Do you recognise these ladies?

Can you identify the people in this photograph? It has a photographer's studio embossed on it, revealing that it was taken in Dover, Kent, England between 1917 and 1920. It was found in a family house clearance and it may have belonged to Alice West, born 24 Feb 1873 at Dover to William West and... Continue Reading →

Expensive Cherries

East Kent Gazette - Saturday 19 July 1947 Expensive Cherries. — At Chatham on Monday, Albert Victor Moore (27), of 11, Pudding Road, Rainham, Peter Davies (26), of 335, High Street, Rainham, and George Albert Cook (26), 57 Brown Street, Rainham, all pleaded guilty to having stolen seven pounds of cherries, value 10s. 6d., the... Continue Reading →

WikiTree

I have started adding the tree to WikiTree here. And I have used it to move back a few generations on my direct ancestor line. WikiTree is where genealogists collaborate. It aims to grow a singe family tree. Currently it includes 25,580,061 profiles (7,254,885 with DNA test connections) edited by 766,787 genealogists from around the world... Continue Reading →

Martin of Barham

My 2nd great aunt, Isabella Hawkins was born on 23 Mar 1851 in Barham, Kent and married George Martin on 21 Sep 1878 at St Mary, Northgate, Canterbury. They had 9 children, most of whom were born at Barham. My cousin Sally Porter has some photographs and a small photo album that belonged to Isabella... Continue Reading →

Double Funeral at Dover

Dover Express 01 March 1940 Frank George Pickett married Sophia Rosina Bridger, my 2nd cousin 4x removed, on 29 May 1882. They died two days apart in 1940. DOUBLE FUNERAL AT DOVER. The funerals took place on Saturday at Charlton Cemetery of husband and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Pickett, of 9, Tower Hamlets St. Mr. Frank... Continue Reading →

Coachman with a gun

Francis John Mount was the husband of my 5th cousin 2x removed Queenie May Hogben. They had been married at St Martins in Herne, Kent on 7 Sep 1935. Francis showed up twice in the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. Once on 2 Jan 1937 as follows: Two Men, a Car and a Gun When... Continue Reading →

Soldier Drowned Whilst Bathing

A further story involving Charles James Gatehouse, husband of my 3rd cousin 3x removed Elizabeth Mary Champion was reported in the Dover Express of 10 Sep 1915. It must have been exciting living on Shakespeare Cliff. An inquest was held at the Esplanade Hotel on Monday afternoon before the Borough Coroner, Mr. Sydenham Payn, into... Continue Reading →

Using the 1939 Register with Mapstr

While not written for genealogy, Mapstr is a useful tool for that purpose. "Mapstr lets you keep track of all your favourite places around the world, tag them, and find them on your very own map!" See the Mapstr site for more details - it is available for IOS and Android and is free at... Continue Reading →

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