Honour your hero ancestors | Free FindMyPast access

I’ve talked about honouring our ancestors before and this Remembrance Day, Find My Past is giving everyone the chance to uncover heroes in their family tree.   This post contains affiliate links which means I earn a commision if you purchase using a link.  The price you pay will be the same.  By using the affiliate links you are helping to support giveaways on Jera’s Jamboree. From November 10th to…

Searching The 1939 Register : Triumphs and Mystery

Having taken advantage of the Black Friday deal with FindMyPast and nabbed myself a World subscription, I’ve done a small amount of research on one of my direct branches and found some information in the British Newspapers 1710-1953 which helped me place a Charles Seakens (who was born within two years of my own Charles which led to confusion for me back in 2008 in the first place!). Charles and his…

National Suicide Prevention Month : A Genealogical Perspective on Suicide

I didn’t know if I was going to write about this.  After all, in my family history posts, it wouldn’t be a priority for you to find out how life ended for my 2 x great grandfather Richard Thomas Edmund (RTE) ROSE.  I could have left any posts with his date of death.  It wouldn’t have mattered.  I’ve touched on his life in my intro post (you may remember those awesome…

The disappearance of Peter Soards – Family History

I haven’t shared any family history for a while.  To be honest, after searching through records on Ancestry (when they had their last free access) and still hitting a brick wall with Peter Soards, I’ve kind of pushed it to the back of my mind.  And to those of you who are familiar with names being mistranscribed, I have searched since 2006 for all sorts of variations. Peter Soards is…