Monthly Archives: May 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Spectator 1712 – 1713

This lovely book is 300 years old. Isn’t that fabulous. Not in the very best of conditions, but that is OK with me! At some point over the last 300 years it has experienced damp and obviously endured some water … Continue reading

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Family Trees

Yesterday over at the Facebook group called The Organised Genealogist there was a discussion about public trees versus private trees. I shared the fact that I have one private tree on Ancestry with no source material. I also host the same … Continue reading

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The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams

This was the May read for my book group and I opened the pages quite keen to get started. From the beginning I felt a sense of familiarity with A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore, although the storyline did … Continue reading

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Library Loot – 15-21st May

Well I have just managed to sneak in before another week passes by. In the last week I have been into the library twice. On Saturday to renew a book and I also managed to leave with another one. Now … Continue reading

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The In-Depth Genealogist – Digital Magazine – Issue 4 – OUT NOW!

The next issue of the free digital magazine is available NOW! // Enjoy this digital edition of the magazine? then why not stop by The In-Depth Genealogist and read the Website,  Blog  take part in the Forum. You can read my … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – The Agricultural Notebook by Primrose McConnell BSc

What a great little book this is. Essentially an early 20th Century farming and agricultural labouring encylopedia.  The first edition was published in 1883, towards the end of the Victorian era, although this 9th Edition was published in 1919. This … Continue reading

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Murder by the Homeplace by William Leverne Smith

From the back cover “A police radio scanner call of ‘419’ – “dead human body” – on a bucolic fall afternoon in the south-central Missouri Ozarks small town of Oak Springs sends a part-time local newspaper reporter, Penny Nixon, on … Continue reading

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How to Write Good by John Vorhaus

This is the latest read for the Progressive Book Club. This was a quick read with only 104 pages, but this book does leave a lasting impression. A quote that I particularly liked was this one; “These days I can’t … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday – Top Picks – Migration

Where ever we live the in the world there is a huge amount of migration and emigration. That is not new. Whereas now we travel many miles by plane our ancestors and forebears travelled those many miles by boat. Where … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – Check In!

It has been about 6 weeks since I posted a Sunday Salon. Where does the time go? I have been busy reading, sorting and culling ready for our house move. Reading is once again my release valve and I seem … Continue reading

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