Personal Research Update: Thursday 29th September 2011

29 Sep

In the couple of weeks since my last update I have done very little family history whatsoever. It is not something I am particularly happy about because I do feel that I have been a bit lazy, but I think in part is also due to having no energy left after a long day at work.

It is not all bad news however, I have done a little bit of work on my great-grandmother Minnie DRIVER and in particular her death certificate. Inspired by my recent South Downs Way walk I was looking for a good reason to return to the Petersfield area of Hampshire and do a bit more exploring.

I will probably write more about Minnie in the coming days, especially if I get to go for the walk, but the bringing together of her death certificate and an Ordnance Survey map has given me a much better understanding of where she and her husband were living and corrected a misconception that I had developed.

It has also raised the question of where she was buried. Was it with her first husband (probably somewhere in East Sussex, maybe High Hurstwood) or where her second husband was buried much later on (Oving in West Sussex) or was it somewhere completely different? Another little challenge to work on…

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2 Responses to “Personal Research Update: Thursday 29th September 2011”

  1. sheila, of Romsey October 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Do you, by any chance, know Kay Gasson ‘of Australia’? I have lost her email address. I want to contact her about my Trenbath research. Many thanks.

  2. John Gasson October 5, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    Hi Sheila. No sorry I don’t have any contact with a Kay Gasson. Good luck finding her.

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