I originally wrote this ancestry post about three years ago when I was researching my family tree and getting concerned that what I was writing was in a very different style to many other genealogists. Essentially it was “story based”… Read More ›
How memories contribute to identity
Memories from a visit to the Blists Hill outdoor museum plus feelings of identity standing in a Cumbrian field have awakened even more intense memories that I am sure have a lot to do with my past 6 months family… Read More ›
Is this how to write ancestry posts …… “From Shoemaker to Soldier”?
Enough of tin mines, enough of Cornwall and my mother’s “Waters” family history, time for my dad’s genealogy and the “Metters” family history! Time to delve into Devon and Durham, Cordwainers and Tailors ….. timeline ….. 1790 to 1947 …….. Read More ›
Imaginative Ancestry: “War is coming to Europe”
Fred was sitting on his back porch, beer in hand watching the sun go down. It was mid summer of 1938 and he was in a contemplative frame of mind thinking about England and his native Cornwall, not something he’d… Read More ›
Ancestors forged in iron!
The only sounds now are the calls of the Jackdaws in the swaying rustling trees and the gurgling of the River Duddon just 50 metres away. Once, these woods reverberated to the pounding of hammers, the squeaks of wheelbarrows, the… Read More ›
Three “cast iron” events that defined my immediate ancestors lives … and mine!
Between 1855 and the end of that century a number of significant events occurred that impacted on the lives of my ancestors, and directly on my own life too. They placed our lives within a context, a history of the… Read More ›
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