Geoff's Genealogy Blog

Geoffs Genealogy Update 10 August 2015

Monday August 10th, 2015 | Geoff

I’ve been spending a bit of time looking further at the Archer line. Unfortunately at the moment I can’t develop the line back further than Thomas Archer (c1720-1794), but I’m putting some effort into developing the line down from Thomas Archer’s generation towards the present day. A few years ago…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 13 July 2015

Monday July 13th, 2015 | Geoff

Following on from last month’s entry, in the past few weeks I have continued researching my Archer  line, seeking to build on my recent breakthrough. You will recall that this recent breakthrough was prompted by an email that I received several years ago from Will. Well, Will and I have…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 14 June 2015

Sunday June 14th, 2015 | Geoff

How time flies. It hardly seems five years since I was contacted by an Archer descendant named Will. He had been looking into his ancestry, and had found some very interesting information that strongly suggested that he and I shared common Archer ancestry, but he lacked conclusive proof. At the…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 4 May 2015

Monday May 4th, 2015 | Geoff

Some months ago I saw an offer which encouraged me to buy two tickets for the Who Do You Think You Are? family history exhibition, which was to be held at the NEC, Birmingham, between 16th and 18th April this year. At the time the show was about five months…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 4 April 2015

Saturday April 4th, 2015 | Geoff

A couple of weeks ago Helen and I got up before dawn had cracked on a Saturday morning, to catch a 6.25 am train to Euston. Neither of us had been on a London research trip for several years, so to us it was worth getting up at an unearthly…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 4 March 2015

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 | Geoff

The website is always having additional sets of records added to it, and it is well worthwhile to keep an eye on what is going on there. Recently they added some potentially useful British Army records bearing the title Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929. To quote the description…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 8 February 2015

Sunday February 8th, 2015 | Geoff

Last month I wrote about my research into the Shoreditch Workhouse records as regards my grandmother, and the wealth of information I had found by using that source. In carrying out this research I found reference to Ethel Holliday and her sister Ellen, who were recorded as being admitted together…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 7 January 2015

Wednesday January 7th, 2015 | Geoff

With all the Christmas and New Year festivities of the past few weeks, I have not done any fresh research into my forebears during December 2014. I have spent any available time during the month entering the data I collected in November, concerning my grandmother’s family’s time spent in Shoreditch…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 4 December 2014

Thursday December 4th, 2014 | Geoff

When I concluded my post last month I said I’d let you know next time about the research I did in October. In fact I’ll go one better than that and tell you about my treeing exploits (such as they are) over the past two months. First, though, I have…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 5 November 2014

Wednesday November 5th, 2014 | Geoff

By far the biggest event in the lives of my family during October – indeed, during the year – was the marriage of our son – Owen – to Nikki. This really was a fantastic day and evening at Rowton Castle Hotel, near Shrewsbury, and I’m sure that a good time was…

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