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About debbielou72

I am a genealogist who has been researching for quite a few years on mine and my husband's family tree. I also carry out research professionally for other people. I am a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies studying the surname Hiscock and its variations. I am also a member of CILIP. I am currently studying for the Pharos Tutors Family History Skills & Strategies (Intermediate) certificate

Week Seven of the 52 Ancestors Challenge – Valentine

This weeks’ challenge was a bit of a “challenge” for me. The prompt was: “Is there a love story in your family tree? Maybe a couple was married on Valentine’s Day, or you have a valentine that one ancestor gave … Continue reading

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Week Six of the 52 Ancestors Challenge – Favourite Name

When I think of this prompt, I immediately think of my paternal great, great, great-grandmother, Lucretia Susan Petherbridge Harding. I have always loved this name, and to me, it sounds like she was a person from the upper classes, but … Continue reading

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Week Five of the 52 Ancestors Challenge – “In the Census”

My husband’s great-grandmother, Lillie Lavinia Annie Pike changed her year of birth early on in her life, and initially, I wondered why there was a gap in the year of her birth from the original census return that she appeared … Continue reading

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Week Four of the 52 Ancestors Challenge – Invite to Dinner

Since receiving the prompt at the beginning of last week, I have thought very carefully about which of my many ancestors I would like to meet. The ancestor that I decided on is not too distant, and was my great-grandfather … Continue reading

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Week Three of 52 Ancestors – Longevity

Week three of the 52 ancestors challenge is all about longevity, and this week I thought that I would share with you my great-grandmother, Fanny Elizabeth Ellen Marchant. Although she was 76 years of age when she died, the longevity … Continue reading

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Week Two of 52 Ancestors – Favourite Photo

This week’s prompt in the 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks is our favourite photo. Looking through all of the scanned photos that I have attached to my family tree, it is difficult to decide which one is my favourite as … Continue reading

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Albert Edward Hiscock

Albert Edward Hiscock and Edith May Sparshott were my great-grandparents. Albert was born on the 10th May 1902 at The Infirmary, Romsey Road, in Winchester. This is his birth certificate: Albert’s birth certificate confirms that his parents were William Hiscock … Continue reading

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