Category Archives: Places

Webinar – My Italian Surname Study

Next Tuesday, 21st August 2018 the Guild of One-Name Studies will be offering their latest webinar in their 7 Pillars series. Michael Cassara, who runs the Cuono One-Name Study and myself who runs the Orlando One-Name Study, will be talking about … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #28 – Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors – A Guide to Research Methods for Family Historians by John Wintrip

This is a fabulous book for those who are embarking on researching their genealogical pursuits in England and Wales, whether you are new to this area of research or an established researcher. This book takes you back earlier than Civil … 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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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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Supporting the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society – Accessing NYC Vital Records

Those of us researching in New York City will have our access to certificates and genealogical data severely affected by the adopted methods to be operated by NYC Officials. This affects those of us, like me whose ancestors left parts … Continue reading

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Starting your Italian Research Journey

For those who read my recent post on the Legacy Family Tree blog I have published a second post which looks tips and hints for researching in Italy. You can read Starting Your Italian Research Journey over on the Legacy … Continue reading

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Pathway to My Sicilian Heritage

My post, Pathway to my Sicilian Heritage was published on the Legacy blog a little earlier this week. You can read it HERE The idea for the image came from fellow genealogical blogger, Miriam Robbins in the US  who writes at AnceStories: … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Manor Farm, Wanborough circa 1915

This is the Manor Farm at Wanborough that my Grandfather would have known. My Butcher family farmed here until 1930 when the moved across to Guildford to farm at Manor Farm Onslow Village. Part of my Guildford & District Collection. … Continue reading

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Howard Davis Park, Jersey Channel Islands WW2 Graves

Howard Davis Park, Jersey Channel Islands WW2 Graves, a set on Flickr. Mentioned in small print on the tourist map of Jersey is the name Howard Davis Park. Alongside the name of the park is the mention of “W.W.2 War … Continue reading

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