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Cousin Maisie

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...

Barry Island

Summer 2009The Travel Industry Beside the Seaside Seaside Holiday ~ 1880s Seaside Holidays ~ 1930s Barry Island Childhood Holidays Happy Seaside Memories Memorable Summers My Seaside Connections Family Treasure: Ice Cream Wafer Maker Death and the Victorians Poems of...

William Christmas Capps and son

William Christmas Capps, brother of my great great grandmother Elizabeth, was born on Christmas Day 1815 and baptised in St Margaret’s Church, Lowestoft on December 27th. In Lowestoft the name Capps is synonymous with fishing and William’s father Isaac earned enough...

Robert Edmonds

It was fairly easy to trace my father’s direct line of Edmonds in Lowestoft back to Gabriel, who was granted a settlement in 1696. On my way backwards I had noted every example of the surname that I could find and, when I saw them all written down, I realised...

Written Sources

WILLS AND PROBATE Hit a brick wall? Then read on, perhaps other written sources may help. As well as records of Births, Deaths and Marriages and the Census Returns, there is a wealth of other written evidence available to help you in your research. Very useful sources...