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Perretts vs Perrotts

IN SEARCH OF THE PERRETTS Yesterday I spent an hour or so reading through George Perrett’s book, “In Search of the Perretts”, in the reading room at The British Library. It’s not like a lending library, but a place where you go and read any of the books in their […]

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

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 […]