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.

Walsall 100

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 [...]