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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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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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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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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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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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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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F is for… Family Secrets #AtoZChallenge

One thing you have to be careful about, particularly when you have living elderly relatives, is stirring up the family skeletons. During the very short course of my research, I’ve managed to dredge up a few things that I wondered … Continue reading

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E is for… Enumeration (The Census) #AtoZChallenge

I wrote yesterday of the basic building blocks of family history, birth, marriage and death certificates and today – allowing a little poetic license to fit the A-Z theme – I want to give a brief explanation of another important, … Continue reading

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