Monthly Archives: May 2018

Book of Me Prompts – June 2018

Welcome to the sixth set of prompts for the 2018 Series of the Book of Me. You can read when the prompts are published and about the few changes at my earlier post HERE There are five prompts each month and … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #22 – And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer

This was a book that was selected to be a book club read. I bought the hard backed version because it was the only one available online at a reasonable price – the book comprises of 1176 pages and is … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #21 – The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel

This was one of those books that I bought because the cover appealed. It sat on my growing pile of books to be read and when a long standing friend mentioned it to me in an email, asking where would … Continue reading

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International Museum Day 2018

As a child I always enjoyed visiting museums. Looking back, my favourite hobbies were old things, books and listening to my Great Aunts talk about the family. I guess my pathway was set from way back in my childhood. Today … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #20 – Genealogy Essential Research Methods by Helen Osborn

We hear a great deal about books written by American authors of the not just the best way to proceed with research, but genealogical proof and citing sources, but we hear very little about similar books written by British authors. … Continue reading

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Italian Surname Series – Magro Malosso

The enquiry that I received about two weeks ago was the catalyst for this series. The enquiry was about the surname of Magro Malosso. My Great, Great, Great Grandmother was Maria Giuseppa Magro Malosso. She was born in Sutera, Sicily … Continue reading

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Launch of Italian Surname Series

I recently had some correspondence about one of my Italian surnames. In addition to responding to the correspondence I did some further research and that sat me thinking about the surnames that appear in my paternal line and what those … Continue reading

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Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – What ideas do you think will get younger people involved in family history?

What ideas do you think will get younger people involved in family history? My view is that we, as genealogists, need to be where younger people are. Now I would have said that was Facebook, but that appears to have … Continue reading

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Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – What about you – leaving a trail for your descendants?

What about you – leaving a trail for your descendants? I would like to think that I have left a trail for future generations. In my family history programme I have recorded where I was, what my occupation was and … Continue reading

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Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – Do you have a DNA dilemma?

Do you have a DNA dilemma? I would not say a dilemma as such. I wish more people with Italian blood tested. Over the coming weeks I am going to share where I have tested and where I have uploaded … Continue reading

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