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Nicola Waterfall
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Stay at home mum who is researching her family history.
Stay at home mum who is researching her family history.

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Week 8 - Heirloom #52ancestors
Initially when thinking about what to write about for this weeks post, I couldn't think of any heirlooms that had been passed down in the family. I them thought of my grandmother's letters and photographs. When my grandmother Ilse Frankenbusch left her home...
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Week 7 - Valentine #52ancestors
A bit late posting last weeks post, but here goes. The theme last week was Valentine and my blog post relates to my grandparents Sidney Waterfall and Ilse Frankenbusch and how they met. In 1945, as World War 2 was drawing to an end, my grandfather Sidney Wa...
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Week 6 - Favourite Name
#52ancestors Most of the forenames in my family tree are fairly similar, I have generations of John's and Richard's, with some Seymours on the Waterfall side. But I think my favourite forename has to be on my father's maternal line. It is the name of my gra...
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Week 5 - In the Census
A bit belatedly, I signed up to the  # 52ancestors   challenge so I am starting on week 5. Over the years of researching my family history I have gathered a lot of information on the Waterfall side of my family and it has turned into a One Name Study.  So h...
Week 5 - In the Census
Week 5 - In the Census
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During April, Sidney's letter home were concerned mainly with football. The team he was in were playing well, and out of six games played, his team had won four and drawn one and were second in the league, but only one point behind the leaders. The followin...
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Here are a couple of letters that Sidney sent home to his family in March 1943.
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With the start of February, Sidney Waterfall writes home to his family and in this letter, it shows the importance of the Red Cross and how he is spending his free time, when he wasn't working in the camp hospital.
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After finding out that Amy had called off their engagement, the next letter Sidney wrote was too his parents.
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In the middle of January 1943, Sidney sent a post card and letter to his parents and a letter to his fiance Amy. In January 1941, Sidney had obtained a marriage license for Amy and himself, but he never used it. 10th January 1943 Dearest mum & Dad, I have o...
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Sidney's first letter home on the 4th January 1943 was to his parents and he describes how he spent Christmas and hoped that business in the family shop was good over the Christmas period.
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