An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

As it is time for the 2021 UK census this weekend I will post some Family history stories and I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration to check out your family tree.

An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

As it is time for the 2021 UK census this weekend I will post some Family history stories and I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration to check out your family tree.

An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

As it is time for the 2021 UK census this weekend I will post some Family history stories and I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration to check out your family tree.

An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

As it is time for the 2021 UK census this weekend I will post some Family history stories and I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration to check out your family tree.

Family History – Conducting an Ancestry Search

This week sees the compiling of the 2021 UK Census. I will publish a few of my own stories relating to my search for my ancestors stories over the years. The invaluable information on the census was a key part of what I was able to find. I hope you enjoy the stories and also this posting that will help you with researching a family history.

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

As it is time for the 2021 UK census this weekend I will post some Family history stories and I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration to check out your family tree. This is quite a photograph in the context of my family history research. It is also notable this week in that theContinue reading “Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past”

An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

As it is time for the 2021 UK census this weekend I will post some Family history stories and I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration to check out your family tree.

Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery

John Richard Parker or Johnny Parker to give him his footballing or soccer playing name was my great grandfather. I knew him as a rather dapper gentleman, never appearing without a tie or his walking cane. He had a presence, a man who filled the room even though he was in his late 80’s whenContinue reading “Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery”

Discovering my family in Victorian Preston Lancashire

This photo always intrigued me. It was in a collection that once belonged to my great grandfather John Richard Parker who was from Preston. He was a notable footballer in the 1890’s and had a good career as a mill manager. He was an active participant in local life including the Preston guild. The photosContinue reading “Discovering my family in Victorian Preston Lancashire”

An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

Ancestry and Genealogy are so popular today and this is an inspiring story stretching over 200 years from a military perspective. When a bullet in the Great War actually turned out to be a life saving event and the family survived to tell this remarkable story. It travels from England to Spain and Ireland. WeContinue reading “An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending”