The Life and Times of Frank Day

  Next up for my eight Great-Grand parent blog is Frank Day who was born 28th January 1878 at 11, Peacock Street, Gravesend, Kent, the youngest of seven children, born to Thomas Frederick Day and Louisa Day nee Hallsey. At the time of Frank Day’s birth his Father, Thomas Elisha Day was employed as a… Continue reading The Life and Times of Frank Day

The Life and Times of William Chiddicks

This is the first in a series of blogs that will tell the tale of my eight Great-grandparents, first up is William Chiddicks. William Chiddicks was born on 18th March 1866, the first born child of seven children, born to James Chiddicks and Elizabeth Chiddicks nee Lake. William was born in South Ockendon, Essex and… Continue reading The Life and Times of William Chiddicks

The Girl With The Family History Tattoo

I wrote a blog recently, for family Tree Magazine, all about the visual imagery of Family History and the different ways in which we can present our Family History Research, see the link below; https://www.family-tree.co.uk/how-to-guides/family-history-tips-advice/image-is-everything-top-tips-for-bringing-your-family-tree-to-life With this in mind, I was contacted by a wonderful lady, who has been inspired by her own Family History… Continue reading The Girl With The Family History Tattoo

Ethnicity Estimates, Should we take them seriously?

So further to my previous blogs covering my DNA journey (see links below), I have recently received an updated version of my ethnicity estimate from my test with Ancestry. The question is how much notice should we take of these ethnicity estimates? There are definitely similarities between the estimates that I have received from Ancestry… Continue reading Ethnicity Estimates, Should we take them seriously?

GEDMatch to opt in or opt out? That is the Question?

GEDMatch to opt in or opt out? That is the Question?     My opinion has now changed, thanks to a wonderfully powerful blog from @tollgenealogy I have actually changed my opinion and opted in. If you haven’t read the blog I urge you to do so first before making your mind up, I have… Continue reading GEDMatch to opt in or opt out? That is the Question?

Family Tree Live April 2019 Review

  Better late than never, here is my review of the first ever Family Tree Live show held at Alexandra Palace, London in April this year. The show was organised by Family Tree Magazine and sponsored by The Family History Federation, FamilyTreeDNA, My Heritage, Family Search and The Society of Genealogists. The first thing that… Continue reading Family Tree Live April 2019 Review

What’s your Genealogy goals for 2019?

Better late than never!! Here are my Genealogy Goals for 2019 Have you set yourself targets or goals for your family history research for 2019? If not, now is the ideal time to review your work, review what you have already achieved and set yourself some new targets and goals for the next twelve months.… Continue reading What’s your Genealogy goals for 2019?