Sunday, 29 November 2009

Family Tree News - 29 November 2009

I have caught up with the backlog of Blitz victim updates for the website. If you are looking for info on Blitz victims in these families: Clarke, Edmond, Edwards, Egginton, Kenney, Logan, Moffitt, Needle, Perrot or Yates families then the data is now available on the Cov Blitz Resource Centre.

This week I spent some time researching a fascinating family descended from a Native American who immigrated to the UK circa the 1860s. The gentleman concerned was converted to Christianity by the US Salvation Army and was a sailor who settled here.

I also found time to update the Dictionary of Old Occupations with another two pages of job definitions beginning with the letter R. These are now available online free of charge.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Family Tree News - 22 November 2009

Family Tree News - 22 November 2009

Website updates have been slower than usual this week due to extra requests for family tree research for Christmas gifts. I have found time to add more details to the Blitz pages regarding the Bedford, Bradley and Dodd families. I still have three more pages of additional notes to type up and publish, I shall endeavour to do so asap.

Family Tree News - 15 November 2009

Yesterday's anniversary of the Coventry Blitz has lead to several people getting in touch to ask for info about their relatives killed in the Blitz. As always I am happy to help with these enquiries. As a result, I have been able to add more information to the Coventry Blitz Resource Centre pages on my site.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Family Tree News 08/11/2009

A big 'thank you' to eagle-eyed author / historian Trevor Harkin who spotted two names on the Unlisted Blitz Victims list which are listed right at the end on the Memorial, out of alphabetical order and under 'unidentifed'. I have updated the web site to match the memorial. Thanks also to Mr Kite for sending me updated information for his family Blitz story.

This week I also added / updated data for an additional 23 victims of the Coventry Blitz, and published these under the Blitz Resource Centre.Mr West sent me a short Blitz story about his grandparents, which has now been added to the site. Thanks to everyone for their contributions. Sitting here on the afternoon of memorial Sunday 2009, updating details about WW2 victims seem particularly poignant, and I do so with respect to honour and remember those who lost their lives during WW2.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Family Tree News 01/11/2009

Found some time this week to add approx 50 more jobs to the dictionary of old occupations. I am maybe a quarter of the way through the job definitions now, if that. Told you it is a big job! Additionally, I have been researching through passenger lists from the 1920s to the 1940s for soldier's families returning from India to England via Southampton. It was interesting to have tracked down the birth certificate for a soldier's daughter born in Bangalore.

My regular research work carries apace on as usual. If you are thinking of ordering a family tree for Christmas, now is the time to get in touch.