Monthly Archives: February 2012

Those Places Thursday – George and Elizabeth Brittain at Canvey Island

“Those Places Thursday” refers to one of the daily blogging themes on the Geneabloggers site: This is a photo of my great grandparents on my father’s side.  I think it was taken around the time of their 60th wedding … Continue reading

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16 great great great grandfathers UPDATED

This is an updated version of a post from several years ago, bringing my research up to date. 16 great great great grandfathers Thomas Nye Brittain born c. 1811 in Wheelock / Sandbach, Cheshire John Couling born c 1798 , … Continue reading

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A bit of a butterfly genealogist

I’d love to think that I’m a really logical, organised amateur family historian. Sadly the reality is rather different – I am really liable to get sidetracked and lose the thread of what I’m researching.  I keep a note book … Continue reading

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A 60th wedding anniversary

The photo below shows my great grandparents, Herbert Cecil MASON and Georgina Matilda (née BRIANCOURT) at their 6oth wedding anniversary celebration in 1965.  I’m fascinated by the angle of the cake! I was at the party and I’m sure if … Continue reading

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