Welcome to Liz’s family history blog!

Hello! My name's Liz Plummer and I have a textile arts blog over at Dreaming Spirals. I have recently got into family history research and so I decided to start a blog about it, talking about my discoveries and journey along the way. Feel free to leave a comment, especially if you are also researching any of the same surnames.

Most of my ancestors lived in Staffordshire and the West Midlands in the UK; a few wandered over from Cheshire and perhaps Shropshire. The main surnames I'm researching are: Docksey, Meredith, Hopkins, Simpson, Cooke, Swetmore, Lunn, Cooper. I'll put a full list further down the sidebar.

I must make it a New Year’s resolution to get this blog underway properly. In the meantime, I recommend that you check out Spitalfields Life blog, especially if you have ancestors from London. It is a brilliant read every day, featuring very poignant portraits of local characters of the Spitalfields area of London.

The writer introduces his blog in the following terms:

Over the coming days, weeks, months and years, I am going to write every single day and tell you about my life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London. How can I ever describe the exuberant richness and multiplicity of culture in this place to you? This is both my task and my delight.

and fulfils it admirably. It is of particular interest to genealogists as some days he talks about crimes committed in the past, bringing the history of the area to life very vividly with anecdotes and old photographs. It is a blog definitely worth following every day. I haven’t got many London ancestors but I lived there for about 6 years in the 1980s and I love it.

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