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Weekend Cooking – Wheat Wine anyone?

This recipe is one of my treasured possessions. It is a recipe for Wheat Wine written circa 1965 by my Great Grandmother, Annie Prudence Butcher nee Harris.

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Fearless Females – Day 7

March 7 — Share a favorite recipe from your mother or grandmother’s kitchen. Why is this dish your favorite? If you don’t have one that’s been passed down, describe a favorite holiday or other meal you shared with your family. … Continue reading

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Ancestor of the week – Willliam James West

This is the belated post from 26 February. William James West was born in Aldershot Hampshire in 1898, the son of William Arthur West, a military man and, Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). I had always known that my Grandfather’s first … Continue reading

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Carnival Of Genealogy 103: Female Genealogy

As modern women I believe we truly under estimate the hardship, suffering and resilience of our female ancestors. Let us consider what we have that they often did not. Electricity and Gas, forms of heating and light A benefit system … Continue reading

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Fearless Females – Day 3

March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female … Continue reading

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Fearless Females – Day 2

March 2 — Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo? This has to one of my favourite photographs. Given to me by a … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 23

Genealogy is like travelling along a country road, following the twists and turns of the road, with those taking the journey unsure of just where they will end up. There can be some real surprises, some curiosities and as always … Continue reading

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Ancestor of the week – William Arthur West – Part One

This is the belated post from 19th February. William Arthur West was born in 1863 in Guildford. I became aware of him through the his marriage to my Grandfather’s Aunt – Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). They married in 1897 and … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 18

There is so much we inherit from our ancestors. One thing I find curious is just what we develop as being part of a family group compared to what is genetically passed down. I recently wrote to someone about age … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 16

Following on from the Ellis post, was it yesterday? I was inspired because of two things. I dusted the photo of Caroline Ellis in the lounge and thought that I should look at the Ellis family for day 16 and … Continue reading

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