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Geoffs Genealogy Update 5 March 2013

Tuesday March 5th, 2013 | Geoff

Over the years I have not processed all the items that I have found whilst visiting various records offices around the country. I am afraid that I am inclined to be rather greedy when I go on a treeing trip, and concentrate on collecting as many sources as I can….

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 3 February 2013

Sunday February 3rd, 2013 | Geoff

January has been an interesting month for me. Firstly it was the month when my term as Editor of the Shropshire Family History Society came to an end, and my joint successors in the post started work on the next issue, due out in March. I am really looking forward…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 2 January 2013

Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 | Geoff

December was a fairly quiet day for me on the genealogy front. As I expect you will understand, I was preoccupied with preparations for the Christmas festivities which, I must say, I enjoyed greatly. I love Christmas. It’s always a good experience to give and receive presents, get together with…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 2 December 2012

Sunday December 2nd, 2012 | Geoff

 Have you used the Access to Archives (A2A) database in your research? This is a fantastic resource, which you can access via The National Archives website. To quote the TNA website: “A2A is part of the UK archives network. The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 2 November 2012

Friday November 2nd, 2012 | Geoff

Over the past month as well as putting to bed my last issue of the Shropshire Family History Journal,  I have been steadily working through the information we have relating to Jan’s Haves line. This has been seriously neglected over the years, largely because it has proved very hard to…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 6 October 2012

Saturday October 6th, 2012 | Geoff

This is a busy time for me, as I’m in the middle of working on my last ever edition of the journal of the Shropshire Family History Society. I’ve really enjoyed my period as editor (about 11 years, I think). Apart from the enjoyment of putting together each issue, the…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 3 September 2012

Monday September 3rd, 2012 | Geoff

In my last blog entry I mentioned my recent research into Mary Rand / Smith / Adams (abt 1699 – 1743), and her two spouses. I continued this research by looking for information about her immediate descendants, and have enjoyed some success. I know that her daughter – Catherine Adams…

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Second Reunion of Descendants of John Bankes – Saturday 8th June 2013

Thursday August 2nd, 2012 | Geoff

The date of the second Reunion of Descendants of John Bankes will be Saturday 8th June 2013. It will be at the same venue in Coulsdon, Surrey as the first event, starting at 10 am and ending at 4 pm. As those of you who attended the first reunion will…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 2 August 2012

Thursday August 2nd, 2012 | Geoff

In my efforts to find about my Rand forebears I often revisit lines of research that I have looked at previously, to see whether I can learn anything that I missed when I originally looked at them. With new sources appearing on the internet all the time, this seems a…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 2 July 2012

Monday July 2nd, 2012 | Geoff

My mother frequently spoke of her Uncle Jim. He and his wife – Ophelia – lived part of their lives in North London and part on the Sussex coast. I’m not at all sure when they were living in the Brighton area, but I do recall Mum telling me that…

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