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.

Spitalfields Life Blog

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. [...]

A few angels

I posted this on my textile art blog, but thought I would post it here too as it might prove useful to someone looking for their relatives in Newport, Monmouthshire, UK.  If your relative is one of them, post a comment or email me and I’ll send you the full size photo.  If you happen [...]

Using Twitter for Genealogy

I follow a few family history twitterers, and today one of them alerted me to a great post by Shauna Hicks, a genealogist blogging in Australia – Using Twitter for Genealogy. So now I follow several more! I’m glad of the link, because Shauna’s other blog posts are well worth reading so I’ve [...]