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.
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