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Friday Foto Feature Returns

I had a momentary panic attack yesterday when I couldn’t find the photos we downloaded from our trip to PA in 2013. Rick to the rescue!!! 373 more words


Writing your Family History...my dilemma!

After countless hours of research, writing up my family history feels like quite a daunting prospect, especially with the amount of information I have to collate on this particular genealogy line. 182 more words


Just Another Book Nerd...

Oh my goodness.  I am still in the emotional hangover that happens when I finish a good book.  It was one of those that I have to get back to because all I can think about is the characters in the book and what is gonna happen and will they get through this issue…… 702 more words

Family History

09 Oct 2015 - Thomas Coleman

Thomas Coleman was born 2 Jan 1901 in Mobile, AL.  He met Isabel in Chicago, and she became the love of his life.  I’m not sure where they married, but he took the train to Mobile to introduce his new wife to the family.   296 more words


Researching your Estonian family history in the UK

(photo above:An Estonian girl in Diephotz DP camp after World War II. Author: Yvonne Thompson,  from Wikipaedia Creative Commons,https://www.flickr.com/photos/44328150@N03/7565853012 )

Following a query from an individual in the UK who was trying to trace information about his wife’s Estonian family, and realising that there is very little information out there, particularly in relation to Estonians in the UK, I thought I would put together a short piece about this.  2,267 more words

Do you have a carpenter in the family?

Barbara Elsmore describes how learning a new trade enabled her great-grandfather, George Collings, to improve his own life and that of his descendants. Many of his carpentry tools are still in the family and some are now on display in the SDFHS Family History Centre in Sherborne. 847 more words