Author Archives: charnwoodgenealogy

Are you related to the MAPPIN or RIDSDEL families from Essex?

A lovey friend recently sent me this interesting old postcard from Gretna Green to investigate – it shows the marriage details for Hector Graeme MAPPIN from the Parish of St Andrews who married Olive Emily RISDEL from Downham in Essex … Continue reading

Posted in Billericay, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Essex, Gretna Green, LITTLE, MAPPIN, Postcard, RIDSDEL | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Are you related to Francis Edward CARTWRIGHT from Bromley-By-Bow in London?

I have recently been sent this great old football team photograph by a lovely friend who knows how much I enjoy researching old postcards and images, especially if there is a clue on the back like there is with this … Continue reading

Posted in 8 Washington Street, Essex, Guild of One Name Studies, London, Old Photograph, West Ham Essex | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Are you connected to the GOATER, KING or PINK families from the Isle of Wight?

I found a fantastic old wedding photograph, as below, on eBay this week which had lots of fascinating information written on the back, which would hopefully enable me to research it further – therefore how could I resist it!! The … Continue reading

Posted in Freshwater, GOATER, Guild of One Name Studies, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, KING, Old Photograph, Photograph, PINK, Redhill, Wedding photograph | Leave a comment

Continuation: Great Grandmother Edith Rosa SINCLAIR research and links to the BOYS and POULETT families

Back in 2017 I wrote two blog posts about smashing my own ‘Brick Wall’ into my missing Great Grandmother Edith Rosa SINCLAIR and the connections I had finally made into her mother Clara Martha BOYS and her family – however … Continue reading

Posted in 3 Garden Row, BOYS, Chard, Earl, Hinton St George, Lambeth, MELVILLE, NEWMAN, POULETT, SINCLAIR, Somerset | Leave a comment

A random photo find on eBay turned out to have links to a Suffolk World War 1 project

Like my good friend Lynn from https://lynnswaffles.com who blogs about the old photographs that she finds and researches, I have very much missed visiting Postcard Fairs, Flea Markets, Charity Shops etc. during the lock down this year, so I have … Continue reading

Posted in Guild of One Name Studies, Ipswich, Old Photograph, PARKER, Somme, Suffolk, Thiepval, World War 1 | 3 Comments

Are you connected to the GOODGAME, DIXON, LAWRENCE or ABBOTT families from Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire?

Another recent lovely of photograph postcard find was this one below which usefully had names and a date written on the reverse – it shows the marriage of Bert GOODGAME on 13th June 1925. I quickly found the marriage record … Continue reading

Posted in 6 Bearton Road, 65 Kitsbury Road, ABBOTT, Berkhampstead, Buckinghamshire, Collingwood, DIXON, GOODGAME, Great Missenden, Hertfordshire, Hitchin, LAWRENCE, Medals, Old Photograph, One Name Study, One Place Studies, Photograph, Post Office, Powerful, Social History, Tea Company, Tring, Wedding photograph, West Ham Essex, World War 1, World War 2 | 2 Comments

Are you related to Arthur Bruce JAMIESON born in 1878 from Hampstead in London?

A recent old photograph find on eBay was this lovely image of a young boy dressed in tartan taken at the Debenham Photographic Studio at 158 Regent Street in London which had a handwritten name and date on the reverse … Continue reading

Posted in 41 Hampstead Hill Gardens, Canada, Edinburgh, GORDON, Guild of One Name Studies, JAMIESON, Old Photograph, One Place Studies, Photograph, Quebec, Scotland, Stoke Newington | Leave a comment

Do you have a family connection to Elizabeth Mary BRYANT born in 1909 in Bethnal Green in London?

I recently found this very tiny old Carte De Viste photograph that has the name Elizabeth Mary BRYANT and a date of birth 7th May 1909 written on the back – surely I will able to trace and research her … Continue reading

Posted in 52 James Street, Bethnal Green, BROWN, BRYANT, HACKETT, London, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Uncategorized, World War 1 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Are you related to the GUTTERIDGE family from Gravesend in Kent?

A lovely old photograph find a while back had very helpful writing on the back and stated that it was of Edith Mary GUTTERIDGE who was born 2nd April 1869 and that the photograph had been taken in May 1871 … Continue reading

Posted in Bedfordshire, Braintree, Essex, Governess, Gravesend, GUTTERIDGE, Houghton Regis, Kent, Leatherhead, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Photograph, Sevenoaks, Social History, WILLIAMS | Leave a comment

You never think it’s going to happen to you – old family photograph find!!

Well what an amazing start to my Saturday morning!! As you know I blog about old photographs and postcards that I have found and researched hoping to reunite them with a family member if possible and I now also have … Continue reading

Posted in Framlingham, LAST, Old Photograph, Old Photographs, One Name Study, Photograph, Suffolk, Wedding photograph | 7 Comments