About this blog

I’ve been researching my family history for over 10 years now and   decided that it was time that  I did something will all the information I’ve acquired.  It’s no good just collecting paper (certificates, census pages etc) and leaving it sitting in folders gathering dust on the shelf.

When I started researching I was intrigued to find that although my more recent ancestors were Londoners, the families had arrived in London from various parts of England.  Then I ventured onto my husband’s family history and found a similar picture.  This encouraged me  to find out more about the growth of London and the migration from the more rural areas of England.

I also wanted to prove (or disprove!) some of the family stories I had been told.  The blog ranges across direct family history research, taking in local and social history on the way, along with my love of old maps and postcards.

 

Copyright© A G Smithers 2014

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5 Responses to About this blog

  1. Lynette Merson Davidson says:

    Hello
    I may be related to you through Elizabeth Ferry. Please contact me off site.
    Thank you
    Lynette

  2. Mrs. Ashley Elton says:

    Hello
    We share the same 2x Great Grandfather, Thomas Brittain. His son, Thomas William 1866-1912 is my Great Grandfather. Where do you fit in? Would like to talk about Mary too. Could you contact me on my email. Thank you. Like you say, we were born Londoners but have come from all areas of England – fascinating.

  3. JF says:

    Hi, we may have a shared interested in John Ferry died 1850, please get in touch off site,
    Thanks

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