As Cheshire Land Tax assessments form the latest instalment of 100in100, we take look at the family of one of Cheshire’s most famous sons, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ author Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on the 27th January 1832 in the little parsonage of Daresbury in Cheshire. He was the third child and first son of his parents’… [Read more]
“I was just almost numb because after all this time I have been looking for her and here she was right in front of me,” Griffin said about the search for Tabitha, “and I just found everything about her by just typing in those names. It is amazing when you see the marriage, and then all the rest of it, and how it all fits in so easily.”
Tune in to findmypast.com to view episodes from the hit UK television show, Find My Past, now entering its second season. Each episode links living individuals to real historical events found in their family tree. Findmypast.com is the only US site where you can watch this show! Register on findmypast.com for free and watch Find My Past episodes that aired… [Read more]
Born between 1976 and 2001, Generation Y is known for being a uniquely sophisticated and tech savvy age group that has just entered adulthood. As one of the most diverse and constantly evolving communities in American history, ‘Gen Yers’ are quick to evolve, fiercely competitive and often transcend expectation. Many believe that having grown up in a world of email,… [Read more]
A feature of the Passenger Lists, from the 1920s on, is the inclusion of a last known address in the UK next to the passenger’s name.
This is of enormous use and interest for family historians – seeing where an ancestor was living before they emigrated or, indeed, went on holiday. It is also an easy way of being sure that the passenger on board is the person that you were searching for.