Favourite Photo

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Rose Elania Tilbrook COOPER. Family photo (1) I am sure our favourite photos change over time, as we discover new ones or when we discover new information. Rose Elania Tilbrook COOPER my great grandmother was known in the family as big grandma. Where the name Rose came from is lost in... Continue Reading →

Favourite Find

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Birth and Baptism details of Grace Piper The birth and baptism details of Grace Piper were one of my favourite finds in 2021. Written on scraps of paper and hidden within the confines of a birthday book belonging to my grandmother was the details of Grace PIPER's birth and baptism. These... Continue Reading →

Foundations

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks One of the keystones of genealogy and family history is to ensure that we have the foundations in place when doing our research. For many of us this will come over time. When we first start our research we rarely think about what we will do when we have 4 generations... Continue Reading →

The Art of Letter Writing

In the hidden box of treasures were at least 50 postcards. The majority of which were written to Eva Nosworthy. Eva was born Evangeline Jane NOSWORTHY in March 1867. She must have been a prolific leather or postcard writer when we see the number of cards she received and from a wide variety of people.... Continue Reading →

Treasures in Hiding

A task I had set myself was to clean up the book cases in the spare room. I thought the book cases were just full of my old teaching materials and that most would go to the skip. When I started to clear the out I found the suitcase. A quick look showed a treasure... Continue Reading →

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