Thursday, April 18, 2019


Hide and Seek: Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are

Do you ever feel as though your ancestors are playing hide and seek with you? Do you want to shout: Come out come out...


The Old Bailey Online: A Research Tool

For those interested in Social History, the Old Bailey Online website provides a wealth of research tools. Check out all these awesome tools and resources...

Organisation, Company and Society Histories

As you explore the social history of your ancestors, it is quite likely that you will encounter a company, a business, a society or...



Henry Mayhew

London labour and the London poor

London Labour and the London Poor was written by Henry Mayhew as a series of articles for the Morning Chronicle. The articles were compiled...


Longest Rap Sheet Ever

Timothy O'Hare of Waterford had one of the longest rap sheets ever and was well known to the police. 11 Oct 1870 (after age...

An Irish Family Left Behind?

In my last post, I wrote about a breakthrough in my research surrounding my great-grandmother Jessie and a new Mystery in Montreal I have...

Mystery in Montreal

For years, I had a seven-year gap in my great-grandmother's story. The good news is that I've had several genealogical break-throughs this week. The...
Lost Children

The Lost Children

While writing Black Sheffield, a social history of George and Ann Brown's Sheffield home, I wrote about the high child mortality rate in the nineteenth century...

Genealogy: Past, Present and Future

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will...

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