Monthly Archives: July 2013

Whatever happened to …?

In any family history research it appears to be inevitable to come to the question of ‘Whatever happened to so and so?’   The proverbial brick wall.  I have a number of persons in my tree whom I have a … Continue reading

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Sr Mary David Barker

On the birth certificate of my mother’s aunt, she is named Margaret Bridget Catherine Barker after her three Devereux aunts, however, she was known as Mary Barker; ‘Mary’ was her mother’s name. Mary had one sister, my mother’s mother, and … Continue reading

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Discoveries about Thomas Pye

It seems that when I find new information that, instead answering the initial questions, I am left with a whole new bunch of questions. This Blog has led me to meeting Patsy, who very kindly showed me how to research … Continue reading

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Rabbits

I was thinking about how beneficial rabbits where during the Depression.  They gave an alternate food source and income to a number of people during those harsh years of the 1920s and 1930s. In the book, “A Shamrock beneath the … Continue reading

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More Captain Charles Pye VC

I was just re-reading the Shropshireregimentalmuseum.co.uk article about Captain Charles Pye VC. Their article says that Charles was from a family of railway workers.  This is incorrect as Charles’s father, Thomas, was a brick and tile maker and his brothers … Continue reading

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