Category Archives: Martin

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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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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The Great Great Rose and The Orphan

The Great Great Aunt – photograph of my great great aunt Rose Ellen Martin, with her niece Mary Goodge – a photo that would have been taken around the time that Mary lost both of her parents in war. Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: The life expectancy of a Martin descendant

I’ve been crunching data again, and following on from my previous infographics, this time it’s the turn of my own surname – Martin. How do the life statistics stack up? There’s a few things evident from this infographic: The average … Continue reading

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Baby Fever!

With the Royal Baby mania sweeping the media, I dusted off my own baby book, and took myself back to a time when things were a little simpler. Continue reading

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Why getting your family tree wrong is the best thing you could do

Why making a mistake in your family tree research is one of the most important things you can do. Continue reading

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The death of a child

William Martin died aged 10 in 1890 when he was entrusted with a horse and cart. The Factory Act (1891) could have protected him and many others from a working childhood. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Ethel May Martin (1895-1999) with her bicycle. Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day – a celebration of motherhood. Continue reading

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Remembrance: Albert Martin

Remembrance of Albert Martin (1899-1918) who died in a hospital in Germany. Continue reading

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