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    My Family History in Numbers

    I am not normally a numbers geek, but once I started analysing my tree data I got hooked on the information that I was discovering and it became a little bit obsessive, I learnt lots of new info that I would not have discovered, if I hadn't run the analysis. So if you are a numbers fan or not...
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    Researching a WW1 Soldier

    Like many of you, I have a large number of men who served during WW1, some fortunately survived, but many were among those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country try and never returned home. I have researched their lives over the years and have put together a few tips and ideas for...
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    Thomas Tucker Page (born overseas in Bermuda)

    I would be interested to know exactly what searches they carried out in Bermuda for you
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    Thomas Tucker Page (born overseas in Bermuda)

    Have you managed to find out anything more on the Tucker/Page line in Bermuda?
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    My Biggest ever Genealogy Breakthrough in 20 years thanks to DNA

    Thanks Benny, it’s a slice of luck we all need sometimes!
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    My Biggest ever Genealogy Breakthrough in 20 years thanks to DNA

    This week I made my biggest ever breakthrough on my tree, when I managed to solve a 20 year brickwall, thanks to the powers of DNA. For 20 years I have had one 'missing' great great grandfather. Of my 16 great great grandparents, one has always been listed as 'unknown father', well not...
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    We Are Living a Significant part of History right now

    I wonder how many keep up the exercise post Corona?
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    We Are Living a Significant part of History right now

    I have worked all the way through the crisis, I was amazed for the first 6 weeks how many adults with children happily let their children walk, run and play in the roads! It was like the whole world switched off for a few weeks, they seemed to forget some people were still driving on the roads!
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    My Most Treasure Family History Possession

    Thanks Barbara much appreciated
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    My Most Treasure Family History Possession

    Like many of you, I have collected many possessions, artefacts, medals etc over the years, but one stands out above the rest as my most treasures possession of all.............. I just wanted to share this story with you primarily because it contains my most treasured family history possession...
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    Organising Your Family History Photographs Part 1

    Part 3 is finally here!! Apologies for the delay, but had a few family difficulties to negotiate https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/05/23/organising-your-family-history-photographs-part-3/
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    Organising Your Family History Photographs Part 1

    I have finished the next stage of the re-organisation of my Family History Photo Collection and the next part can be followed here; https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/05/03/organising-your-family-history-photographs-part-2/
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    We Are Living a Significant part of History right now

    I love the way that different people have been inspired to go the extra mile to help others. In times like these we see the absolute best in some people and the worst in others............ here's some more positivity that made me smile...
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    Organising Your Family History Photographs Part 1

    After literally years and years of collecting Family History Photos and really not preserving them, labelling them, or looking after them with the care that they deserved, I have finally decided to re-organise, digitise, scan, catalog, label and store my photo collection. After years and years...
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    We Are Living a Significant part of History right now

    Here are the positive things that I have seen or encountered whilst we are living in these uncertain times. We are living a moment of History that people will still talk about in 50 or 100 years time. I have started to record the smaller details because over time our memory is distorted...
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    The Largest Ever Loss of Life for The London Fire Brigade

    This is one of the saddest and most tragic stories I have written about and what is still today, the Largest ever loss of life for the London Fire Brigade at one incident. This involves my Great Aunt, but it’s also one of the research projects that I am probably most satisfied with...
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    Genealogy Goals for 2020

    Has anybody set themselves any genealogy goals for 2020? I always like to set myself some goals and targets, if nothing else, to try and maintain a little bit of focus. I don't always hit those goals, but I think it's always good to have a list of things that you would like to achieve. I have...
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    Organising Your Family History

    It's taken me a long long time to get myself organised, no system is perfect, believe me! Mine has evolved and been adapted over the years, normally when I have been unable to find something when I needed it most, or I have downloaded or ordered a certificate twice! I have added pictures and...
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    Record/archive offices.

    With explore your archive week almost here, is it time to look at utilising this wonderful resource more before its too late and falls victim to government cut backs "Use it or Lose it" https://chiddicksfamilytree.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/use-it-or-lose-it/
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