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This is my first blog – something I thought I’d never do. I’ve watched my family dip their toes into the sea of blog and swim away, leaving me well, stranded in my blogless world.  Well I’ve taken the plunge and here I am.

My main reason for starting to blog is to record my family history triumphs and tribulations – I’m no expert, I’ve only been researching for 11 years – no time at all in the genealogy world and I seem to amassed a whole range of paper documents, photos, certificates and memories that would keep anyone busy for a lifetime.  I’ve even  had time to do a full-time job, moved twice, run the family home and edit a local family history society’s magazine.  At one time I even started to catalogue births, deaths and marriages from the local newspapers – I think these might become a feature!

I’m lucky, I’m only 40 – a relative spring chicken and caught the ‘bug’ before my grandmother passed away aged 99 and 8 months!  I was privileged to have the chance to share with her memories of a time long past how I wish I’d started 10 years before that!

Some of my lines of research are : Densham, Star, Downham, Dillon, Sutcliffe, Roadhouse, Gill, Allsop, Harrison, Hopkins, Morris(s), Heasman, Jeal, Labbett and Grubb.

Of course I could go for hours and hours but don’t you find its always so boring when someone only wants to talk about their family?  Well sharing is what I hope to do so please come and share.

I have also recently found that my family have a passion for cup cakes, so you never know cup cake disasters could also feature – well, family life is what its all about.

Louise

4 Comments

  1. gpcox replied:

    Very nice to meet you, I’m certain I’ll enjoy your site. My lines are Barrow and Smith, but I keep running into brick walls when I research.

    • familypast replied:

      Good to meet you too, your site is really interesting. Are your Barrow and Smith links in the UK at all? Keep hanging on in there, those walls do come down eventually.

      • gpcox replied:

        The Smith line, I was told, was originally British but from way back. The Barrow line I can get back as far as my great-grandparents – British West Indies.

  2. familypast replied:

    Any Smith line is hard to trace, but at least you know it was a long time ago. The British West Indies sounds like a fun place to research – and what an excuse for a holiday!

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