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Middle East Posting: Jack Knott and Freya Stark

Compared to some, my father Jack was an intrepid traveller, thinking nothing of driving through the night to Portugal or Austria in the post-war years.  But his love of the road was of a different order to Freya Stark’s who always assumed that any journey was possible, and a God-given right.  246 more words

Second World War

Sharing research

Recently some of the team from the Norfolkinww1 team went to the day conference organised by the wonderful Norfolk Record Office.

We had a great time talking to other local history researchers and sharing details of our forthcoming project (details here very soon). 1,328 more words

Research Project

L is for ...

Based on: Reaney, P H, (ed. Wilson, R M), 1997, Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames, 3rd ed., OUP, Oxford, unless otherwise stated.


Earliest in Andrew’s Kindred:  Robert & Elizabeth Lamb, parents of Joseph Lamb, born about 1831, Smethwick, Staffordshire. 181 more words

Family History

Our Family's Five Generations of Girl Scouts

“Want to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” was a constant plea as I did my errands a couple of weeks ago. It was the last weekend for the annual Girl Scout cookie drive and took me down memory lane of my family’s long history with the Girl Scouts. 964 more words


A Quick Guide to Leeds Burial Records

  • This Saturday 25 March, our Local and Family History department will have a stall at the Be Curious festival at the University of Leeds. We were kindly invited by the Brotherton Library’s Special Collections, who have recently made the records of Leeds General Cemetery available online…
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Clever and Good, Part 10

My husband’s grandmother, Catherine Ehr Brosnahan, grew up in Minot, North Dakota. She graduated from the Saint Clare Seminary, a preparatory school of the College of St. 874 more words

Happy Birthday, Brother

Dear Reader:

He would be 53 years old  today, but instead he rests under a marker that reads: “Do not stand at my grave and weep. 589 more words

From The Pink Shed