Geoff's Genealogy Blog

Geoffs Genealogy Update 4 March 2007

Sunday March 4th, 2007 | Geoff

This has been a pretty quiet week for me, but one item that may be of interest concerns Dr Thomas Hunt (1798-1879). You can read about him on my website ( I have traced him on all census returns in the period 1851-1871, but have never found him in 1841….

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Geoff’s Genealogy Update 25 February 2007

Sunday February 25th, 2007 | Geoff

Well, another week has rolled by. It’s hard to believe that already two months have sped past since Christmas. Here in the UK the days are lengthening and our thoughts are turning to the joys that come with the spring and summer – gardening, holidays etc. During the past week…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update

Monday February 19th, 2007 | Geoff

During the past week I have turned my attention to a couple of different sources as I work towards getting all the information I hold into my family history records. During November 2006 I went to The National Archives, Kew, and completed a source transcription that I had started in…

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Geoff’s Genealogy Update 12 February 2007

Monday February 12th, 2007 | Geoff

Another week of entering census data into my Family Tree Database. is a wonderful resource, enabling me to find so much information without leaving my desk. I keep on discovering so much about Bankes descendants – when I first started treeing about 20 years ago I could never have…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 4 February 2007

Sunday February 4th, 2007 | Geoff

This week has been relatively quiet, insofar as I haven’t made any new contacts. However, I have been busily working away at my family history files. I have typed a lot of new information into my database, and hope to make further progress towards getting this up to date in…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 29 January 2007

Monday January 29th, 2007 | Geoff

Another busy week on the treeing front. I was delighted to receive some more information about the Collyer line – descendants of Robert Hanham Collyer. Also, I have been continuing with my self-appointed task of adding to our pedigree, using information from censuses. I have explored the line down from…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update

Monday January 22nd, 2007 | Geoff

One of the wonderful things about genealogy sources being available online is the opportunity they give us to resolve conundrums and develop research without leaving the room! This week I’ve been looking at the Sleigh descendants of Robert Hanham Collyer and finding out what became of Susannah Rosetta Whitcombe and…

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Geoffs Genealogy News Update

Sunday January 14th, 2007 | Geoff

Much activity this week on Jan’s Sayer lines (you can see the Sayer line on the tree on the site). Samuel Sayer (b c1799) and his wife, Elizabeth Utting (b c1803) married in Jamaica in 1828 and settled Bogota, Colombia shortly afterwards. They had eight children that we know of,…

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Geoffs Genealogy Tree Updated 07 Jan 2007

Sunday January 7th, 2007 | Geoff

Today we have updated the Bankes Pedigree tree on Geoff’s Genealogy. Quite a lot of information has been added since the last update, which took place in January last year, and it is well worth having a look to see whether you may find a link to one of the…

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