Last week I got my DNA results back from Ancestry.com. I’ve been doing document-based genealogy for 30+ years but I’m unfashionably late to the party with DNA testing. Unlike most of my American friends, whose DNA would be a colourful and exciting melting pot, I was fully expecting mine to be primarily English and quite boring. However,Continue reading “Wot No German DNA?”
Christmas in the workhouse conjures up a miserable scene, but some workhouses did deliver some Christmas cheer.
Alfred Read spent eight years in the new Metropolitan & City Police Orphanage. One day in 1882 they had a royal visit.
The British Library for London is a treasure trove for family historians that’s available to everyone.
Hi! I’m Clare and I love genealogy, social history, and writing. Born in England, I moved to California in 2001 and stayed there for 16 years. I loved life in California but I always missed old buildings and graveyards! Since I returned to the UK in 2017 I’ve been spending as much time as possibleContinue reading “Welcome to my blog!”