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Put the kettle on, lets sit down and talk about DNA (*for newbies only) 7

I’ve recently started a journey of using DNA to further my family tree research.  I have an extensive paper trail family tree from many years of research, but I was really interested in what science could offer in terms of using a DNA test to find cousins and confirm who […]


Emma’s Story

I was reminded a few weeks ago that it has been 136 years since the sinking of the Princess Alice at Gallions Reach, a stretch of the Thames between Woolwich and Barking Creek, on 03 September 1878 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Princess_Alice_(1865) The SS Princess Alice was a passenger paddle steamer.  She was sunk in a collision on the River Thames with the collier Bywell Castle off Tripcock Point in […]


An old sea dog with a chest full of medals

Robert William LACY is my 3rd Great Grandfather.  He is related on my Mum’s paternal side of the family and, well, he just looks like a big character with a lot of stories to tell! From previous research I know that Robert William Lacy was born 1824 in Devon, UK.  I […]