Maps

I know I tend to talk about research and documents more than I do about other things, like memories. So how about something that will help with both? Maps should be an important part of your genealogy toolkit. In fact, they are irreplaceable, especially if you live far from the locations you are researching. They… Continue reading Maps

1939 Register

I love documents, so having a whole new set of documents to explore is exciting. What I am referring to is the fact that the 1939 Register of England & Wales is available online, and has been since February 2016. So, what makes it so exciting? Well, for one thing, nobody was expecting it to… Continue reading 1939 Register

Family History is About Real People

Family history is about people. Or, at least, it should be. But not just any people. These are your forebears. These are your relatives. You share their DNA. They are real flesh and blood people. OK, that last one isn’t completely correct if they’ve died, but they were still people who walked and talked and… Continue reading Family History is About Real People

Stories and Memories for Family History

Here is a perfect example of why we ought to write down our stories and record memories and connect them to our ancestors, and how not to do it. A little while ago I was researching one woman who appeared in all of the available censuses for England & Wales. That’s from 1841 right through… Continue reading Stories and Memories for Family History