It's not all on the internet.......

I’m currently involved with the Moseley Churchyard Heritage Project leading a team of volunteers who are undertaking a survey of  the remaining gravestones, recording the inscriptions, making a photographic record and researching about the lives of those commemorated on the stones.  678 more words

Family History

Whispers From the Past...

“I am a historian of my own history…I believe that when you know who you are, you have the ability to move forward not only with your own strength but with the strength of your entire ancestry.” -Oprah Winfrey… 888 more words

For Inspiration...

YES! Jacob Croy is the son of Andrew Croy

Parents and children care for each other. They support each other. They help each other in their undertakings. Long ago they worked together and lived with each other far into adulthood. 1,037 more words

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Using local BMD Indexes

If you’ve got a subscription to Ancestry, FindMyPast or any similar genealogical website you probably use it to search for post 1837 civil registrations of births, marriages and deaths. 796 more words

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Booth Archive: Spidts Street London

The Booth Archive is a wonderful resource for those researching London history. This excerpt inspired my description of Christmas in Felix House Spidts Street in 1910, in my book. 115 more words


ON THE ROAD: Graveside visits to Mary Croy and three of her children in Ohio

An Account of a Novice Tombstone Hunter

On my first day in Ohio, I set off, directions in hand, to visit three cemeteries, two in Union County and one just over the boundary into Madison County. 542 more words

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Mapping London's Past

A top tip for genealogists researching family from London. Charles Booth, the philanthropist, funded research into London’s poor 1898-99. The London School of Economic… 145 more words