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Family History - Up Close and Personal

Last October I wrote about my family “Ances-Trees” and what I found out about my family through Ancestry.com. I had already known some of the history, of course, but it was fun to find unknown relatives and branches of the genealogical tree. 668 more words


Finding my roots

My parents were part of the first wave of Hong Kongers who moved to the UK in the late 1960s.  Like most of the people moving to the UK at the time, we are Hakka from the rural New Territories.   840 more words


Post-Civil War Files Will Enhance Family Searches

Recently, FamilySearch, a large genealogy organization, announced that it is in collaboration with several other organizations to digitally release records they collected through the Freedmen’s Bureau. 181 more words

Solving Lulu's Mystery

In the last year or so, my family has been putting more energy into finding out about my grandmother’s history. My grandma Lulu was born in Missouri in 1918, and she was adopted sometime before her first birthday. 1,084 more words


Spilling the beans: Family secrets

I’ve been on a hunt for my family. For our history and our culture. The names, the dates, the places. But most of all I have been hunting for the secrets. 807 more words


McLuskie's Ganj: the lost home of the Anglos

Dhiraj Singh explores the apparent downturn of Anglo-Indian fortunes since India gained independence in 1947.

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Edward Mott Alderson

The following carte-de-visites were included in a collection of photographs that originated from a family album purchased in Barnstaple, Devon. By sharing them, I hope to form links between the various (identified) people and perhaps even reunite them with descendants who might come across this blog. 745 more words