Category Archives: Cambridgeshire

Smoke and Censuses – a lucky escape for Matilda Johnson

In 1837, a tragedy strikes, leaving infant Matilda Johnson in the care of her elderly grandmother, Avis Wisby. Continue reading

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Fruit picking in Witchford orchards

A reproduced 1961 article on fruit picking at Dan Ward’s farm in Witchford, Cambridgeshire. Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: The Crisp family

Today’s SURNAME SATURDAY themed post takes a look at the CRISP family of Cambridgeshire, and unravels an old family story. Continue reading

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Is there a ghost in my family tree?

It’s not every day that you find a possible relative who was reportedly haunting a street. I turn ghost-hunter, meets ghost-buster, to see whether there’s any truth in the story. Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: The Haylock family

This week’s SURNAME SATURDAY themed post looks at the HAYLOCK family of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. Continue reading

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Happy 101st Birthday, Percy

Today would have been my paternal grandfather’s 101st Birthday. Here’s a little ‘happy birthday’ nod to him, and some photos from his life. Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday – The Harrison family grave

Today’s TOMBSTONE TUESDAY post returns to Little Downham and finds a delightful example of 19th century headstone for the Harrison family. Continue reading

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Expert speakers revealed for 2014 Cambridgeshire Family History Fair

The Cambridgeshire Family History Society has confirmed the guest speakers for this year’s Cambridgeshire Family History Fair. A series of announcements via their Facebook Page, have revealed the following experts will be talking at the Fair on 25th October 2014. Author, … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – The Flower family

Surname Saturday – This week it’s the turn of the FLOWER family of Cambridgeshire – an unusual surname, that took on a harrowing battle at home. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Ely Cathedral

Wordless Wednesday: Today’s photograph shows Ely Cathedral enjoying the sunshine. Continue reading

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