After getting enthusiastic about machine patching yesterday, I’ve spent this afternoon finishing off some EPP blocks. These are from a set of 9 12″ blocks which will either make a lap quilt, or have extras added to make it a bigger quilt. Despite feeling desperately behind on the things I think I should be doing, … More Quatrefoil and antique tile
One of the things that’s been keeping me quiet these past few days is a little bit of (free) software that I’ve just been introduced to. FTAnalyzer is an amazing piece of kit that can make an enormous difference to your family tree. Even the best researchers make the occasional error – whether it’s a … More Analysis is good for the soul. Sometimes.
t’s way too long since I last posted here, and I should explain why I’ve been away so long – I managed to get waylaid by a picture that was posted on social media, and ended up going down the rabbit hole that happens when you just an to know a little bit more about … More 27 September 1859
It seems like the genealogy posts are having a bit of a roll at the moment – in a flurry of war veterans. Another from my side of the family this time. When I was researching ‘Doing our bit’ several years ago, I accidentally found an article in the local paper that gave me some … More War veterans – on a roll
One of my side of the family this time – a third cousin. Sidney was born in Leeds on 8 May 1891, and joined the Navy on 26 July 1913. He signed up for 5+7 years, meaning he would do 5 years on active service and stay in reserve for a further 7 years. The … More (another) War Veteran
One of the categories for the genealogy blogging this year is the ‘War Veteran’ The one I’ve chosen to feature today is one of Bob’s relatives. Arthur Hepton was born in Birdsall in 1897, and was one of three sons in the family. He had enlisted 1916 and was a Lieutenant in the 5th Battalion, … More (One of ) the War Veterans
Seeing no sign of the balloons when we arrived at Calais, we set off towards Cambrai where we would be staying for the duration of our trip. En route we visited the new International Memorial at Notre Dame de Lorette. This stunning elliptical memorial, designed by Philippe Prost is engraved with the names of 580,000 men who … More An odd family reunion, of sorts.