Following from ... My Next Task ... Now I knew what to search for .. three boys from Bodmin. Suffice to say, I didn’t get very far. Fast-forward to the age of the internet. Even in the early days of the World Wide Web, it was possible to research your family tree, albeit a bit … Continue reading The Boys from Bodmin!
I had a request from a friend of mine recently to research the Family Tree for her son in law. She wanted to buy him a special birthday present. How lucky was he ... within my time schedule, I had reached his 3x Great Grandfather and traced most of his decendants including births, marriages and … Continue reading Birthday Present.
Following from ... The Bible Tells All ... It was 1895 when my Great Grandmother died on the birth of her last child. That left my Great Grandfather to care for the children that were still at home. It was at this time that his sister-in-law appeared on the scene to help with their upbringing. … Continue reading My next task!
The deciphering of handwriting or Palaeography is quite an art. Transcribing the written word is not always easy, especially that of pre 1900. However, over time and many years studying census records, parish records and generally any old documents, you get accustomed to the diverse amount of styles. Not to forget, of course, that knowing … Continue reading Handwriting!
Following from .. How I Got into Researching .... 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. … Continue reading The Family Bible tells all!