The Facebook delusion

As mentioned in the last Cutlock & Co article A bunch of artists, I have recently added Facebook to the tool set used in finding relatives. Clearly this is mainly useful for living cousins etc. but the odd ancestral photo and possibly historic info can crop up too.

Facebook is however a weird beast where the etiquette can be far from clear. It is not an ideal medium for making new family contacts. » Continue reading “The Facebook delusion”

A bunch of artists

For a change, an item featuring contemporary relations, as various cousins have been caught in a Facebook trawl over the last month or two. Apart from being a source of family photos, including a few oldies (thanks Brenda), the number with an artistic line of work (or serious hobby) was noticeable. While this may be down to other occupations not leaping out quite so obviously, it seemed worth doing a round up, whether they are on Facebook or not. » Continue reading “A bunch of artists”

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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