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Careers of the Hachez Family Men

I still am mulling over the recent discovery that my 3rd great-grandfather Ferdinand Hermann Hachez’s oldest brother — Heinrich Joseph Peter Hachez — was a Catholic missionary… 531 more words


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Do your family have a connection to Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil or do you think that they might have? 218 more words

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Changing Surname

The first stumbling block I have come across is a change of surname.

My GGGG Grandfather was a Thomas Codd born around 1802 in Little Oakley Essex. 305 more words


Why the heck would I want a research report?

One big aspect of professional genealogy work is the research report. These are exactly what they sound like – a long, boring report on genealogical research, but this is what differentiates the hobbyist vs. 313 more words


Revue: Impossible in the Nineties

I am focussing these days on my father’s family in Manchester and the northern towns. Thanks to the census , principally, one can follow families through fairly persistently. 170 more words

Surname Studies

Hello there,

Have been pondering on doing a one name study (ONS) for a while, but wasn’t sure about committing myself  in doing one. Also was difficult trying to decide which surname to do. 190 more words


Wedding update (2)

It’s all happening, folks -49 days until I leave my single status behind.

I’m kind of sad. I have a valid reason.

 I’ve had my name for 34 years and  my wild reputation precedes me and all that – Ha ha. 1,116 more words