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From Island to Island

From Shetland to New Zealand - Part ONE Introduction This series of posts examines the emigration of Robert Scollay, a merchant seaman, from Shetland to New Zealand by way of…
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Family History or Time Travel?

When I was younger, and getting to know people (generally boys or girls I was attracted to and wanted to woo), I would give them a list of 20 questions…
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Article – Getting Kids Into Genealogy

In 2016 I spoke at WDYTYA? Live on how to get kids into genealogy - exploring some tips and tricks and out-of-the-ordinary ways of sparking interest. This talk formed the…
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Welcome to my new site

You may be wondering if you've actually come to the right place. Never fear, this is the website of a genealogist. A genealogist with experience and a qualification, no less.…
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So Who Do We Think We Are? The Future of Genealogy Events in the UK. Part 2

This is a continuation of my post Who Do We Think We Are? I fully expect some feathers to be ruffled by the following but also truly believe that without…
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So, Who Do We Think We Are? The future of genealogy events in the UK.

It's now been a month since Who Do You Think You are? Live was held at the NEC in Birmingham. I attended all three days and got to see and…
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WDYTYA? Live 2017 – How to get kids into genealogy

Well, WDYTYA? Live 2017 is now over and most of us are back home, resting (well, as there's no rest for the wicked, I know this is not the case…
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A Forwards-Looking Genealogist

I have been rather neglectful of my blog, my last entry was around the time I moved from France to England, so I'm going to firmly blame the move for…
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Thoughts Of A Relaxing Postgrad Student

Yesterday I submitted my final assignment for the Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogy, Palaeography and Heraldry with the University of Strathclyde. It's been an interesting 9 months, not without struggle, but…
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MyCanvas Guest Blog – A Beginner’s Guide to Swedish Genealogy

Have Swedish family history and not sure how to get started? I share how to get started in this guest blog post for MyCanvas! Learn common Swedish genealogy words, and…
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