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Quick Catch-up

Over a year since I last posted – family matters have taken precedence. I’ve managed to do a bit of research, though. My father, who researched our family for over forty years, and who started me on the trail, died last October, and I wish I’d taken better notes of the many things he told … Continue reading

Mystery Monday – William Easter’s parents

A brick wall that has remained for years is the identity of the parents of my 6x great-grandfather, William Easter. According to information I’ve inherited, he was born in 1675, in Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire. However his baptism isn’t in the parish records for Stow, so he must have been born elsewhere. There  is a possibility that … Continue reading

Follow Friday – Recent Finds

Some of the interesting sites I’ve bookmarked in the last couple of weeks. 1940 US Census – if you have ancestors in the US, this is the one to bookmark so you’re ready! WorkingDogWeb genealogy resources, from absolute beginners onwards. Genealogy Blog Finder – find by name, by area, or by topic. British Newspaper Archive I actually came … Continue reading

Technology Tuesday – Pearltrees

I was searching for a Chrome extension to make notes, specifically of genealogy-related websites that I’d come across that week. Every Friday I read other bloggers accounts of the stuff they’ve found, but can’t be bothered to track back through my bookmarks to record mine. I’ve got Tomboy of course, but I was thinking more … Continue reading

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