My Name and me

Whether you love or loathe it, there’s a lot in a name. Centuries of trials and tribulations cumulate in a set of circumstances that gives you YOUR name. It is your name and you should wear it with pride. Take mine, for example, George Mason Hall, what is the...

Tuesday Tips #17

Today’s Tuesday Tips is to always ensure you know Geography of the areas you ancestors lived. This context may explain many actions your ancestors took. For example, if you know where streets and churches are in relation to each other they places your ancestors...

Finding Grandad’s Grave: A Tale of Luck

A year ago today, it was a grey bank holiday Monday morning, I forced my Dad to get up early, and we went to Morley Cemetery. Armed with a photo from Find A Grave, we had one goal in mind: find the grave of our Dad, and Grandad, Richard Hall. The Hall Family at...

Tuesday Tips #11

Today’s Tuesday Tip is to always review your research and records found. It may seem a bit superfluous but it is always helpful and you never know you might break down a brick wall? For example, after viewing a possible burial of my 4th Great Grandmother, Ann...

Another Wartime Tragedy: The Story of G. A. Dale

I think it is a fair statement to say we all have favourite ancestors, whether that be due to the fact they were an unbeatable brick wall for years, had a very fortunate or unfortunate life or you just for some reason connect with them. George Alfred Dale was one of...