Monthly Archives: June 2012

More debtors in the family

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my ancestor Thomas Nye Brittain’s financial difficulties . Little did I know then that he wasn’t the only ancestor to have had trouble managing his money. The London Gazette is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Postcard of Miss Marie Studholme

This postcard has no links to my family, but I’ve owned it since I was child and it has always fascinated me.   It was given to me by my grandmother, Rosalind Brittain. I believe that a relative found this, … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Esther Elizabeth Turner, part 2

In part 1, I wrote about the difficulty finding my 3x great grandmother, Esther Elizabeth Turner. During my search for her I’ve collected the following clues, but I still can’t find her birth record or anything about her before her … Continue reading

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A Post for Father’s Day

As it’s Father’s Day here in the UK,  I thought I’d mark the occasion with some family photos.  Despite rummaging through the albums I haven’t managed to find a photo in which I appear with my father .  He was … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tip: The value of writing things down and then writing them up….

Since starting to write this blog I have realised a few things that I should have done right from the start of my research: I should have written down the source of all snippets of information I find –  so … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Esther Elizabeth Turner -a frustrating brick wall

One of my biggest “brick walls “ is my 3x great grandmother. I’ve been on her trail for ten years now and yet she still remains elusive. Although I usually write about my ancestors by starting with their births, I … Continue reading

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