teasing out the facts

So, after cobbling various long-unremembered memories together, one false lead and a certain amount of detective work, Nanny B’s family turned up on the 1901 census living in Yardley Street in Finsbury, just across Farringdon Road from Exmouth Market. At this point there was George and his wife Frances and their son George living alongside … Read more

aunts are useful

After a visit to the parents last week, I now have both Nanny B and Grandad B’s birth certificates courtesy of Auntie Barbara. His is full and I have sent off for the full of hers. Hopefully now I will finally get the names of both of Nan’s parents. Her father was called George — … Read more

in the beginning

The first steps towards compiling the family history are well in hand. Much of the research so far has been done online but I am aware that this will have to move to a hands-on approach soon. It’s all very exciting. I am especially looking forward to finding out more about mum’s side of the … Read more