A window on my family tree
One of the pleasures of revisiting my family history research is taking the time to fill in details I previously skipped over, either because I didn't know enough to do the research competently or the relevant records weren't available online and I couldn't/can't visit the archives in the USA and...
Posted on Jan 16, 2017
Emigration of British Home Children (from the late 1860s right up to 1948, over 100,000 children of all ages were emigrated right across Canada to be used as indentured farm workers and domestics) was and remains controversial; many of the children who were forcibly emigrated, and/or their...
Posted on Dec 18, 2016
When my maternal grandfather Thomas Jones (1905 - unknown) was demobilised from the British Army in early 1946, he was provided with a testimonial that read: "A good worker under supervision. He is honest." (That was the second attempt at a testimonial; first time around, the officer responsible...
Posted on Nov 28, 2016