For the last 30 odd years, I have been stuck with a brick wall in my ancestry, in the from of my ggg-grandfather, Robert Gumbleton. In the past few days, the newspaper archives people have released a whole batch of new, early nineteenth century newspapers for Kent, in which I have found...
I've only just joined this forum, although I've been doing family history for nearly 40 years. My main obsession is the Gumbleton family, from whom I'm descended. You'd think that an unusual name like that would be simple to research...but it's not!