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Caroline Cox
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New blog post #Nottingham #ancestry #genealogy #familyhistory @UKBlogRT @EastMidBloggers

I haven’t done a great deal of research into the Jowett side of my family up to yet, other than a basic gathering of names from the Census and a handful of certificates. Browsing in the Nottinghamshire Archives some time ago I came across a memorial…

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A quick heads-up post -don't miss out #Ancestry #genealogy #easterweekend #familyhistory

Have you got anything planned for the Easter weekend? How about taking advantage of Ancestry’s free access weekend and finding your ancestor’s records for free?   From 14-17 April, you’ll be able to search millions of UK, Ireland and Commonwealth records…

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This Blog is Moving
NEW HOME Caroline's Chronicles has a new home with immediate effect; http://carolineschroniclesblog.wordpress.com

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The third certificate I ordered was for the birth of my  great-grandfather William Frederick Freeman. I’d already found him in the cnsus years 1881 to 1911, so I knew from those that he was born around 1878 in Burton-on-Trent. From this new certificate I…

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Motivation Monday - New Freeman Research
I recently received an email from a distant cousin. We'd been in touch briefly a few years ago and he has been continuing his research into the Freeman family. We've never been able to prove our Freeman branches are on the same tree, but it piqued my intere...

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Motivation Monday - Top Ten for 2016-17
I posted this list in January last year, so I thought I'd revisit it to see how I'd got on. 1.      Finish searching the French online records for my Oldham family in Calais.  The Census and Birth/Marriage/Death records are all freely available online. I've...

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Thomas May 1819-1874
My 3x Great Grandfather Thomas May seems to have had an eventful life. Born in Hinckley, Leicestershire in 1819 Thomas was the fourth child of William May & Catherine Townsend. William was working as a tailor in Castle Street at the time of Thomas's birth, ...

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Wordless Wednesday - People
A few more people from Great-Aunt Joy's photo albums. I'd be very grateful for any information on the people in these photos as I am only able to identify a few of them myself. Eric ? East Africa 1943 Frank ? Cairo 1942 George ? 1943 George ? and Frank ? Cy...

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Wordless Wednesday - Places
Places in Great-Aunt Joy's photo albums, dating from around 1938-1943. Castle Mill, Linby, Nottinghamshire c1940 Milton Abbey & Durley Chine, Dorset  1938 Round the Isle of Wight Ryde, Cowes, Southsea c1938 Portland Ships c1938

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Military Monday - Percvial Richardson. Royal Engineers Part V
Part I Part II Part III Part IV Following Armistice in November 1918, Uncle Percy continued with his Unit. I haven't been able to find much detail of this period but they were working in camps at Longpre, Oissy and Dreuil les Amiens. At the end of April 97t...
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