Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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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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Tea for One!

I have always been a huge tea drinker, although a bit of a philistine, nothing fancy or flavoured, but a nice general every day breakfast tea. I sat earlier this week reading a few blogs from fellow tea drinkers. and … Continue reading

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Genealogy and Google Calendars

Today I received, like I do most days an email from Google reminding me of tasks and appointments that are coming up. I rarely use Google calendar in this way, so mostly the emails say I have nothing scheduled. I … Continue reading

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17 in 2017

The idea for 17 from 2017 comes from Christopher Allen who has a presence on both YouTube and Instagram. In this post I am going to share the 17 things that I have enjoyed through 2017. There is a mixture … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! – Welcome 2018!

I can say Happy New Year no better than Abba! Enjoy this classic.   I will back a little later today, with some plans for the forthcoming year.

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Vlogmas – Christopher Allen

In the weeks leading up to Christmas I enjoyed Vlogmas from one of my favourite YouTuber’s Christopher Allen. Christopher managed to vlog every day from 1st December AND work a fairly hectic and long schedule. If you are sad that … Continue reading

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Happy 2016!

Wishing my readers and followers, near and far a happy New Year. May all our dreams come true and 2016 be full of successes and happy moments!

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Welcome to our new home!

Thankfully we have not moved house, but I have moved the Anglers Rest blog, and all 2000+ posts. I feel quite exhausted! Having procrastinated for several months I of course wish I had moved it earlier, especially as I now … Continue reading

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11th September 2001

Image from In the middle of August 2001 I was contacted by the friend of a friend. The email started “Hello, You don’t know me, but I was passed your email address and details from a friend, who is … Continue reading

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