Danny Dyer’s Family Tree Part 3: An Age of Steam


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

The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 6: Continued Decline


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

Jamie Foreman’s Family Story; Part 1 Origins in Faversham, Kent


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.

The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 2: Georgian Goldsmith, Jeweller, Dealer, and Chapman


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

Carol McGiffin and Mr Bumble the Workhouse Master


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

Scandinavians Are Descended From Stone Age Immigrants, Ancient DNA Reveals


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