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Through the wind gusts
bumpy landing
here I am, to learn,
all that I never learned before
story time –
darkness through the generations,
both sides, 40 more words


Windrush Landing Cards: How Could This Record Destruction Happen?

The destruction by the Home Office of the landing cards which recorded Windrush Generation immigrants’ arrival dates in the UK is rightly causing a public outcry. 1,689 more words

Family History

James Wood's Scrotum

Family history can become a fairly tedious list of names, dates and places, with very little turning up in the records to add context or colour. 805 more words

Family History

Samuel Packard and generations after: the pages compiled by Dale Cook

Dale Cook, on his Plymouth Colony pages website has a varying number of pages relating to the Packard family. The first page focuses on Samuel Packard, his parents, and his children. 164 more words


One stormy night...

The theme for this week’s #52Ancestors in 52 weeks is “Storms”. 

This week’s theme reminded me of a story I had written when I was studying at university.  868 more words

Q&A with Daniel Livesay, author of Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833

Daniel Livesay is Associate Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA.  His research focuses on questions of race, slavery, and family in the colonial Atlantic World. 3,819 more words


Mary Anne Heater

This week’s 52 ancestors in 52 weeks’ prompt was:

Do you have an ancestor who survived a storm (or didn’t)? Did they fight a storm, literal or figurative?

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