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Wo kam er her? (Where did he come from?)

Spring 2010Towards a World War Wo kam er her? (Where did he come from?) A Family History in Central Europe My Shocking Discovery Historical Thrills and Spills Accidentally Killed Uncovering Uncomfortable Truths Destitute and Desperate Of Sparrow Hawk and Ladybirds...

In Search Of Grandfather Bennett

Winter 2010Treason, Espionage and High Society In Search Of Grandfather Bennett My Town: Vancouver The Man From Hell’s Kitchen Cousin Maisie Canadian Home Child St. Valentine’s Day In Life I Loved You Dearly The Nanny Letters of Love Family Treasure: The...

Alfred Chapman escapes

Working my way back through my husband’s family I reached his maternal great grandfather, John Chapman. He had lived in Black Torrington in North Devon, amongst a cluster of other Chapmans and had died before the 1841 census. There was no distinguishing middle name –...

2nd Lieutenant E.C.R. Christmas

I always had a vague interest in the idea of following up my family tree. I knew my maternal uncles had done quite a bit, and I had made sporadic attempts to put something together now and then, picking my mother’s brains. Eventually, I decided to make a start myself....

The Railwayman

March 2009Industrial Revolution and Transportation The Great Western Railway The Railwayman Lure of the Steam Road, Rail and Air Transport Pioneer Railway Memorabilia The Rainhill Trials On the road The Isle of Wight Steam Railway Great Great Grandfather’s Snuff Box I...