Wills are one of the most interesting and revealing documents about our ancestors and can contain much personal detail about beneficiaries and possessions left to family and friends. 583 more words
Tags » World War 1 & 2
Well, Christmas is over and I hope you have a bit more free time after the usual hectic days seeing family and friends! I’m now just over six weeks into the recovery from my operation and feel able to spend a bit more time at the computer, so I can delve into the magazines and email updates from various sources and maybe do a bit more research into my own families…and soon I can lift the files out of the drawers again! 774 more words
To commemorate the centenary of the start of The Great War members of Tingewick Historical Society have been researching Tingewick’s WW1 soldiers who are named on our village war memorials. 98 more words
Day 161 of Colourisation Project – October 15
Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.
Ninety-seven years ago, this day, 15 October 1917, Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan, was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I. 440 more words