The first week in January saw us return to full lockdown, so plenty of time to spend on the new project. Of course any task like this involves dismantling before making any improvement. Omlettes, break eggs…. you get the gist. So, the first few sets of pictures are going to look a bit like a … More week 1
The older I get, the more I wonder where the years go. I’ve been doing the annual reading challenge at Goodreads for a while now, but didn’t realise until I completed my 2020 challenge, that I now have nine ‘challenge completed’ badges! It seems silly not to do it for another year to get a … More Nine years on…
Well, it looks like we finally made it to the end of a distinctly unusual year. This must be the first year in decades that so many people across the world just want to wave goodbye to asap…… Time for a quick recap on whether my blogging aims were fulfilled – I dragged myself through … More The end is in sight – new beginnings on the way in.
Soldiers with surnames beginning with Z are unsurprisingly rare. The only one that I have knowingly visited is Alfred Zürndorfer, who was born in Horb am Neckar, Landkreis Freudenstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany on 21 February 1889 (or 1880). He died on 7 April 1918, apparently from a condition known as ‘facial rose’ a consequence of a … More Alfred Zürndorfer
A short post today as I reach the end of my genealogy alphabet. Just to say that this is usually what i’m doing by the end of a day’s searching, and I hope that it isn’t what my reader is doing having got this far Zzzzz….
I have Yapps, Yarrows and Yardleys in my tree, but it’s the Yeadon who really fascinate me. Somewhere between 1841 and 1851 my 2nd great grandfather’s name was corrupted from Yeadon to Haden. With a Staffordshire accent these names do sound very similar, but what really fascinates me is how the family developed over the … More Y is for Yeadon
As we start the last month of this extraordinary year I’ve completed my Goodreads reading challenge for 2020 and have a bright, shiny new badge to display. This is the 9th year I’ve taken part in the challenge – will definitely have to have another go next year to get it to a nice round … More Another one bites the dust
John William Young was one of five children of George Young and Elizabeth Mary Taylor who had married at St Mary, Castlegate, York on 20 August 1866. The young couple lived on Middle Water Lane, but soon moved to Sherburn Street, Cawood, where their first child, a daughter named Mary Alice, was born in 1869. … More 38635 Private John William Young
Well, I’ve done a thorough search and there is absolutely no-one in my tree with a forename or surname beginning with X, so I’m sticking with the theme of x = unknown for this post. Typically searching for stories in our family history we are dealing with the unknown (at least unknown to us!) all … More X – The unknown quantity
It’s December next week, and we’re almost at the end of the genealogy and soldiers alphabets. I’m pondering whether to start another challenge for 2021, but currently lacking the ideas to put one together. It’s been fun this year – though the socks did get a bit like hard going towards the end…. Maybe I … More To blog, or not to blog…..