Geoff's Genealogy Blog

Geoffs Genealogy Update 5 June 2012

Tuesday June 5th, 2012 | Geoff

You will know, from previous entries, that I am concentrating my family history  research at present on my Rand forebears, as well as the ancestors of John Bankes (abt 1650-1719), Citizen & Haberdasher of London. I want to identify where these people came from before living in London in the…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 1 May 2012

Tuesday May 1st, 2012 | Geoff

This month I’ve been working on the June edition of the Shropshire Family History Society Journal. I managed to get it completed in time to meet my self-imposed deadline, which pleased me. So far there have been no more developments on the Wilkinson family album that I wrote about last…

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Geoffs Genealogy Second Update – 01 April 2012

Sunday April 1st, 2012 | Geoff

A few weeks ago when I opened my email inbox I had the surprise of my life. I had received an email from Steffan, in Sweden, telling me of a “nice photo album” that he has in his possession. Apparently he purchased it about 20 years ago on a Stockholm flea market, and…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 01 April 2012

Sunday April 1st, 2012 | Geoff

It’s always a pleasure to me to receive messages from people who have contacted me via the Geoffs Genealogy website, having seen something on the site that is of interest to them. Over the past couple of months I’ve had two really valuable contacts of this type, and I’m using…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 2 March 2012

Friday March 2nd, 2012 | Geoff

I spent most of my free time during February working on the photo album that my mother had started in the late 1980s. My father passed this to me a few years ago and I was delighted to become the custodian of this family heirloom, which contains some beautiful photos…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 5 February 2012

Saturday February 4th, 2012 | Geoff

I’ve spent most of January working on the March edition of the Shropshire Family History Society’s journal. It’s done and dusted now, and in the hands of our printers. I am no longer on the society’s committee, having stood down at the AGM a couple of weeks ago, but I…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 5th January 2012

Thursday January 5th, 2012 | Geoff

I’m a few days late with this blog entry, the result of a very merry Christmas & New Year holiday. I hope that you, also, had a good break, and that 2012 is good to you. Looking back over the past year, although it was obviously a lousy year in…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 12 December 2011

Monday December 12th, 2011 | Geoff

We have just uploaded the long – promised new section of the Geoffs Genealogy website that relates to last June’s  Reunion of John Bankes’ Descendants. You can view this by clicking on the new Reunion link on the site menu. This new section contains the text of the two talks…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update, 30 November 2011

Wednesday November 30th, 2011 | Geoff

Blog time again. During November I added another of my published articles to the website. I hope you enjoy reading it. It concerns the sad early demise of Sarah Ellen Collyer. I’m currently working on the new section about the Bankes Reunion that we held in June. Hopefully this will…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 31 October 2011

Monday October 31st, 2011 | Geoff

If you are reading this you will already know that October saw the introduction of our new Geoffs Genealogy website. I think it is a great step forward from the old site, which served us well for quite a few years. Not only is the design more attractive, but the tree is…

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