continue reading

Sepia Saturday – Coronation Party Baby

2012 is the year of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and there have been celebrations around the country. Our street party was rained on, and eventually we had to retire to the church hall for our food and entertainment, but a good time was had by all. This photo is of our Coronation … Continue reading

Sepia Saturday – Pleasure Beach Prizes

Apart from a couple of dogs, the nearest I can get to this weeks topic are these Blackpool rabbits. Here’s my maternal grandfather, Henry Coates,  (back left) with three pals on an outing to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. My mother’s family are from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and Blackpool was their nearest resort. “Wakes Week” was spent there … Continue reading

Workday Wednesday – William Ernest Easter at Wimbledon gas works

My paternal grandfather, William Ernest Easter, worked at the gas works in Wimbledon in London. Here he is, ready with his spanner. I’m not sure what date this is, but he’s probably about 25 or 30, which would make it  about 1913 or so. My father remembers one of his first jobs on leaving school was … Continue reading

Technology Tuesday – from Joomla to GRAMPS NarrativeWeb

Until recently I’ve been using Joomla CMS to create my website – mainly to get practice for another project I’m involved in. But as I’m the only person updating my site, it’s rather overkill. Another problem was that the few genealogy plug-ins were too heavy on resources for my free hosting, and I don’t want … Continue reading