In 2009 I wrote a post entitled Genealogy: Taking Steps to Build a Family Tree. At the time I confessed that I had started my family tree and dove right in and added anyone who looked vaguely connected and didn’t bother with sources. How stupid of me! So with over 6,000 people in my tree, … Read moreGetting Past the Road Block in Genealogy
I have a few Irish connections, but not many considering the number of people in my tree. G, on the other hand, has a direct ancestor who was Irish and moved to Scotland; one of his children (or maybe a few of them, I can’t clearly remember offhand) emigrated to Australia. This is a clear … Read moreGenealogy: 1901 & 1911 Irish Census Online
Lilian Joyce Field is my aunt on my father’s side. We knew her as “Joyce”. I’ve never met her and I know very little about her, except she grew up in Barnardos care as did my father. I don’t know if she married or if she has children. But I want to know. Joyce was … Read moreFamily Tree: Lilian Joyce Field
When building a family tree it’s important to chose software that isn’t restricting. I’ve used several family tree programs but most of them always had something missing. Some looked great, but were not user friendly. Others were user friendly, but didn’t give the reports I wanted. Others still had the tag of a family tree … Read moreLegacy Family Tree Software
There hasn’t been much of interest for me to post about lately. Life is moving forward quickly and before I know it the end of the year will be here. In a few weeks, we intend to go away for a couple of days, inland, which I’m looking forward to for various reasons. The books … Read moreOctober 2009: General Update
When sourcing my records, I find I am referring to the English Census records on a regular basis. Due to this I find that referring to a particular census year isn’t really good enough. I want to refer to the actual date of the census, because it can narrow down other date possibilities, for example … Read moreEngland Census Dates
I have over 6,000 names on my tree and that has taken over 20 years worth of research to build, but I still remember when I first started out. Even though I thought I came from the smallest family in existence, I was still dumbfounded as to where to start. And, really, where to start … Read moreBuilding a Family Tree: Where do I start?
One of the new directions this website will be going, is Genealogy. A new tab will be added to the navigation bar at the top of the page, as well as a new category added to the sidebar. I first became interested in my ancestors when my children were born about 20 years ago. Prior … Read moreGenealogy: Taking Steps to Build a Family Tree