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?

“To DNA or Not DNA That is the Question”

“To DNA or not DNA that is the question”   As a keen amateur genealogist, you can’t fail to have noticed the explosion in recent years of DNA testing and its surge in popularity amongst family historians. The question is though, “is it for you?” What are the benefits to you in your research?  … Continue reading “To DNA or Not DNA That is the Question”

DNA The Next Step (5)

So in my last blog we established that I am about as “British” as you can get at 86% British! So what do I do next to interpret my results? Ancestry has come up with literally hundreds of matches, too many to comprehend and deal with, so how do I approach this in a co-ordinated… Continue reading DNA The Next Step (5)

3rd Battle of Ypres – Passchendaele

Harry Joseph Keyes was born in 1891, in Grays, Essex, the seventh of the eight children born to Joseph Keyes and Elizabeth Keyes (nee Bishop). When Harry Joseph Keyes was born, his father, Joseph, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 38. He had three brothers and four sisters. Young Harry sadly lost his life,… Continue reading 3rd Battle of Ypres – Passchendaele

Making a Difference

    A blog that is truly influenced and inspired by the blogs that I have been reading recently by the blogger No Light Without Darkness. https://nolightwithoutdarkness.com/2017/12/20/the-ups-and-downs-of-recovery/amp/?__twitter_impression=true A lesson to each and everyone of us to never under estimate the difference we can all make in another person’s life each and every day. Of course… Continue reading Making a Difference

My Family Reunion thanks to #Ancestryhour

  Recently I was fortunate enough to meet up with some long lost family members and reconnect with my Daniels ancestors from Dublin. This part of my family has been my “Brick wall” for a long, long time.   Thanks to the kind help of my friends on, #Ancestry Hour on Twitter, with a special  mention… Continue reading My Family Reunion thanks to #Ancestryhour