Category Archives: Family History

In Memoriam: James George Jupp, died 23/9/1916

A short break from all the regular bookish things to allow me to put my Family History hat on. I’ve mentioned in quite a few posts (mostly A-Z Challenge) some of my research into my family history, and today is … Continue reading

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Z is for… ? #AtoZChallenge

I’m going to totally cop out and admit that, despite putting my thinking cap on, I can’t think of anything that relates to my family tree and also starts with a Z! Because of this, I’m just going to thank … Continue reading

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Y is for… Your Family Tree Magazine #AtoZChallenge

I have given a link to this before, but I wanted to give you an expanded post on my favourite family history magazine. I have tried several magazines and while they all have their merits, I think that Your Family … Continue reading

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X is for… X Marks The Spot #AtoZChallenge

A bit of a cheat, with few options for the letter X, so I just thought I’d write a few words about why I like family history. I really love discovering new things about my family, new connections to places … Continue reading

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W is for… Who Do You Think You Are: Live! #AtoZChallenge

Oh naughty lady! I’m a day late posting W, but I was out having a nice time with friends, so hopefully I can be forgiven! When thinking of what to write for each of the A-Z posts, W was immediately … Continue reading

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V is for… Victoria Cross Trust #AtoZChallenge

Although the Victoria Cross Trust doesn’t strictly have anything to do with my family history, as I don’t have a Victoria Cross recipient in my tree, I’d like to just touch upon the charity as I feel that the work … Continue reading

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U is for… University #AtoZChallenge

I quite like education and learning stuff in a formal way, as I said with the Pharos courses earlier, but I just wanted to share with you my ‘money and time no object’ ideal next education project, which is the … Continue reading

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T is for… Trees #AtoZChallenge

A big thing to think about when you’re doing your family tree is what to do with it once you’ve done all that research. Do you print it? How do you print it? Where exactly will you get paper big … Continue reading

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S is for… Stratton #AtoZChallenge

I’ve told you some of the surnames I am researching, but Stratton (or sometimes Stratten) is one of the big ones. Stratton is my Nan’s maiden name, and since she is still with us, I am trying to do some … Continue reading

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R is for… Read, Read, Read and Learn #AtoZChallenge

While trying to research your family history, it can be difficult to know where to start and, when you have started, difficult to know where to progress to. I found myself in this position so started looking for ways to … Continue reading

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