Category Archives: Mystery

Alicia’s Story: Part 6 – The Final Round-up

Well, all this mad running around following a research trail has to finish up somewhere. Or at least, one needs to pause and take stock of the information gleaned so far…

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Alicia’s Story: Part 5 – Following The Crumbs

I have followed a trail of a few crumbs but where has it led me? Am I ever going to find the end of the trail? Will I find a pot of genealogical gold or will the trail just peter out … Continue reading

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Alicia’s Story: Part 4 – Digging For Clues

I am well and truly on the hunt, now. I need more information about Charles ELLIS and his family. A lot more information. So, let’s start digging…

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Alicia’s Story: Part 3 – Wobbling On A Family Tree Branch

Now, by this time in the story, I’m really hanging out on a limb. Am I just another one of those researchers who gets obsessed by a theory to the exclusion of all else? Determined to make the facts fit? … Continue reading

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Alicia’s Story: Part 2 – A Wild Theory Is Born

When we left off our story in Part 1, our valiant family researcher (i.e. me) was diligently looking for, and failing to find, Alicia Eleanora ELLIOTT. That is, until their attention was caught by a certain mysterious baptism entry in the parish records. And … Continue reading

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Alicia’s Story: Part 1 – The Mysterious Alicia

How many brick walls do you have in your family history research? This one is from my husband’s family. His family is complicated. Interesting, frustrating, fascinating…but complicated.

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What’s In A Name?

I’ve been missing from blog land for some time while I was on a genealogical wild goose chase. I had a crazy theory by the tail and had to chase it as far as I could. I finally ran out … Continue reading

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A Letter Puzzle Solved: Scholefield, Gall and Greenway

Another day, another letter, another mystery. “Dear Aunt Tydfil” this one starts and is signed by “Nancy Greenway”. Who? And so the hunt begins…

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Trove Tuesday: A 100 year old mystery

  In 1916, my grandfather, George Wynn SCHOLEFIELD, was 12 years old. Wynn, as he was known to his family and friends, liked to read the stories and pit his wits against the puzzles printed in the Children’s Corner of the newspaper. … Continue reading

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Those Mystery Photos at the Bottom of the Box…

Like most families, I have lots of “no-name” photos of complete strangers amongst my family photos. And they always seem to be at picnics. Have you noticed that? Or maybe it is just my own family aberration. Anyway, why should you care? … Continue reading

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