Monthly Archives: January 2020

Genealogy Blog Party – Organise and Prioritise

Taking part in the Genealogy Blog Party, hosted by Elizabeth at I have kept notebooks, journals and planners since I was 12 and I have written about them here where I explain how the obsession came to be. I … Continue reading

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Italian First World War Dead – #GOONSblogchallenge – Post 3

Italy’s involvement in the First World war was nothing short of disastrous. In 1915, knowing that Italy was keen to expand its geographical area Britain promised Italy that upon defeat of the Austro-Hungarian empire there would receive territorial rewards if … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Russia (Russian Federation)

Russia is the largest country in the world covering an amazing 1/8th of the world’s land mass that is inhabited, with a population of in excess of 150 million. The country spans 9, yes, 9 time zones, linking Eastern European … Continue reading

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Genealogical Mailing Lists

In the early days of the genealogical world online, the mailing lists were the way to virtually meet other genealogists, swap information and learn from each other. The world moved on to Facebook, Twitter and a plethora of other methods. … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine – February 2020

I am always fascinated by the material folk left behind in the forms of diaries, journals, notebooks etc and the insight it provides to their lives or the communities they lived in. This month, I share one of those resources … Continue reading

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Genealogical Software and Applications

Ahead of the new Pharos course, Practicalities of a One-Name Study we are going to explore the subject of Software and Applications. Any posts will be categorised the same and will be found HERE. The software or applications (apps) chosen … Continue reading

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Demise of RootsWeb Mailing Lists

I do not generally speaking post news announcements, but felt that this one was worthy of sharing. Earlier this week, RootsWeb shared the following information – Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users … Continue reading

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Rectors and Curates #GOONSblogchallenge – Post 2

As genealogists we spend a lot of time exploring the parishes our families or those we are researching have lived in. I have been very lucky to have ancestors who resided in two parishes where either the Rector or the … Continue reading

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Family Tree Live 2020 #FamilyTreeLive

I can now share with you that I will be delivering two workshops at Family Tree Live in April 2020. The event will take place at Alexandra Palace on 17th and 18th April 2020. You can read about the event, … Continue reading

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Genealogical Plans for 2020

We are past the first week of the year and I should have shared this a week ago, but the days got away from me. I have spent much of the last week thinking and planning a few genealogical research … Continue reading

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