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Are You in Lord Nelson’s Family Tree?

I have attempted to find as many descendants as possible of Nelson, his parents and grandparents. Continue reading

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Women of World War I – Dorothy Read – Woman of the Future

This is the last in my series of blog posts about my grandmother and her six sisters. This one is about the youngest, but perhaps most enterprising of the seven girls. Continue reading

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Women During WWI – My Grandmother – and a Mystery Sweetheart?

In my series looking at my female ancestors and their experiences of World War I, we have now come to my own maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Reid. Obviously I knew a bit more about her before I began my research. She … Continue reading

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Women During World War I – Lottie Read – A Hero’s Wife?

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Enter to win my book

I’m running a giveaway competition over at Goodreads for my family history themed novel.  If there are enough entries I may make more books available!  Winners are encouraged to write a review.  See below for details. Goodreads Book Giveaway Out … Continue reading

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New charges for professional genealogy service

Just a short post to let everyone know that I will be putting up my hourly genealogy service charges from £20 per hour to £22 per hour. The new charges will be in effect from Monday 22nd September.  However, if … Continue reading

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Out of Time – a novel about family history

As a writer  who is also a professional genealogist, I find that my work feeds my writing, and the research I do for my novels feeds my family history research.  It is rather a perfect marriage.  I have been writing … Continue reading

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Women during WWI – Florrie Read – Marriage and early death

My Great Aunt Florrie died young. My mother thought that she had probably never married. That’s about all I knew about her before carrying out my research. According to her baptism record (published on Ancestry.co.uk), she was born Florrie Read … Continue reading

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Women during WWI – Marriage and Motherhood – Agnes Reid

This is the third in my series of Women during WWI – focusing on the lives of my grandmother and her sisters.  Before researching Agnes I knew very little about her, except that my mother thought that she had been … Continue reading

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Guide to Wills and Probate in the UK – FREE

I am running a promotion on my Guide to Wills at the moment.  My ebook, Guide to Wills and Probate in England is available for FREE to the first 50 people – by going through this Facebook Link. Finding a … Continue reading

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