It is the year 1804 – King George III is on the throne, William Pitt the Younger is starting his 2nd attempt as Prime Minister and England is at war with France. Britain is a hive of industry and there is plenty for an eager diarist to write about. Tucked away in the little hamlet of Turners Puddle in Dorset, Rev William Ettrick sits at … Continue reading A Witch in the Family
In Spring 2018 I took my first DNA test, and plunged into the deep end of the world of Genetic Genealogy. Come learn with me…
To all loyal followers who may be wondering where I’ve been hiding..
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