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Mary Jane’s grave ~ (Not so) Wordless Wednesday

Last week I posted a couple of photos of Brockley Cemetery in Lewisham. This is where my great great grandmother, Mary Jane (Clarke) Freeth/Wright/Carroll, was buried in 1932.  I’d found her entry in the Greenwich Union death register and discovered she had been buried “by friends” in Brockley Cemetery1.  In May 2012 I contacted Lewisham…

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Brockley Cemetery, Lewisham, England ~ Wordless Wednesday

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Wrights of Boxford & Polstead, Suffolk, England: Burials

Around this time last year I was in Bury St Edmunds record office, Suffolk, tracking down my Wright ancestors. An IHGS assignment required me to record register events for a family over a period of at least 50 years in one parish, and then construct family trees from those events. Knowing (from census records) that…

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The tree that almost damaged my family tree ~ Wordless Wednesday

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My Heritage Pie ~ SNGF

Every Saturday night Randy Seaver sends out a Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge at Genea-Musings.  Usually I miss out because of the time difference, but this week I thought I’d just post a day late! Our mission was to list our 16 great great grandparents, along with their birth, marriage and death dates. Then, determine…

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Listening to Lally ~ Sentimental Sunday

Remember the cassette tape recording I had of an interview with my grandfather’s cousin, Lally Coppinger?  I managed to find it in one of the many boxes in our storage unit when we were back in New Zealand in February. The interview took place at her home in Lomita, California in late 1991, when I…

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