Category Archives: Butcher One-Name Study

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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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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Royal Artillery Attestation Papers (1883 – 1942)

A few days ago, FindmyPast announced that they had released as part of their 100 record sets in 100 days the Royal Artillery Attestation Papers (1883 – 1942). I already have my Grandfather’s military record which I ordered from Veteran … Continue reading

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Royal Artillery Attestation Papers (1883 – 1942)

Yesterday I wrote about the Royal Artillery records that FindMyPast have just released. You can read that post HERE. Later on I was involved in a conversation via Twitter with +Seonaid Harvey Lewis about the various purposes of the columns on the … Continue reading

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