Time Detectives uncover Weatherman Simon Parkin’s Grandfather; The Underage War Hero


Simon Parkin Having had some success with Fred Dinenage’s Family Tree, I was asked to see what I could find out for Simon Parkin, the Meridian Weatherman.  There didn’t seem … Continue reading Time Detectives uncover Weatherman Simon Parkin’s Grandfather; The Underage War Hero

The Foreman Family History Part 2


It is most likely that Thomas used his smithing skills on the railways, given that he lived in between The London Chatham & Dover Railworks, and The London and South Western Railworks, with several rail lines clattering alongside the streets he lived in.

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