Why ‘Ancestors Reunited’?

That’s a very good question. After all, I already have trees on Ancestry.co.uk, WikiTree, My Heritage….and so on. Why would I need yet another place to talk about my ancestors? It’s not as if I don’t sometimes struggle to keep them all updated… then there’s the question of […]

Rose Wren 1860-1896

As an amatuer geneaologist/family historian since 2008, I am (like so many of us) quite accustomed to meeting the occasional Brick Wall. But none has been quite so frustrating as my search for the final resting place of my husband’s maternal great grandmother, Rose Seabourne. In my search […]

Wither thou goest, Ancestry?

On Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, I and many other Ancestry users received an email advising me that Ancestry were updating their Privacy Policy. On 4th August, the news reached the #Genealogy community on Twitter, resulting in a kind of virtual ‘meltdown’ by concerned genealogists and family historians. But […]

The Unknown Rifleman

This image was found amongst a collection of photographs left by my Grandma Barbara Thomson (born Creasey)’ There is no name on the reverse, but it seems safe to assume that he may be related in some way – a cousin, perhaps? The cap badge has been identified […]

Meet My Ancestor: John F. Thomson

My father, John Frederick Thomson, was the eldest of male non-identical twins. He was born on 22nd May, 1925, in Fulham, London, to John William Thomson and Barbara Thomson (born Creasey). My father and his twin Roderick moved from Chelsea, London, to a newbuild in Avondale Road, Aldershot […]

The Lonely Fusilier

Examining the inscription on the headstone of my great-great grandfather John Buckley (1839-1901) who lies interred with his wife Emma Holland (1840-1919) in Aldershot Military Cemetery, I noticed another name: Charles J Davenport. Who was he, I wondered? Research revealed that Charles (1871 – 1901) was the first […]