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.

Time travel through Bristol on an Iphone

The Guardian have written an article about a new iphone/ipod touch app and website where you can browse the digital archive of the Bristol area – 100 years of film and photography based on 6 areas of Bristol. Users can also upload their own contemporary photos.

Wish I had some ancestors in Bristol but as [...]