Tree status as at 14 Jan 2013: Individuals=4066 Families=1091
Latest tree updates:
Blog=27 Jan 2011, GenesReunited=27 Jan 2011
AncestralAtlas=23 Jan 2010, Ancestry=28 Jan 2011

Historic photos meet Streetview

A new website called HistoryPin uses clever features, in partnership with Google, to add historic photos and stories against places and a timeline. This allows you to, say, find photos of your home town in 1910 (if anyone has posted any!). These can then be overlayed on a Google Streetview to compare the location with the modern view.

Give it a try!

Published in: Genealogy | on July 6th, 2010 | No Comments »

Bringing home the Bacon …

Thanks to Roots Television for the suggested Google Scholar search engine (give it a go at, I am finding more sources which reaffirm the link between Sir Robert Baldock and the BACON family.

Now if only I can find a link back to Sir Robert …. I am hoping that I may get some clues from the Norfolk FHS at WDYTYALive show at the end of the month!

Published in: Genealogy | on February 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »

Tree correction to GOLDSACK family … never assume!

Last night I found a great site whilst Googling some family ancestors (try it – you never know what you may find – but be prepared for anything!)

In searching for Sarah Elizabeth GOLDSACK, I located the site of Larry Goldsack at and located Sarah in the (very full) details page. It tended to suggest that Sarah’s mother was Mary Ann SHARPE, not HORN as I had believed.

This is entirely down to me assuming (again!) the wrong information. Searching on FreeBMD had found a few candidates for the family, around close registration districts; I had picked the wrong one! I should be able to easily verify this via Sarah’s birth certificate (which I do not yet have).

I have therefore updated the tree (go here) to reflect the change – I am a lot more confident in it’s reliability than my attempt!

I now have another great source to progress my mother’s side of the family!

Published in: Genealogy, Tree snippets | on April 28th, 2009 | No Comments »