The Lisbon Maru As anyone will know who has read these pages recently, I have been helping a Documentary Film Company to research the descendants of the Lisbon Maru, a … Continue reading Rob Roy McGregor, Three Wars, and The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru (Part 1)
Genealogist, writer and presenter. Travelling through time to track down your ancestors.
Sometimes finding individuals who died 150 years ago can be easier than finding those who died recently, or are still alive, but this is exactly what Time Detectives™ are sometimes … Continue reading Finding Missing Family Members
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day My Uncles and my Dad served in the Army in World War 2, I was brought up on stories of their adventures, like my Dad, … Continue reading Liberating Bergen-Belsen
The Black Death In Pandemic Part 2 we saw how the Justinian Plague opened up the former Roman Colony of Britannia to domination by the more plague resilient Sub-Roman “English” … Continue reading Pandemic (Part 3)
In Part 1 of this series we spoke about the first Plague Pandemic for which there is reliable evidence. This took place at the end of the Neolithic/beginning of the … Continue reading Pandemic (Part 2)
An endemic plague was responsible for at least 7 percent of deaths in burials across the Eurasian steppe five thousand years ago.
When researching a Family Story and Family Tree for clients we can sometimes find half forgotten, epic stories, that have borne their ancestors along on the tide of history. This … Continue reading Murder, Mayhem, and Mutiny Scotland
Time Detectives have recently become involved in tracing the relatives of British POWs who died in October 1942 aboard a Japanese Transport ship named the “Lisbon Maru”. The ship … Continue reading War Crime Victims : Time Detectives helps to find the Descendants of the Lisbon Maru
The Royal Air Force in World War Two undoubtedly saved Great Britain from Nazi invasion, and thereby ensured the triumph of Democracy over Totalitarianism for Europe and the rest of … Continue reading 100 years of the Royal Airforce
When tracing Family Stories for clients, very often we turn up examples of civilian suffering from the two world wars, and it is surprising how close so many families came … Continue reading Terror from the Skys in the 20th Century
Having spent a huge number of hours researching peoples’ backgrounds, including those coming in and out of the UK as both immigrants and emigrants, I was surprised by the somewhat … Continue reading Windrush Generation
You never know what you will find when you start a Family Tree, and it’s always nice to find out something unexpected in the recent past, which is what I … Continue reading Farmland, Mining, and pushing the Turks and Red Army out of Persia; One Northern Family