Postcard Friendship Friday – 10 Mile Radius of Guildford

This is one of my favourite post cards. When I am feeling genealogically stuck, and can not find ancestors, either where they are supposed to have been or where I think they were, I turn to this card and gain inspiration. One of the key things to remember, especially when dealing with rural areas, is that our ancestors would have walked miles, often across fields and along country lanes. What we now walk as a pleasure activity they would have walked out of necessity.
Submitted as part of Postcard Friendship Friday hosted by The Best Hearts are Crunchy and cross posted to Guildford and District

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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7 Responses to Postcard Friendship Friday – 10 Mile Radius of Guildford

  1. Anglers Rest says:

    Thanks everyone for stopping by, I have really surprised at the joy this card has give. I really love this card. My own family, well, most of my Mum's ancestry lived within the 10 mile radius for at least 300 years. My own Grandmother had lived in the same road, although different properties(two) for most of her life. Yet, I have the odd ancestral line, who did remarkable things for the 18th century, India, Australia & Canada.


  2. MrCachet says:

    I know a lady who has lived in the same house she was born in – for 89 years. Quite remarkable, that!


  3. A very nice post. It reminded me of my grandmother, who never left our country. And she told me that her mother had never even left her birthplace. Happy PFF.


  4. It's a lovely card, one I haven't seen before. It just starts to cover the area of Hampshire where I used to live.


  5. Sreisaat says:

    So true – words that made me ponder as well. How long have you been tracing your roots? Quite interesting.

    Happy PFF!

    Postcards Crossing


  6. Clytie says:

    This is a wonderful postcard, and I agree with Beth – your comment made me stop and think.

    Happy PFF!


  7. I love this postcard–but even more, your comment. Profound. Inspiring.

    Happy PFF!


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