Category Archives: Matthews

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 F is for Fairgrounds, Fun & Travellers

I have talked previously about researching travellers and Gypsy research, during my Oral History Series,  On revisiting some notes made about 10 years ago and then verifying those details, I can confirm the Drakeley family who were involved in the … 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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Oral History – A Pinch of Salt or a Grain of Truth? (Part Two)

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had been an attendee at the Yorkshire Guild of One-Name Studies ( regional meeting – you can read that post here In that post I mentioned that there was a link to … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #30 – The Button Box Lifting the Lid on Women’s Lives by Lynn Knight

I inherited a pile of buttons from my Grandmother and late Mum. I also had a pile of buttons that came as extra’s with clothes bought over the years. They had gathered in my sewing box and filled all the … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Five

My grandmother, Lillian Edith MATTHEWS inherited her middle name from her Aunt, the sister of her father, Edith Annie Matthews born 1877 in Rugby Warwickshire. Despite this my Grandmother knew very little about Edith other than she was a “nurse”. … Continue reading

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