The Life and Times of Marguerite Longland Lukes

This is the fifth in the series of biographies, telling the lives of my eight great-grandparents, next up is Marguerite Longland Lukes. Now with such an exotic name, you must be thinking that there must be a story behind the name and you are certainly right, there is. Marguerite Longland Lukes was born on 25th May 1883 at… Continue reading The Life and Times of Marguerite Longland Lukes

The Life and Times of John Edwin Barnes

This is the fourth in my biographies about the lives of my eight great-grandparents, next up is John Edwin Barnes. John Edwin Barnes was one of the first Ancestors that I researched, in real detail and he is someone who will always hold a special place in my heart, due to the fact he was… Continue reading The Life and Times of John Edwin Barnes

The Life and Times of Lizzie Daniels

This is the third in my series of eight blogs, telling the life story of my great grandparents, next up is “Granny Ens”. This story covers the very tough life of my Great-Grandmother Elizabeth (Lizzie) Daniels, who was born on 21st July 1889 in the North Dublin Workhouse. Birth Record in The Workhouse The mere… Continue reading The Life and Times of Lizzie Daniels

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?