Friday, 22 April 2011

Researching my ancestors

For some years now I have had a passing interest in family history.

This became a more prominent interest after my stroke, and I was more or less housebound with plenty of time on my hands.

I have in the last year or so expanded my research, so that I have taken the family tree back to 1490, (on one branch of the family) and the mid 1500s on another.

I have contacted some distant relatives ( eg one lady who shares a great – great grandfather with me )  and spent many hours deep in censuses (censi ? ) from the 1841 to 1911 censuses.

I have unearthed some interesting skeletons in the family cupboard, and in time I’ll post some details.

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