Category Archives: Family History

Q is for… Questions, Questions and a Few Answers #AtoZChallenge

When I started this challenge I thought I would really struggle with Q, but I was lucky enough to have something coincidental happen along the way. I subscribe to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission newsletter and in the last issue … Continue reading

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P is for… Photograph Storage #AtoZChallenge

As I have gone about my research, I have found some really lovely pictures that I want to keep, but the majority remain in a box and poorly looked after. I know that these photos will begin to degrade, some … Continue reading

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O is for… Occupations #AtoZChallenge

As the old family tree grows, obviously the number and type of occupations carried out by relatives grows too. For instance, while a large number of my relatives have been agricultural labourers, I have also discovered Farriers, Railway Workers, Dressmakers, … Continue reading

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N is for… Names #AtoZChallenge

As my family tree expands, more and more names are added to it, so I am focusing on a few of them at the moment. These are: Mitchell Mitchell was my maiden name and although my Dad was born locally, … Continue reading

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M is for… Matched (Marriage Certificates) #AtoZChallenge

I’ve already covered Birth and Death certificates, so the final essential tool for any family historian has to be the marriage certificate. The certificate that I am going to use is that of my Great, Great Grandparents, James Martin and … Continue reading

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L is for… Lou Lou #AtoZChallenge

Hey, it’s Saturday, so a quick picture post from me. The lady in these pictures is my Great Grandmother, Louisa Stratton (nee Etheridge). I have mentioned her before as my example in ordering her birth certificate, so you might remember … Continue reading

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K is for… Key Resources #AtoZChallenge

I haven’t done a listy post yet, so here is one! There are mnay hundreds of resources out there for the family historian, but I just want to list the ones I use primarily, as I have found them very … Continue reading

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J is for… Jupp #AtoZChallenge

As you might have seen from my posts about service records, one of the family surnames I have been researching is Jupp. Until five years ago, I had never actually heard of the name Jupp as it relates to my … Continue reading

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I is for… Inscriptions #AtoZChallenge

Success! I’ve managed to shoe-horn Gravestones into the A-Z under I – extra points I think! I wanted to include gravestones – or the inscriptions on them – as they can provide linking details for other relatives when you’ve hit … Continue reading

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H is for… Hatched (Birth Certificates) #AtoZChallenge

I’ve written about the first of my essential trio of Family History documents, the Death certificate, and now it’s the turn of the Birth certificate. The example I’m going to use is for my 2x Great Uncle, Reginald Charles Stratton: … Continue reading

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