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Accidentally Killed

When you first start researching your ancestors, it is often fairly easy to get back to the early-to-mid 19th century using birth, marriage and death certificates in conjunction with census information. To get back to generations that pre-date ‘official’...

Stubborn by name, stubborn by nature

My dad joined the Royal Navy in 1942, as soon as he was old enough, and trained as a telegraphist. During the latter part of the Second World War he served in submarines, firstly in the North Atlantic and then in the Pacific. Fortunately he got through the war...

We will remember them

We are always being told to ‘kill off’ our relatives, if only to avoid spending months researching what turns out to be the wrong line because the poor chap wasn’t really your great great grandfather but someone of the same name who died in infancy. It’s a...

Pit Brow Lasses

April 2009Iron, steel and coal The Wandering Allenders Pit Brow Lasses Fatality at Scotswood A Dirty Secret? William Braidford 1842-1918 Elswick Lead Works The Rise of Barrow in Furness The 1911 Census Skeleton by marriage? Found in 1911 Who Do You Think You Are? Live...

A Dirty Secret?

April 2009Iron, steel and coal The Wandering Allenders Pit Brow Lasses Fatality at Scotswood A Dirty Secret? William Braidford 1842-1918 Elswick Lead Works The Rise of Barrow in Furness The 1911 Census Skeleton by marriage? Found in 1911 Who Do You Think You Are? Live...