Friday, April 18, 2014

Find My Past

Find My Past has changed! 
Not for the better judging from the comments on Facebook. I have struggled with it for a while, very frustrating! Reading the newsletter from Peter Calver at Lost Cousins on 'How to get the best from Find My Past' made it a lot clearer.  I would encourage you all to join Lost Cousins. free at your library is still bringing up some very good results. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

New from National Archives

You can now explore the case papers of over 8,000 individuals from the Middlesex military service appeal tribunal. These records provide a unique insight into the impact of the First World War on families, businesses and communities far from the battlefields. 

One of only two complete surviving collections of tribunal records, they reveal the stories of men seeking exemption on medical, family or economic grounds, as well as the relatively small proportion wishing not to fight on moral grounds as conscientious objectors. Digitised in partnership with the Friends of The National Archives and theFederation of Family History Societies, they are free to search and download. 

Good luck with your research!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

For every outdoor occasion ...

Advertisement in 'COUNTRY LIFE' 3rd June 1933
and what to wear underneath
soft and silky.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Friday, July 26, 2013

If at first....

I often wondered why my father, his twin sister Doris & his brother Edward were born in Upper Norwood, Croydon. The address given on the Birth Certificate was 37 St, Aubyns Road. I thought that they may have had a shoe shop but only having census records to go by (1901 & 1911 they were in Bath) I couldn't be sure. My father was born in 1904 & his brother in 1906 (both certificates were witnessed by Thomas Pain Bedford on 15th March 1918!). Playing around on Ancestry on Wednesday I found they were all baptised on 10th Oct 1906 with an address of 40 Church Rd, Upper Norwood. When I did a google search it came up with a row of shops! I then went to the Newspaper Archives & did a search with that address - bingo!! That gave me 'Mrs K. Butler', I then went to Find My Past & put K. Butler in, scrolled down to British Newspapers & got this....
It pays to keep trying!!

Monday, January 21, 2013