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Ernest Smelcer (1903 - 1991)

Ernest Smelcer was born in or near Crocker, Pulaski County, Missouri, on December 15, 1903, to James Benjamin Smelcer and Sarah Elizabeth (McMillian) Smelcer.  He was the youngest of nine children.  380 more words


Baedeker Raid on York, 29 April 1942

During the Second World War, the so-called Baedeker Raids of 1942 targeted ‘cultural’ cities in England in retaliation for the British bombing of Lübeck and Rostock in late March. 493 more words


Sampson Reeves & Mary Briggs

Sampson Reeves was born on the 14th November 1867 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. His parents were Abraham Reeves & Eliza Smith. Sampson married Martha Briggs… 706 more words

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Marie Louise Torode and Family 1960c


Brian with his granny and other members of their family in about 1960. I think he may have been pretending to be the cat! His Grandmother usually spoke in Guernsey patois.

Family History

Look who's coming to the fair...

Fascinated by the past and wanting to learn more? Looking for something different to do at the weekend? Join us at this year’s South Ayrshire’s History Fair on… 302 more words

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Letter written 29 April 1916

James Finn to May Fay

After spending Easter in Westmeath, James tries to make his way back into Dublin which is still under martial law following the Rising. 236 more words

Love Letters

Adding context to history writing with archival research: Sometimes you have to go offline

When writing corporate history or personal memoir books for clients, I often need to supplement personal interviews with archival research in order to corroborate a memory, understand the time and place in which a story occurred, or gather materials that will give the book some visual interest. 679 more words