Monthly Archives: January 2014

Family History Writing Challenge 2014

Courtesy ofThe Armchair Genealogist This is the fourth year that I have taken part. This year I tend to use the month long challenge to do several things.  Firstly, edit work already written, and “process” that material ready for publication.  … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors:# 3 ~ Esther Bellasis nee King (1770 – 1805)

No Story Too Small This post is for week 3 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Crow from No Story Too Small. You can read the list of my posts HERE “The Carrajan by Mrs Bellasis, … Continue reading

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Society Saturday – West Surrey FHS

I first joined today’s featured Society, The West Surrey Family History Society in 1988. In fact, it was the latest journal for the West Surrey that gave me the idea for this series of blog posts. In 1988 everything in … Continue reading

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Claim A Convict Site – Relaunch

Today those who live in Australia will celebrate Australia Day. It is therefore very fitting that the Claim A Convict site developed by the late Lesley Uebel is to be relaunched today. I was very saddened to hear of Lesley’s … Continue reading

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Book of Me, Written by Me, Prompt 22

Today is week 22 of what is going to be a 15 month project. Each Saturday, at around 12.30am UK time I will release the prompt for that week’s Book of Me, Written by You. If you are new here, … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking ~ Burns Night

Across the globe, thousands of people with Scottish Heritage celebrate the birth of the Scottish Poet Rabbie Burns on 25 January. Traditionally there is a Burns Supper of Haggis, Neep and Tatties to celebrate the event. Rabbie Burns 1759 – 1796 The … Continue reading

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Nature, Nurture or something else…..

Last night my blogging buddy Pauleen from Family history across the seas reshared a post that she wrote back in 2012.  The post, which can be read HERE talks about how Pauleen feels of being an Australian.  I read the post as … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 212 ~ Snow Abound

We have been lucky so far this winter. It has been very wet rather than snowy. Personally I would rather have it cold that wet. Either way, here is a look back at yesteryear! This is from my Guildford & … Continue reading

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Australia Day Challenge 2014: C’mon Aussie

My blogging buddy, Pauleen from Family History Across the Seas has organised a fun little meme for Australia Day. As I blogged for Australia Day in previous years – 2011, 2012, 2013 I simply “had to” take part for 2014, although I have … Continue reading

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Society Saturday – Getting Involved…..

Over the years I have been involved with several family history societies, but why did I bother? When I first dipped my toes into the genealogy & family history Society arena I was steered in the direction of the local … Continue reading

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