23rd October 2013

H is for….

…. Hearth Tax. The hearth tax was introduced by the government of Charles II in 1662. Following the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Parliament calculated […]
22nd October 2013

G is for ….

….grandparents and great-grandparents. Beginning with yourself, you have two parents, four grandparents and 8 great-grandparents…. whether you know who they were or not! Heading back into […]
21st October 2013

F is for….

….Fishing. It is fairly obvious from the title of my first publication that I have a keen interest in the West Country, particularly in Devon…. a […]
20th October 2013

E is for ….

….Education. Two hundred years ago education, which we take for granted today, was a commodity only available to nobility and the rich. Before the twentieth century, […]
19th October 2013

D is for ….

…. a world of discoveries in family and local history! It could have been for dressmaker, DNA, death, descendant, denomination (of the religious kind) or Devon […]
18th October 2013

C is for ….

….copious counties, censuses, clerks, curates, courts, convicts and today’s C, for christenings. The christening (or baptism) of a child was supposed to take place the first Sunday […]
17th October 2013

B is for ….

…. blooming loads of things! Baptisms, births, books, Bible Christians, blogging, brick walls…. but I decided to go for burials for today’s B. There is so […]
16th October 2013

A is for accuracy

Day 1 of The Genealogist’s A-Z  begins naturally with A – the all important, accuracy. Over the last few days, some entertaining inaccuracies in transcriptions on […]
15th October 2013

Another hat….

Any of my blog followers who know me well, will know that I wear a couple of genealogical hats, most of which are not mentioned on […]