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.
Click image to see larger map I have noticed that, on the whole, my ancestors did not move around a great deal and tended to marry people who lived within a 10 mile radius of their home. While this isn’t always the case, this knowledge can be useful when it comes to finding alternative locations… Read More How Google Maps can help eliminate false leads
The Genealogue published an interesting post yesterday about the origin of the name of the Christmas Mountains in the US. The ironic thing about the theories is that one sounds quite reasonable, the other like the opening scenes of a horror film, but the latter is most likely to be true! Here in the UK,… Read More Don’t laugh, someone lives there
During the course of my research into the origins of my family I discovered that I have a very strong connection with the county of Nottinghamshire. This came as something of a surprise because I had never heard any mention of Nottingham amongst my immediate family, and I had always thought that particular branch came… Read More I can see why they changed the name
The village of Gilby was located close to Pilham in Lincolnshire. No longer in existance, it was classified as a Scheduled Monument in 1999. The village was formed early in the 12th century, and appears to have been largely agricultural. By the 18th century the population had dwindled, and the village had largely disappeared by… Read More Gilby village, Lincolnshire