Thomas Burgin was an ordinary man whose life took an extraordinary turn. In this blog post I’ll explore the records that reveal his journey from costermonger to possible killer. Thomas’ Beginnings Thomas was the 2nd… Read More »Who was Thomas Burgin? A Costermonger and Killer.
We are about to enter a jam-packed genealogical extravaganza of a year with some huge exhibitions planned for 2019. It feels like more and more people are taking the plunge and diving into their family… Read More »Ask the Genealogy Experts: Interview & 2019 Predictions
he devastating effect of war should not be underestimated. Tracing our family history during WWI is crucial, and will help us to understand the ways in which war effected all our ancestors. I was particularly struck by the losses of one Pither family. I don’t know how or if they are connected to my Pither(s) but I found their story so compelling that I just had to share it.
I’d like to tell you about my 6x Great-Grandmother. A Dorset woman, accused by the local Vicar of being a witch. Was she malevolent or was she a victim of an abusive employer?
How many times have you got half way through a search and then had that niggly feeling that you’ve done this before? How many times have you started a search on
I’m a member of several UK Facebook genealogy groups, and one of the most frequently asked questions I see, is “should I subscribe to Ancestry.co.uk or Find My
There are many reasons why, even the most experienced of genealogists, hits a brick wall in their research. Two primary causes for these stumbling blocks are; lack of data and too much data