I was alerted to this article by a genimate on Facebook, Anne Young. It made me realise that searching for the Curry surname on Google etc would have been much easier in the fifties. 94 more words
Brainstorming and journaling are good for the future
Sorting through my family lore stash, I came across two sheets of yellow paper, folded into quarters. My father, Norman Strickland, had distinctive handwriting, the product of his years as an electrical engineer. 841 more words
There’s been a rash of articles floating around my alerts about Viking surnames. Apparently the TV channel History teamed up with experts from the Centre for Nordic Studies in the University of the Highlands and Islands, in which it looks like the experts did all the work and shared their knowledge and the TV channel surveyed 2000 people on questions which, given the answers, probably looked a bit like: “Do you want to be descended from a Viking?” and “Do you know anything about the Vikings?” Scintillating stuff. 966 more words
Time to celebrate because I have completed my MIONSIOG Family Tree project.
As my readers know, I look for stories in old newspapers and when I find an interesting one, I create a family tree using the information in the newspaper item. 362 more words