Category Archives: Butcher One-Name Study

Surname Research – Variants

When I registered the surname of Butcher with the Guild of One-Name Studies back in 2016 I had already been working on the surname. Not just my own links to the surname, but also the other facets of the study, … Continue reading

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Oral History –Verifying Oral History

Continuing with my Oral History Series. Today we are going to look at how we can verify the truth of Oral History and what happens if we cannot substantiate it. Whilst we may trust those that have shared snippets and … Continue reading

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Oral History – A Pinch of Salt or a Grain of Truth?

Continuing the oral history series and the post from yesterday A few years ago whilst at the funeral of another family member I mentioned the story to my late Mum’s first cousin. I asked if he knew of the story? … Continue reading

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Strategy for a Genealogical Project – What Project?

In an earlier post I talked about strategy, breaking it down into ten segments. Today I am going to write a  about deciding on a project, essentially segment one. What project?  There can be a whole host of reasons for embarking … Continue reading

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Planner & Notebooks – Individual Genealogical Timeline’s

Back in the summer I wrote this post about planners and notebooks. In response to a comment I mentioned that I often created specific pages for individuals where there were “document heavy” individuals.  I promised I would write more about it … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #29 – The Writing Diet by Julia Cameron

I have mentioned before on this site that I have kept a journal since I was 12. What started as a small homework book that I was presented with at senior school morphed into something else a complete note of … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Cards

A version of this post appeared back in 2010. I have repeated it here, with minor tweaks! I remember both my Mum and Grandmother sending cards, but not how many or what happened to them. I have a few old … Continue reading

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Wonersh Street circa 1933

What is especially wonderful about this row of houses on the left is that my ancestor, John Butcher (1795 – 1877) inherited one of them on the death of his father, James Butcher. John was born illegitimately in 1795 to … Continue reading

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Sale Details – Great Tangley Manor, Wonersh – May 1958

Great Tangley Manor Wonersh Surrey Estate Agents Outline Sales Details Magazine Advert    From Country Life, May 1958  

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Desk Ramblings…..(19)

The last few months (well since my last Desk Ramblings in March this year) have been busy. I am finishing a day job project. Working on another project with a September deadline and have been scoping out a further project. … Continue reading

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