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Happy 75th Anniversary to my Grandparents

Today marks the 75th wedding anniversary of my late Grandparents. They married at Guildford Registry Office and the witnesses were friends. The marriage certificate does not indicate that any family were present, but I know they were. At the time … Continue reading

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Virtual Advent Tour – Kiva – Genealogists for Families Project

I am delighted to take part in the Virtual Advent Tour hosted by Marg & Kelly. This is the third time of taking part. It is a wonderful way to meet other bloggers and spread festive cheer! When I decided … 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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Genealogy – Where Ever the Road Leads

I am not a great lover of the Daily Mail, a tabloid newspaper published here in the UK, but I do have a email that plops into my inbox most mornings. Today, there was this article which was giving a … Continue reading

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Family Connections – A Reflection

I suddenly became aware, following my telephone conversation on Friday that I had with Edith’s Grandchild, that on this particular line the descendant path stops here. For some strange reason I felt a degree of sadness and to be honest … Continue reading

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Wonderful News – Family Connections!

Regular readers of this blog may recall my research into the life of my Great Great Aunt Edith Jelley nee Matthews. You can read the details on the webpage HERE. Well research showed that the little boy in this photo … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday – Rugby School

My late Grandmother always said that her father, John Matthews (1875 – 1931) was educated at Rugby School. Now Rugby School is quite a well known establishment. My Grandmother whilst she has not been 100% accurate on her family information … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 179 – Fairgrounds

Whenever my Grandmother was being a bit awkward or contrary my Grandfather would say, “oh, its the gypsy in you Lil”I often wondered if there was perhaps any truth in the statement and my Grandmother’s skin, certainly on her forearms … Continue reading

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Who was Emmi?

I was recently reading a post by Sally at Books and Musings from Down Under when I was prompted to ponder on the background of my late Great Aunt. The link was quite simply the name of a central character … Continue reading

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Virtual Advent Tour – A 100th Birthday!

I am delighted to once again take part in the Virtual Advent Tour hosted by Marg & Kelly. Last year I wrote THIS post about my late Grandmother and how I was giving to Kiva, via being part of the Genealogists for … Continue reading

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