Category Archives: Specialised Studies

A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies O is for Occupation

The Channel Islands were during the Second World War, occupied by the Nazis and the lives of the Islanders changed perhaps for ever. It of course, was not just the Islanders, whose lives were irrevocably changed, but those too of … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies N is for Names

Those who frequent this blog would have likely known that N had to be for Names! Our names are a way of highlighting us, as individuals, linking to our past both in terms of our people and our history. There … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies G is for Games and their History

For today’s post I am sharing some back story, leading to my interest, in cricket, for which I am a very unlikely candidate! Having traced my maternal Grandfather’s family back to Puttenham in Surrey, where I was introduced to the … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies F is for Fairgrounds, Fun & Travellers

I have talked previously about researching travellers and Gypsy research, during my Oral History Series,  On revisiting some notes made about 10 years ago and then verifying those details, I can confirm the Drakeley family who were involved in the … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies E is for Emigration Schemes

The British Empire, along with those of other European countries wanted to populate their respective lands on other Continents. In order to make that proposition seem more appealing there were various emigration schemes which enticed those from the shores of … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies D is for Domestic Living

The most useful record that covers the broad term of “domestic living” is probably the census. In the UK these have been taken every ten years since 1801, though there is limited scope of usefulness for genealogists for the early decades … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies C is for Churches and Religious Venues

In terms of my own genealogical research there are several churches that feature repeatedly. Not just in terms of being used more than once, but also across the generations. To be in a church and know that generations of my … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies B is for Boats and Ships

In the pursuit of our ancestors we may well discover they are connected in some way to boats or ships and by way of extension, researching the vessels can add something to their individual history. A long time ago I … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies A is for Agriculture and Farms

A great many genealogists have agricultural labourers in their families; and the same can be said of those with a One-Name study.  The focus is not going to be on the individuals necessarily, but opportunities to research the employment of … Continue reading

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Introducing A-Z Challenge 2020

Commencing 1st April, subscribers and readers will be seeing posts every day (apart from Sunday) about Specialised Studies. A specialised study is a project or study based upon something specific. Each of the posts will be based upon the loose … Continue reading

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