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Ino, oh no!

Those of you who follow my blog may recall a previous posting where I had located two additional children of my great-great-grandparents. One was Ino Kate HOLLANDS. The 1911 census hinted that these may have died young, since it indicated only 7 of 9 children had survived till census.

However, researching this weekend , I discovered that Ino had two marriages, also had another middle name (Fanny), and seems to have died in 1942 aged 60. This has been determined via FreeBMD and Ancestry.co.uk. The resource tree I located on Ancestry revealed two other names I did not have  - Ada Ruth (died aged 1) and Edith Agnes (died aged 2).

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Published in: Genealogy | on March 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

Another opening, another show!

Well, I attended the WDYTYALive family history show in London on Friday 26th February. A busy and tiring day, but I managed to visit most of the stalls I had prepared questions for, and received welcome advice, before my first day’s seminar at 12:30am. The remainder I visited dodging between the seminar schedules.


Tony Robinson signing autographs


The actor and historian, and UK face of Ancestry.co.uk, Tony Robinson, presented The Journey of a Record at the Ancestry Academy, and visitors through the day could hear beginner, intermediate and advanced talks, with the main advanced presentation being given by genealogy and history expert Dr. Nick Barratt (personally, I felt a little too much cross-over between content of the latter two that I visited).

Gill Blanchard’s talk on Norfolk ancestors was welcome, since I may have to trace there (as confirmed by a visit to the Norfolk FHS stall).

The talk on the 1910 Valuation Survey (‘Lloyd George’s Domesday’) given by Peter Park was ‘different’ but useful, amongst other things highlighting how the occupier of property is not necessarily the owner, and that occupation could change a lot within a short few years.

All-in-all, another worthwhile visit, and the extra CDs I bought from KFHS have already this weekend yielded tree expansion and clarification around Birchington, Chartham and Challock!

Ancestry Intermediate


Published in: Genealogy | on February 28th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

Ancestry tree updated …

I have finally got around to updating my tree on Ancestry.co.uk ! It took a while to merge in (it has been a while since it worked in Family Tree Maker), but I got there eventually, hopefully without mistakes.

I can now make use of the ‘hint’ feature for my new data – something I find to be one of the best things about FTM. It’s a lot quicker than manually searching on their website!

Still, I will be attending some Ancestry seminars at the Who Do You Think You Are Live! exhibition in London at the end of February, so I hope to be better armed with the skills to make the most of their website.

Exhibition review at a later date ….

Published in: Genealogy | on January 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »