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Postcard Album: To Greet You at Eastertide

8 Apr

However you spend your Easter (I think this Sussex Vicar might be onto something), I wish you all the best at this special time of year.

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Happy Easter 2011

24 Apr

However you choose to celebrate it, I wish you all a Happy Easter!

It’s been a bad week for my family history… so far

21 Apr

Once again I seem to have achieved very little this week when it comes to family history, in fact I don’t really know where the time has gone.

I have done much thinking about family history, but not much real work. That thinking about family history usually pays off in the long run, it usually helps me organise my thoughts and plan the way forward on particular projects.

I know what I need to do next with the NICHOLLS/DRAPPER families from Kent, a little bit more research from home using the IGI and the census to build up a basic framework and then head for an archive or library to check some copies of the original parish registers.

I know that project is going to grind to a halt shortly as I wait for the opportunity to visit that archive or library, so I have lined up my next project, working on Thomas WELLER and his wife (possibly Mary NEWNHAM). This puts me back on home territory (Sussex) again and hopefully I should be able to make some progress on this without too many problems.

The next step for Thomas and Mary WELLER is to prove I have found the correct marriage, I should be able to do this by ordering the birth certificate of one of their children. I would like it to be Mary Ann WELLER my 3x great-grandmother but I am having trouble finding the correct reference, so it might have to be one of her brothers.

The good news is that the long Easter weekend means that I should have opportunity to get on with some family history. Unfortunately I can’t spend all four days on my family history, but should have enough time to get a decent amount done.

Picture Postcard Parade: Easter Greetings

4 Apr

Easter Greetings

However you choose to celebrate Easter, let me take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Easter. I have resisted the temptation of cracking any egg related puns, well almost!

Easter Greetings (1908 style)

12 Apr

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my blog readers and friends a Happy Easter!

a-happy-eastertide

The above image is from a postcard published by Wildt & Kray, London and sent to Master Jack Williams, Bolney, Sussex on the 16th April 1908.

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