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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Dressmaker, Servant, Pauper, Convict, Suffragette?

 Every family has a story to tell – there’s never been a better time to start discovering yours! 162 more words

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The Measure of a Man...

This is a story about your life. You know, the one you are living right now. It’s about where you’re at today. It’s about your successes and your failures. 1,014 more words


Beware of names!

If, like me, you have ever had trouble locating an ancestor’s name knowing you are looking in the right place, you will know how frustrating it is to hit a brick wall. 628 more words


The Sherborne Pageant Project on our website

In the August edition of Who Do You Think You Are? magazine respected writer, Alan Crosby, gave the SDFHS a real boost by featuring one of our current projects – The Sherborne Pageant of 1905. 898 more words

My Family History

Why did I start to research my family history? This is a question I have been asked many times. Researching my family tree and finding out where I came from is something I had wanted to do for a number of years, but for some reason, I had put it off. 2,143 more words

The Best Stories Come From Family

If you’ve ever visited my blog before, then you know that I love to read (hence the name, Adventures of a Book Addict) – I love books and stories and the places that they take you. 362 more words


Wilkins Micawber

Wilkins Micawber, known as Willie, was the second of the Dickens Dogs. Willie was wonderful: big-boned, furry, gentle, sweet-natured and enormous fun. Uncle Johnny told me that when he was just a little puppy on holiday up here in Northumberland with Willie they had such a great time together – running, tumbling, letting go; every day was an adventure. 680 more words