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Geffs Genealogy Update 12 June 2016

Sunday June 12th, 2016 | Geoff

We have just returned from a week’s holiday in the new Forest, and very beautiful it was, too. Not only did we have superb weather, but we made the most of the occasion by visiting a number of very interesting and scenic places. Among the places we visited was Bucklers…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 8 May 2016

Monday May 9th, 2016 | Geoff

One of the things I have been doing in the past month is updating the Links page on the Geoffs Genealogy website. In truth this is a job that I have neglected , and over time a number of the websites that I had listed had been changed, or did…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 4 April 2016

Tuesday April 5th, 2016 | Geoff

Over the past few weeks I have not actually concentrated on a single genealogical activity, but have been active on a number of different areas of research. Firstly, I have bene doing some work on Jan’s Welsh forebears. Like much Welsh research, replete with names like Hughes, Jones, and Rees,…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 7 March 2016

Monday March 7th, 2016 | Geoff

The Find My Past (FMP) website people have added some very interesting sources for us to use in our family history research over the past few weeks. FMP have added a set of Irish Parish Registers that should prove tremendously valuable to people who are researching Irish ancestry. According to…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 4 February 2016

Thursday February 4th, 2016 | Geoff

In my blog entry last month I talked about Ancestry‘s decision to stop developing and marketing the Family Tree Maker (FTM) genealogy software, and I am pleased to report a further development on this issue, that has come to light just this morning in the form of a statement from…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 8 January 2016

Friday January 8th, 2016 | Geoff

Ancestry announced recently that from 1 January 2016 they are no longer going to sell the Family Tree Maker (FTM) software that they have developed and marketed for the past few years. They say that inreviewing their activities they  have “taken a hard look at the declining desktop software market…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 5 October 2015

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 | Geoff

In September I’ve not concentrated on one area of research, but have amused myself by dipping into bits of genealogy research as the fancy took me. I think I’ve got a couple of  things to mention that may interest you. It’s a long time since I looked at the Welsh…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 8 December 2015

Sunday December 6th, 2015 | Geoff

Records of divorce proceedings are always of great interest to family history researchers. Athough the events outlined in these records inevitably caused pain and unhappiness to the parties involved, we love to uncover these records in our research. For sure they are inevitably interesting. In recent times I have come…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 6 November 2015

Friday November 6th, 2015 | Geoff

I’ve nothing specifically to report as a result of October’s activities. No startling new discoveries. Not that I’ve been idle, you understand. I’ve spent my time filling in gaps on the Bankes Pedigree, mainly on the Fiveash / Duke line, so if anybody reading this is interested in that line…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 01 September 2015

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 | Geoff

During August, I’m glad to say, I haven’t had a great deal of time available for family history research. This is because we have spent a  a large portion of the month away from home, on jaunts. The first of these periods away occurred in the second week of the…

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