Top family research for 2010 more luck than judgement

Part two of the Top 3 family history discoveries for 2010.

My favourite moment for last year’s research was when I realised I’d cracked who the mysterious “elderly uncle who used to visit London by getting a lift in the early hours on the vegetable lorries going to Covent Garden”, as mentioned in dad’s notes, was. I had taken a large pinch of salt with the accompanying note of such relations living in Burnt House, Newick – surely far too grand a house for our lot. » Continue reading “Top family research for 2010 more luck than judgement”

Top three for family tree in 2010

The year just gone saw a number of interesting finds and puzzles solved. In terms of filling in frustrating gaps, here’s my top 3 in reverse order.

No. 3 Tracking down the birth certificate of great grandmother Amelia Osborne. While the copy of the real thing didn’t give any great insight into why the family was in Bournemouth, rather than south Somerset or the Welsh valleys, it did pretty much indicate that looking for work was the main driver. » Continue reading “Top three for family tree in 2010”