Category: family history

Postcard From The Past

…or, how I found myself researching an unrelated family! On 30th July, 1907, someone identified only as ‘V’ sent a post card to ‘Miss Kingsford, 294 Brockley Road, Lonodn N6’. I purchased the above postcard on eBay, because it featured the home town of my husband’s great grandfather, […]

Warlow Misfortune

The above photograph was in a family photo album previously owned by my great grandparents and then grandparents. For many years, it intruiged me. Who was Thomas Warlow? Who was he to my great grandparents, in whose album it had been placed over a hundred years ago? The […]

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 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 […]

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 […]