Opening the Family Bible to the centre pages, you will find all the entries written by my Great Grandfather. The second page lists all the births, from 1877 to 1895. Reading down i counted ten children, two of these had died very young, just babies really. The other eight names were known to me, being … Continue reading The Family Bible tells all!
Cast your mind back to the 1980s. There was no internet for the public! To start your own family search, it would involve word of mouth, letters and making lots of phone calls. If you thought you had made a discovery, then using that name, the first port of call was the Telephone Directory. That … Continue reading Researching ancestry without the Internet
Very little was passed down to my father from his father. However, there was one item, even though most of the time it was either hidden away in a cupboard or occasionally brought out and dusted off. It was the Family Bible, large, heavy, old and musty. I never really took much notice of it … Continue reading How I got into researching ancestral family trees