Recently I went to the National Archives in Kew and looked up various wills on the microfilms owned by the Family History Center in Exhibition Road, which is based in Kew while their building is being renovated.
One of the branches of my family tree are Fosters from Darlaston in Staffordshire. Darlaston seems to have been [...]
It has been a while since I updated this blog but I suppose that the ancestors aren’t going anywhere so I might as well take my time documenting them!
Since I wrote my first blog post about William Hopkins I think I have discovered what happened to his brother Ephraim. I searched in the Find [...]
Since I visited Walsall Local History Centre a few months ago to try and sort out all my Taylors and Fosters (and subsequently Birds) in Walsall and Darlaston, I have been following Walsall Council’s Twitter feed. A lot of their tweets aren’t really relevant, although they had an interesting 24 hours which they called #Walsall24 [...]
After he read my blog posts about William and Hannah Hopkins, my brother Dave kindly sent me a few photos that I didn’t know existed.
This one is my great grandmother Minnie Hopkins in the doorway of one of the greengrocers’ shops. Dave said it was the Market Street, Fenton shop, but I think it might [...]
… to my new genealogy blog. I decided to use this as a way to connect with other people researching the same ancestors as myself.
I am fairly new to family history but my family tree isn’t. My aunt started researching our family tree back in the 60s or 70s, and my parents and brother have [...]