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
Following me Father’s footsteps, I’m following me dear old Dad… Of the nine children born to Edward and Mary Dyer over twenty years between 1812 and 1832 only two were … Continue reading Danny Dyer’s Family Tree Part 3: An Age of Steam
Discharged with his scars and medals, Jimmy Kray came back injured from the horror of the tranches, to a single room filled with children….
After John died Elizabeth continued to bring in money for the family by dressing the hair of horses, a strange occupation by today’s standards, but highly in demand an age … Continue reading The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 6: Continued Decline
It does make you wonder if Herbert ever told stories to his wife Emma that he had been told by his Father and Grandfather of the Thames barges and Smugglers on Faversham Creek, dodging the revenue men.
Unless the Foremans were the only honest shipwrights in the whole of North Kent, it is almost impossible to imagine, that a family of carpenters and shipwrights were not up to their eyes in the business.
Robbie’s maternal Grandfather Jack Farrell was a big influence on his early life, but what is the family story behind the name? Hopefully this article will help explain some of … Continue reading Robbie William’s Farrell Family History
if you were a big enough fish, and had the right lawyer you could walk away on a technicality, if you were a foot soldier you would go to the gallows even if you didn’t pull the trigger.
frederickkrayfamily Click to see tree The first Kray we come across in the direct line is Frederick Kray born around 1773 in the City of London or nearby. Frederick is the … Continue reading The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 2: Georgian Goldsmith, Jeweller, Dealer, and Chapman
Having worked on various lines of Carol McGiffin’s Family Tree (Carol is probably best known for ITV’s award winning “Loose Women” programme) I recently was lucky enough to turn up … Continue reading Carol McGiffin and Mr Bumble the Workhouse Master
“Up Guards and at ’em!” the British Guards sprang up in a perfect line, just 50 yards from the advancing Imperial Guard and unleashed a withering fire that stopped them in their tracks.
Scandinavians Are Descended From Stone Age Immigrants, Ancient DNA Reveals How my Y Chromosome I1a ancestors took over Scandinavia in the Neolithic, see previous blog on Genetic Genealogy Shared via … Continue reading Scandinavians Are Descended From Stone Age Immigrants, Ancient DNA Reveals