Tag Archives: family history

Progress of a sort

This is a post by Pharos co-founder Sherry Irvine. It is with some embarrassment that I confess that so many months have passed since my first article on getting back to my family history – to making a start at … Continue reading

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A Love Match or Simply Good Business?

Like anyone else, I have a lot of puzzles to work on in my family tree. One that had been nagging at me for some time was the precise blood relationship between a Joseph Beachcroft who married a Mary Beachcroft. … Continue reading

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My Family History – What Now?

This post is by Pharos co-founder, Sherry Irvine. We moved three months ago. We have done what many do at some point in retirement, moved to a much smaller home, one that is closer to family. The change precipitated lots … Continue reading

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Time to improve online coverage details

This is cross-posted from Celia Heritage’s blog.  Celia is a Tutor with Pharos, a member of AGRA and runs a family history research and teaching business in Kent.   Celia says: It is my opinion that genealogy websites should provide … Continue reading

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When is DNA not important to family history?

This post is by Wayne Shepheard I have quite an old copy (dated 1984) of the Concise Oxford Dictionary on my bookshelf. I don’t think much has changed over the years since it was published so it remains a reliable … Continue reading

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The next big thing?

The recent announcement that Findmypast and The National Archives http://www.findmypast.co.uk/1939register are making available the National Registration Act 1939 ‘census’ is very exciting.  This Act led to the population of Britain being issued with identity cards as the second World War … Continue reading

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Why genealogists love general elections

This post is by Stuart Raymond, Pharos Tutor and prolific genealogy author As another general election approaches, it is time for genealogists to think about what is in it for them. Answer: a great deal of evidence! The records of … Continue reading

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