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The Grandparent Project: Part Six

How do you keep your family history alive and pass it on to the next generation? And why is that important?

“It’s the story of those who always loved you…” …

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British merchant losses in WWII

Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1945. That very evening, the first merchant ship to fall victim to the war was sunk.

The steam passenger ship… 208 more words

Merchant Navy


This is another of what I call a front porch picture. It is of three brothers Edward Lyon, Charles Lyon, and Robert Lyon. Edward and Charles were my wife’s uncles while Robert was her father. 727 more words


The Children of Uncle Charlie and Aunt Louise

that I never knew.

Their son was Morton. I had seen Morton Rier, a handsome young man, in Dad’s Lubec 1934 yearbook and had no idea who he was. 452 more words


Genealogy - Should I buy a subscription to..?

I am asked all the time what do I think of Ancestry.com and should they buy a subscription. My answer is always the same it depends upon what you want to do with it. 626 more words

Family History

Miss Hankes

Re-posted from Looking at Filey 20 July 2012

Hilda Charlotte HANKES was eighty-six years old when she died in Scarborough in 1962. The available public records don’t give any clues to the reasons why she did not marry. 967 more words


Bath and Bristol

The Gibbs Family

The ancestors of Joan Gibbs mostly hailed from Bath and south Gloucestershire, yet gravitated to Bristol during the course of the nineteenth century. 1,909 more words

Family History