Well, moving elsewhere wasn’t a great success; people continued to use this blog instead, and I kept forgetting to update the new one, so it looks like I’ll just have to move back here lol It’s lovely to see how much use the blog has had even during it’s hiatus, especially the GILBY thread which… Read More Quick Update and Some New Lines
It’s eons since I updated this blog, sorry about that 😦 I’ve also noticed a teensy pile of comments, so if you’re waiting for a response, I’ll be with you asap. I’ll try to update more often …
Image courtesy of foxypar4 Dulce Et Decorum Est Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame;… Read More Pro Patria Mori
We are in the middle of the long summer holidays here, so I’m not doing a great deal of blogging or genealogy. However, I did have a rummage a couple of days ago looking for more information about the STALLAN family from Duxford in Cambridgeshire and, to my delight, came across the will of my… Read More Just popping in
I don’t know about you, but when I’m searching for my relatives in census returns I do like to click along to the next few households to see who their neighbours were. This can be a useful thing to do because you can often find members of an extended family living quite close to each… Read More How I discovered old things were once new.
Are you familiar with old (17th century) Dutch, or old English place names? If the answer to either question is yes, please pop over to this thread on the Ancestry message boards and share your wisdom about the meaning of the sentence “van Absin in Engelt”. It appears to mean ‘from Absin in England’. If… Read More Family History Mystery – Can You Help?