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National Family History Month 2014 Geneameme

National Family History Month 2014 Geneameme

Although not in Australia,  after my visit to Australia in February,  I now have a few Australian “mates” who are currently having “National Family History Month”,  a couple of them Jill and Pauline have posted Geneameme posts for the event and it seemed a shame not to join in so here are my responses to the challenge.   What are you doing for NFHM? Well I attended Jill Ball’s hangout event, revamped my Family History website and researched 3 of the people…

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Dead Man’s Pennies

Dead Man’s Pennies

“I once had a sweetheart, but now I have none, Since he went for a solider to carry a gun, What can you buy with dead man’s pennies?” Robb Johnson, from the Gentle Men Song Suite   While looking through the lists of events at our local theatre I saw an advert for a concert called “Gentle Men” which will be on in November, I was intrigued by the concept, as it was a song cycle of Robb Johnson’s Grandfathers’…

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Latin Roman Catholic Records

Latin Roman Catholic Records

Stephen’s Great Grandfather is an elusive soul, so when I decided to check Ancestry for some records in the Liverpool Parish, I was not surprised to have no match for William Albert Taubman. However a search for simply Taubman returned 7 records. JacobusTaubman 26 Jan 1855 11 Nov 1876 St Francis Xavier’s (Francisci Xavarii) EdvardiTaubman, Catharina Clegg Gulielmus AlbertusTaubman 16 Dec 1860 18 Sep 1875 St Francis Xavier’s (Francisci Xavarii) EdwardiTaubman, Annae Clegg JosephusTaubman 13 Sep 1868 18 Sep 1875…

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I am a West Country Girl

I am a West Country Girl

When I stand up to speak at conferences or on training days,  I often open with the fact that my Ancestors come from Dorset in the south west of England.  This is not entirely true,  some come from Wiltshire and some from Devon,  but the vast majority come from the south and west of Dorset,  mostly clustered around Bridport and Dorchester. I always feel I belong to that area, despite having been born and brought up in Somerset when my parents…

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