Monthly Archives: March 2013

DIX Family of Dunwich in Suffolk!

Dunwich in Suffolk is famous for being the town that disapperared under the sea – my Great Grandmother Ellen Dix’s family originated from Dunwich and recently in an old book about Dunwich that I bought I found mention of Joseph … Continue reading

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Photograph discovery – never give up!!

I had an amazing breakthrough on my maternal Grandmothers family recently after a contact through the Ancestry website from a descendent of Thomas Humphreys my Great Grandfather’s brother who was able to send me this fascinating photograph, the first we … Continue reading

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Great Grandmother research and unknown links to home town!

I started researching my Great Grandmother Ellen DIX’s Suffolk family and roots and never thought for one minute that she had any links to Southend where I now live, until I discovered that my ancestor Alban Dix was once the … Continue reading

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LAST Surname One Name Study Update!

Just a reminder for anyone interested in the LAST surname and the research of it that I have a Profile page on the Guild of One Name Studies website at http://www.one-name.org/profiles/last.html and there is now a new link to copies … Continue reading

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Date of Mystery Parham Photograph?

I have recently purchased this photograph of a group of Elderly People ouside the Vicarage in Parham Suffolk, but have no idea of the date. Could this photograph have been taken to celebrate the 1902 Coronation of King Edward VII? … Continue reading

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Another amazing GOONS discovery – it’s a small world!

While at the recent ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ Exhibition in London my friend Mandy signed up as a member of the Guild of One Name Studies and registered the surname STRIBLING. She has started researching and has found … Continue reading

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Looking for old pictures of Parham in Suffolk!

As part of my own LAST family research who originated from Parham in Suffolk I am in the process of collecting any old postcards or photographs that I can find of the village through the years to add to my … Continue reading

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More information needed about Highland Light Infantry in WW2!

This photograph shows my relative Smith ‘Sam’ Gilroy (seated right) and I have been told that the badge that he is wearing is almost certainly the Highland Light Infantry (HLI) Badge, which explains the Scottish connection. However it does not … Continue reading

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Are you connected to a RUMFORD?

A recently obtained postcard mystery so if the name RUMFORD means anything to you let me know and I will pass the postcard on to you – many thanks!

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Famous LAST Mum in WW2 History!

Nella Last (née Lord) born 4th October 1889 and died 22nd June 1968 was a housewife who lived in Barrow-in-Furness, England. She wrote a diary for the Mass-Observation Archive from 1939 until 1965 making it one of the most substantial … Continue reading

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