Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past

This is quite a photograph in the context of my family history research. It is also notable this week in that the central characters, my parents, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. In the current covid-19 situation it was not possible to travel north to see them but for them this was another happy milestone inContinue reading “Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past”

FREE BOOK TODAY Ancestry Genealogy Research Tips Part 2

This is part 2 of the method I used in conducting the research for my book on family history – A BULLET FOR LIFE – Now on Amazon

One who did not Return for VE Day World War 2 Alans Story

I recently watched a moving and informative program made by the famous English footballer Gary Lineker about his grandad who served in the medical corps in WW2. He was in the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy on Sept 9/10 1943. He was a caring and brave man who did his very best to help the wounded and dying in that terrible event. My granddad’s brother Alan Atherton was one of the dying. Perhaps Gary Lineker’s grandad was there at the end for Alan. It was a program that shed more light on a story that is much overlooked.
This is Alan’s story:

One who did not Return for VE Day World War 2 Alans Story

I recently watched a moving and informative program made by the famous English footballer Gary Lineker about his grandad who served in the medical corps in WW2. He was in the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy on Sept 9/10 1943. He was a caring and brave man who did his very best to help the wounded and dying in that terrible event. My granddad’s brother Alan Atherton was one of the dying. Perhaps Gary Lineker’s grandad was there at the end for Alan. It was a program that shed more light on a story that is much overlooked.
This is Alan’s story:

Allied Landing at Salerno Italy World War 2 Alans Story

I recently watched a moving and informative program made by the famous English footballer Gary Lineker about his grandad who served in the medical corps in WW2. He was in the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy on Sept 9/10 1943. He was a caring and brave man who did his very best to help the wounded and dying in that terrible event. My granddad’s brother Alan Atherton was one of the dying. Perhaps Gary Lineker’s grandad was there at the end for Alan. It was a program that shed more light on a story that is much overlooked.
This is Alan’s story:

Poignant poem on a Family Grave written prior to emigration to Australia

In the research for writing my Family history book I came across this gravestone in Heversham churchyard, Cumbria, England. It is a relative of my wife who was leaving Cumbria for a new life in Australia back in 1866.

Poignant poem on a Family Grave Prior to emigration to Australia

In the research for writing my Family history book I came across this gravestone in Heversham churchyard, Cumbria, England. It is a relative of my wife who was leaving Cumbria for a new life in Australia back in 1866.

Poignant poem on a Family Grave Prior to emigration to Australia

In the research for writing my Family history book I came across this gravestone in Heversham churchyard, Cumbria, England. It is a relative of my wife who was leaving Cumbria for a new life in Australia back in 1866.

FREE BOOK TODAY – Family History

For TODAY ONLY I am offering my book A BULLET FOR LIFE FREE ON AMAZON KINDLE. It is a great story with a heartwarming ending. This is the first time I have tried a free promotion so I am very interested to see if it reaches more readers. My other books on French Travel areContinue reading “FREE BOOK TODAY – Family History”

Filming Jane Austen Sanditon Brean Down Somerset England

The time period of the Jane Austen stories is the same point in time that my Ancestry family history story begins. It begins with a redcoat in the family and Jane Austen uses many such characters in her novels.
The story goes through the next 200 years and has eventually a very happy ending.

You can read it for FREE today Jan 19th on Amazon – Hope you enjoy and I also provide some tips for use in your research that should be helpful to you.