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Happy New Year!

Not related to my family history, but here are two New Year cards from my collection of old postcards.  A very happy New Year to everyone!

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Rebecca Couling: a Death Certificate, and a conviction for stealing beer

The GRO’s PDF pilot phase 1 ordering service for birth and death certificates has now come to an end but I managed to get an order in just before the deadline.  The PDF arrived within the stated time despite the … Continue reading

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Billings and Coulings in Oxford

  I returned to my BRITTAIN ancestors recently to see whether any new information had become available online. One of my searches over several years has been for the marriage of my 3x great grandparents, John COULING and Rebecca BILLING. … Continue reading

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More details from 1939: my great grandparents (Mason and Saunders)

I was fairly sure that I knew where  to find my great grandparents on the 1939 register.  On my father’s side, my great grandparents Herbert and Georgina Mason (née Briancourt) had lived round the corner from us when I was … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on writing this blog

Anyone who’s checked out this blog recently will note that it’s been a while since I posted.  I haven’t done much genealogy research though the summer , and I admit to feeling a little bit disheartened by the whole project.   … Continue reading

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More about the Miles family – basket makers of Shoreditch

A couple of things really strike me about my Miles ancestors which makes them different from most of my other family lines. This  probably explains why I haven’t bothered to research them very much up to now: so much of … Continue reading

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The Miles family – basket makers of Shoreditch

Autumn has arrived here in the UK. For me this marks the start of the “family history” season; it’s time to return to my research. On checking through the blog posts I’ve written in the past, I’ve noticed that I … Continue reading

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More about the Filler family of Cottered and Walkern, Hertfordshire

Feeling a bit stuck on the main names I’m researching I thought I’d go back again to have a look to see what else I could find out about the ancestors of my 5 x great grandmother, Edith FILLER who … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Dorsett born in Sunbury in 1792

For some time now I’ve wondered whether I would ever find out more about my 4x great grandmother Mary Ann Dorsett who married William Millington Mason in 1818.  I knew from the 1851 census that she was born in Sunbury, … Continue reading

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Filler family of Hertfordshire

One of my resolutions for this year is to try to post more frequently, and to present my family history findings  as more of a work in progress rather than a definitive piece of research. © Copyright Eirian Evans and … Continue reading

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