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Visiting Sir William Blackstone

Although I live fairly near Oxford, and often get the bus over to visit the market and museums, I’d never got round to visiting my 5x great-grandfather until last week. His statue resides in the Codrington Library at All Soul’s college, which is not usually open to the public except on occasional open days. However … Continue reading


Rebuilt main Easter Family Genealogy website

Using WikiTree to display your trees

Recently I started trying the WikiTree site to store parts of my family trees online. I still store my complete tree in my genealogy program, GRAMPS on my PC, with backups in the cloud. I’ve ignored WikiTree for some time, due to my misunderstanding of their “collaborative tree” idea. Now I’ve read up some of their tutorials, … Continue reading

Scanning challenge

Finally got round to picking up the remaining box of family photos for scanning, and here it is … Hopefully I won’t need to scan them all, as many are snapshots from non-family events. I enjoy looking at the photos more than scanning them, so it tends to take much longer than if I just … Continue reading

Tombstone Tuesday – Radnor Street Cemetery, Swindon

On Saturday afternoon we went on a guided walk around one our local Victorian cemeteries, organised by the Friends of Radnor Street Cemetery. About 33,000 Swindonians were buried there between 1881 and 1970, and 104 are war graves, making it a Commonwealth War Graves cemetery. This walk was one of the events organised as part of … Continue reading