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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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iwiKiwi is one year old today!

To celebrate being in the blogiverse for one whole year, I thought I’d take a little look back at my first post and my 2011 Genealogy Resolutions: Start a blog   Yep, done that! Blog regularly and contribute comments to other blogs  Hmm… did okay in the first half of the year, but posting slowed down…

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St Mary’s Church, Polstead, Suffolk ~ revisited

Some weeks back I posted a photo I took of St Mary’s church in Polstead, Suffolk.  It’s a beautiful old village church, and when we visited back in August, we could just walk in and take a look around. Inside, I picked up a copy of Polstead Church and Parish1 for a small donation, and…

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Task list ~ Sorting Saturday

Well, we’re over halfway through December already and I haven’t even thought about a task list for the month!   So much for being more organised… Anyway, a quick look at how I did on my November tasks: outstanding emails    –  half done, need to finish the rest before Christmas lecture 3 assignments   –   a miracle…

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Polstead, Suffolk ~ Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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St Mary’s Church, Polstead, Suffolk ~ Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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Ephraim Wright

Mary Jane‘s second husband was my great great grandfather, Ephraim Wright.  He was born on January 8th 1860 in Polstead, Suffolk, England.1 His parents Benjamin Wright and Mary Ann Peggs had married on October 23rd 1858 in Boxford, Suffolk – Benjamin’s home town.2 I haven’t been able to find Ephraim and his parents in the…

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Geneaology Resolutions 2011

Start a blog Blog regularly and contribute comments to other blogs Compile a proper research plan (as opposed to “ooooh, think I might look that up next, or maybe that… ) Get to know the Centre for Kentish Studies Complete some assignments!!!! (Ideally eight lectures this year) Visit the Suffolk record office (and a cemetery…

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