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Dictionary of Family Biography - Frances Guise Baron Wright

Biography – Frances Guise Baron Wright

Frances Guise (24 Mar 1772 – Nov 1802) was the youngest daughter of Richard Guise and Elizabeth Windham (aka Morgan).  240 more words


Aunty Jane

This wonderful cabinet card from the Welsh Album caught my attention immediately. It was taken in Longton, Staffordshire by photographer Fred Hulse.

The severity of the of the eldest child’s hair style makes me wonder if she had been ill (I have read that Victorian children sometimes had their hair cropped when they contracted a fever). 115 more words

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Review of The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Being a shallow soul, I hefted this substantial tome off the shelves because of the very cool cover and lugged it home, because the first couple of pages were evidently well written and intriguing. 584 more words

Book Review

Unknown Young Lady - 1890's?

No idea who this is.  The photo has started to fade and yellow.  She appears to be holding some artificial flowers.  The sleeves on her dress indicate 1890’s, I think.  6 more words


A Series of Tragedies for the Geraghty family

The cemetary at Tuakau has many Geraghtys. There is a large monument which contains Bridget and Patrick and a number of their descendants. One of their sons, Patrick Michael, is buried there along with his wife Charlotte. 865 more words


Postcards from the Past

A few days ago, I received a beautiful portrait postcard from Don Lingousky. If you remember from previous posts, Don is the great-grandson of Angela Maddalena Genetti Recla (1865-1937), born in Castelfondo, Tyrol. 366 more words