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September 2008Schoolteachers The Governess School Logbooks Doodles Bluestocking Check the other names Pupil of Ongar Academy Ann Banton The death of Thomas Bluett Family reunited I found my grandmother Memorial card Boston If you find one of your relations away at...

Pupil of Ongar Academy

My interest in family history was first awakened many years ago while I was still a teenager, when my grandfather told me that as a child he had lived for some time in Epping with his grandparents. From census returns and BMD records I believe this to have been when...

Ann Banton

I am often asked what started off my interest in family history. It was the photograph shown here, together with an article, which appears to be from a church magazine or almanac, which I found in my late mother’s effects. Since I had never come across this surname...

The death of Thomas Bluett

In the August issue we published the story of Thomas Bluett and his work as a lithographic printer in New Zealand. After he left his wife Mary destitute in Hong Kong, she returned to England in 1845, and Paul wrote about her nightmarish voyage for the April issue....

Family reunited

After my dad died in 2006, my sister and I had to sort out his bungalow. While doing this we found an assortment of old photographs from the 1940s and 1950s, some of which had names and dates on the back. I knew from what my dad had said that some of the family were...

I found my grandmother

I started my family research almost five years ago with a short course of adult education called ‘How to Trace your History on the Net’. I wasn’t really interested in family history, but it was the only course which fitted in with my work pattern at the time. However,...