I’m thinking that on first thoughts Facebook isn’t normally the sort of place that you’d associate with genealogy, but it’s really a valuable resource. It isn’t a place I enjoy being a part of, but the groups can be incredibly useful. The simplest way to use it is probably to hunt down family members through … More F is for Facebook
George Frederick Frost was born on Christmas Day 1897 in Wellington, to Frederick William Frost and Emma Jane Thomas, who had married in Wellington in 1896. George was the elder of two sons, his younger brother being born in 1906. George’s home was the local workhouse, where his father Frederick was the workhouse master, and … More 315097 Air Mechanic 2nd Class George Frederick Frost
It might seem that there is little to talk about regarding education when researching family histories, but accessing educational records can be a rich source of detail, as well as sometimes confirming details that the researcher has already discovered. At its simplest, a search of the National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914 can provide … More E is for education
It seems that the most popular/common genealogy subjects under the ‘E is for…’ heading are education and emigration. Bearing that in mind, I felt I ought to try and find something else; should it be Elizabeths? I definitely have plenty of those to talk about, but there isn’t one in particular that stands out to … More E is for employment
Joel Evans was the third child and eldest son of William Evans and Martha Colley, of Lawley Common, who had married on 1 December 1872 at All Saints church in Wellington. Joel was baptised at the Wrockwardine Wood Methodist Mission Chapel, on 23 October 1879. When the 1881 census was taken the family was living … More 604035 Sergeant Joel Evans
Deciding the focus for the letter D has proved difficult. death was the obvious one, but we’ve done that before, so it’s something of a waste. Daft and Daddy are a couple of D surnames in my tree, both of which amuse me, but they’re not close family, and there isn’t a lot to say, … More D – Death, Divorce, Daft, Daddy or Dead ends?
Leigh Jacob Davis was the second son of Arthur Richard Davis and Priscilla Jacobs who married early in 1889 in Southwark. Richard was a hatter/fur manufacturer, and the couple lived in Binfield Road, Lambeth after they married. Their first son was born in Clapham in the summer of 1891 and Leigh in the autumn of … More Captain Leigh Jacob Davis