Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – True or False, how reliable have you found your family history stories?

True or False, how reliable have you found your family history stories?

My-Family-History-Week-logo-300x226I was very lucky in that I grew up visiting my Great Aunts, the sisters of my maternal Grandfather. I heard them talk about people, family and friends and others in the village in which they grew up. It from those early moments of childhood that I was intrigued to learn about these folk.

Later on, when I embarked upon researching my family history, my Aunts would happily share information and photographs with me. I have some very happy memories of those times. One of my Aunts, the eldest had a mind as sharp as a tact and even when I phased the same question in a different way to check my understanding , she always caught me out!

Over the times we spent together I have notebooks full of note and comments, and those notes were either spot on or there was always a grain a truth in the details she and her sister’s shared and I was able to verify those notes by using the genealogical sources available.

You can the read the discussion at the Facebook Family Tree Academy group and on Twitter using the #FHWeek

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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3 Responses to Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – True or False, how reliable have you found your family history stories?

  1. kristin says:

    I have found the same to be true about my family stories – true or enough true to lead me to the truth. I didn’t realize you were doing A to Z this year or I would have followed you!


  2. BookerTalk says:

    Every time we drove through the forest of dean via a place called Somolon’s Tump, my mother would comment that that’s where her father came from before moving to Wales. My research showed that he was actually born in Wales (nowhere near the forest of dean). It took a few years of digging to find out that there was a local name for the place of his birth – Solomon’s Tump. So she wasn’t wrong just about 60 miles out


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