My type of relation Or: A fine Boddy of a man

Shortly before Christmas, I decided to check through notes I’d left myself a few weeks earlier, indicating that half cousins the Malletts needed further work {1}.

Flora Mallett married Frank Webb 1917 in Norwich. A search on Ancestry’s database came up with three daughters – Muriel,  Margaret and Ileane, all born Norwich. Ileane died young, so nothing further to search for, but Margaret got to marry Wilfred Henry Ward (1946), and Muriel married Jack R Boddy in 1943. » Continue reading My type of relation Or: A fine Boddy of a man

Neals at home – photos

A selection of old photos from family albums. First few photos were taken at 7 Guernsey Road, Norwich.

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A family history year around the globe

It is time once again for a review of the year just gone, and clearly the top highlights are all from overseas.

The Griffiths branch in Wilkes-Barre

By no means the only result from visiting cousin Islwyn in July, but almost certainly the largest impact, was finding enough details on the family of great great grandmother Phoebe Griffiths to trace where they went – 3 sisters to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1 sister to New Zealand. » Continue reading “A family history year around the globe”

Neals in Canada – photos

A selection of old photos from family albums. First ten photos are of Robert (Bob) Neal and family at or near Oak River, Manitoba, Canada.

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A better view of the Canadian Neals

A few old photographs have thrown a whole lot of new light onto the great aunt and uncle who separately left Norwich for the relative wilds of Canada.

Gayle, a second cousin once removed and living in that country, has been looking into her family history for longer than me and has got a collection of photos not just of her ancestors going back to Robert Neal and Mary Earl but also Robert’s sister Alice. » Continue reading “A better view of the Canadian Neals”

Canadian records freely available on Ancestry

Ancestry has made its Canadian Births, Marriages and Deaths records free to search and access until 20th Feb.

Not all of them have images attached i.e. some are just transcriptions (and familysearch.org may have them transcribed in more detail), but I’ve found a few useful ones for the Canadian relations I’ve discovered recently. Maud McTaggart, aunt to Helen May Sharman (the wife of Harry Neal b 1899 Manitoba) marries William Henry Nobes in Toronto at the age of 49, with her name given as Phoebe Maud. » Continue reading “Canadian records freely available on Ancestry”