Find My Past Fridays – 22 June 2018

Find My Past Fridays for 22nd June… check out the latest offerings from the FMP crew including: Fife Death Index (Scotland 1549-1877), Obituary Notices for Quebec in Canada, Wiltshire Social & Institutional Records (1123-1968), Wiltshire Parish Baptisms Index (1538-1917), Wiltshire Parish Marriages Index (1538-1933), Wiltshire Parish Burials Index (1538-1991). #familyhistory #findmypast #findmypastfriday All available atContinue reading “Find My Past Fridays – 22 June 2018”

THOMAS GOSTLING – Is he one of mine?

St. Mary’s church, Diss, Norfolk – I spotted the above stone slab on the floor of the church vestibule, lying just inside the doorway. I recognised the surname as one which is I recognised the surname as one which is within our family tree, but I wasn’t sure if the person himself was one ofContinue reading “THOMAS GOSTLING – Is he one of mine?”


FAMILY HISTORY – HUGHSON STREET, LIVERPOOL 8 HUGHSON STREET – LIVERPOOL 8 (click for video) This is a short segment of converted movie film showing some of our family in Hughson Street, Toxteth, Liverpool. As well as seeing a few of the family themselves, there are also glimpses of the area around my gran andContinue reading “FAMILY HISTORY – HUGHSON STREET, LIVERPOOL 8”


The former home of the Titanic and White Star Line, in 1904 when my great-grandfather Peder Englebretson was sailing from Liverpool to the America’s, the building was also the HQ of the Booth Steamship Company under whose flag he sailed. #familyhistory #boothsteamshipco #liverpool


Been able to move things along with great-grampys merchant sea record now that the Liverpool Crew Lists have been put onto Ancestry. Documented a 1904 cargo trip from Liverpool to France, Brazil, Manaos and then back again…at least four more of these (and some) to go. Feeling more closely connected to him than ever before…Continue reading “347/365 – LIVERPOOL RESEARCH”


A little while ago I decided to set down just a few short paragraphs on my writing habits – just in case anyone is interested! So settle down, grab a nice beverage of your own choosing and here goes…. 😉 SETTING TARGETS I find it important to set targets for my writing. Setting targets helpsContinue reading “MY WRITING HABITS – Graham Seaman”


GROWING UP ITALIAN I found this video on Pinterest while I had my first cup of tea in the morning and it reminded me of some of the stories which came from my wife’s family, the D’Annunzio’s, as we started going out together and commenced growing up. The family were descended from first generation Italians;Continue reading “FAMILY HISTORY – GROWING UP ITALIAN”


Cross-checking data from three death certificates. In Jame’s case, we’ll now hopefully be able to obtain his war record when we send this off with the application. But there was a family get-together last night and we mentioned these three people at various times. Agnes, Mary and James are not like the other ancestors weContinue reading “250/365 – NOTHING, CAME THE REPLY”

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