Category Archives: Butcher One-Name Study

Genealogy During COVID

Like the rest of the world, I was at home during lock down, the furthest I went for 4 months was the end of the drive or the garden, so I had plenty of time to ponder and look at … Continue reading

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A Year in Surnames Week 3 – A Surname that is curious #AYearInSurnames

This week I have chosen to not focus on a specific surname, but something that happens with surnames; the use of an alias. I talked about what I worked during lock-down, you can read that post HERE. During my work … Continue reading

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Maps as a Visual Addition to a One-Name Study & Genealogy

It is obvious that a map is a visual aid to research, but yesterday I was sitting thinking, as you do and reached for this map of the parishes within Surrey – the map is from the West Surrey Family … Continue reading

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Victory in Europe – #VEDay2020

I spent a lot of time yesterday thinking about my Grandparents and in particular my maternal Grandparents; George Butcher (1908-1974) and Lilian Edith Matthews (1912-1995). The United Kingdom declared war on Germany on 3rd September 1939. My Grandparents married at … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies Z is for Zoology

I am sure there are a number of genealogists out there pondering how zoology could be linked to genealogy. I was curious too. One of my Butcher ancestors, migrated from Surrey in 1814, selling the family home and most of … Continue reading

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The Genealogy Blog Party: Celebrating Women’s History Month

This photograph is one of my most treasured photographs. The lady sitting down is my Great Great Grandmother, Caroline Harris nee Ellis. According to my great Aunts, who were Caroline’s grandchildren she was a formidable lady. She did not suffer … Continue reading

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George Butcher #GOONSblogchallenge – Post 8

Today is the 112th birthday of my maternal Grandfather, George Butcher. Born in 1908 in Wanborough, Surrey, he was one of 9 children who survived into adulthood from a family of 12. At the time of the Second World War … Continue reading

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Genealogy Blog Party – We ❤️ February – actually no, I don’t! #GOONSblogchallenge – Post 6

Taking part in the Genealogy Blog Party, hosted by Elizabeth at MyDescendantsAncestors.com. February, and in particular Valentine’s day is now a subdued day. The day in 2020 marks the 6th year since my Mum passed away, just two days before her … Continue reading

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Working on a Global Surname Project , for a Geographically Concentrated Surname

Typically surnames will have a hotbed presence, even the most common surnames. In those instances, it will often be personal to the researcher. In the case of my own Butcher ancestors, Surrey is a particular hotbed for me, followed by … Continue reading

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Rural Communities #GOONSblogchallenge – Post 1

I spent some time a few days ago writing about the Guild blog challenge and shared how my software is set up with different trees. The first post in the series is about rural settings and we, as genealogists should … Continue reading

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