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I have grown old beside an un-ageing rock, marking time by the surrounding trees growth: from the first bloom on an early spring morning, to the last autumn leafs journey to the ground on a chilly evening and all the lonely days that lay between. 637 more words


My Great Grandfather's life in Britain

When I left my story last week, my Great Grandfather Julian had just got his nationalisation in 1919 and became a British citizen. For the final chapter I want to tell you what else I have managed to discover about his life – After all being a refugee is not the only thing there is to know about someone. 672 more words



Copyright: J. Hardy Carroll

Here we are gathered for another week. This week we’re here in a virtual cemetery. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented artist and author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. 276 more words

A Breakthrough in my Great Grandfather's Story

If you read my previous posts you’ll know that I had two questions about my Great Grandfather, where he came from and  why he came to England. 693 more words


Tracking down my Great Grandfather

For my second blog post (I typically plan to aim for one a week, but since I’ve just started I figure there’s space for another one this weekend) I thought I’d start telling the story of researching my great grandfather, who if you read my first post, you’ll know is the cause of all this fuss! 469 more words


Back to the beginning - The whys and when

I thought the best place to start my new blog was of course from the beginning and so I thought that I would address the question as to why I got into genealogy in the first place. 230 more words


Nigeria: Group tasks Langbassa residents on maternal mortality

originally posted on GuardianNews

Women from rural Langbassa community of Ajah in Lagos were full of joy and praises for Ark Foundation because of the humanitarian gesture the organization extended to the community recently. 269 more words