Sunday, 5 October 2008

Those things we find by accident!

After reading Vicky's Blog at
I decided to add my own comment.
As some of you will know one of my best discoveries was when I checked out a settlement examination at Southampton Archives.
The first page told me very little. When it refered me to another page that was where I struck gold.
I had initially contacted the archives as I was after more information about the parents of Stephen Richard Buckle. They couldn't find any bastardy records but they mentioned the settlement examination.
To cut a long story short the second page revealed that Louisa's parents had married in Jersey but on returning to England and after Louisa was born her father's wife and children turned up.
Her mother later married in Titchfield and the marriage showed her maiden name and lead to my BUCKETT and WAITE research. (see my second post of 2007)

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

The Dash

I just found this after seeing a posting on the Hampshire genealogy rootsweb list.
I hope you find it as thought provoking and enjoyable as I did.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

igoogle and protopage

Moving to my new computer is taking longer than I hoped but I hope to get started on my first project soon.
This year I learnt about igoogle and protopage from listening to genealogy podcasts.
Both can be accessed on other computers and they are great for quickly accessing things that you use everyday.
I have links to podcasts,blogs and news items especially genealogy related items and either page can be set as your homepage with lots of widgets or gadgets available.
If you want to see what protopage looks like go to
and the password is the title of this blog.
I would love feedback on what others put on their igoogle or protopage.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Updating how you store your information

I have recently treated myself to a new computer.
I decided from the outset that I had a lot of information on my old desktop which I no longer needed.
I also have become increasingly aware as to how poorly some of my sources have been documented.
I decide to start from scratch entering everyone from the beginning. This proved to be a slow task and I wanted to speed it up a little.
Family Historian has a great facility to compare gedcom files and then merge them after checking.
I decided to start with a group of people with links to certain sources. Unfortunately even this small group took longer than I thought and I have been left with a larger file which I am gradually trying to ensure contains the correct source citations.
I know I will get ther eventually and the final result will be much better organised.
I just think I will need a great deal of patience.
When I have finished I will let you know how I organised everything.
Bye for now

Thursday, 27 March 2008


I hope to produce at least one dvd this year for family members.
It will include photographs and documents and hopefully some video and an audio commentary.
It will take some time to complete and I intend to start with one part of the family first and if that goes well I will start on another line.

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Happy New Year

Hope you all had a great start to the New Year.
I will continue my review of last year on my next post.
We were in Lincolnshire for the New Year festivities staying with my sister in law in Crowland.
I didn't get chance to do any research and as we came back a day earlier than intended we did not have chance to visit my mother in law's cousin as I had hoped.