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Hunting for Ancestors

I’ve been researching mine and my husband’s family trees for a number of years, and today, we decided to go to the village of Minstead to see if we could find any of our mutual ancestors. We share a mutual … Continue reading

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Ancestor Number One of the 52 Week Challenge

This is a challenge where we have to write about one ancestor per week over the next year. I am slightly behind with this challenge, but I aim to be up to date by the end of the month. My … Continue reading

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New Year, New Start

So, it’s been a while since I posted a blog as I’ve been busy with various projects. I thought that as it is a new year (two weeks in now), I would start my blog up again, and share with … Continue reading

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Hiscock One Name Study

I’ve managed to continue, in the past few days, with my one name study. I’m still at the collecting names stage, and filling up my spreadsheet. So far I have just over 5000 names collected from the free BMD website. … Continue reading

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Ancester Number 12 of the 52 Ancestors Challenge

Alfred Flint Copperthwaite is the number 12 ancestor in the 52¬†Ancestors Challenge, and is my son’s four times great grandfather. When researching Alfred, I felt that his middle name was slightly unusual and figured that it must be a family … Continue reading

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1871 Census Return

Whilst researching for a client today, I was trying to locate her maternal great grandmother on the 1871 census. I completed the relevant fields, and one match came out as follows: As you can see in the second entry down, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Old Document Indenture dated 30 December 1824

This is a three page old document indenture, with seals,  dated 30 December 1824 which I will be transcribing shortly.

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