When reading Latin and trying to decipher a word, it can be common for the whole word to be abbreviated, either in part or in full. Some abbreviations, such as the letter P is used and can be represented as: The top 2 in the image above, are abbreviated to mean Pre. The 3rd in… Continue reading
1. Choose a testing company Here in the UK there are various testing companies that offer a DNA testing service. Each has its different reporting styles and tools. The 5 main testing companies are: MyHeritageDNA AncestryDNA Living DNA 23andMe FamilyTreeDNA There are of course, pro’s and limitations associated with each testing company. Ancestry and 23andMe… Continue reading
Its now the end of term, so time to review and reflect on my course so far. Where has the time gone? It does seem to have flown by. Perhaps it is a combination of lockdowns and in an attempt to keep busy, I’ve ploughed through 6 Assessments and 12 assignment. I’ve read lots, attended… Continue reading
Today, 10th June, is International Heraldry Day. A perfect opportunity to practice the art of blazoning – the description of the coat of arms. This coat of arms is for the Prince Edward Islands. Arms: Argent on an island Vert, to the sinister an oak tree fructed, to the deter thereof three oak saplings sprouting… Continue reading
The art of heraldry has always been fascinating. I’ve bought books and taken photo’s of shields and coats of arms for many years. But only recently, through my MSc course at the University of Strathclyde, I have been studying the description of the arms, called blazoning. Heraldry with its blazoning, is like learning another language.… Continue reading
Fascinating buildings: Leek, Staffordshire library building including stone tableau and words of wisdom. The Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery, library and wonderful building with links to William Morris. “A good Booke is the pretious life-blood of a master-spirit, im-balm’d and treasur’d up on purpose to a Life beyond life” Milton. Walked past on Sunday 9… Continue reading
The Singing Ringing Tree is a large and unique musical structure, sat high upon a hillside on Crown Point, overlooking Burnley in Lancashire. The structure is in the shape of a misshapen tree, bending into the wind. Its style is a panopticon (designed to look through rather than into), and is powered by the wind… Continue reading
This page will be updated shortly. Currently researching the 1911 census for Clitheroe, it’s residents and occupations.
And so it begins! My one place study for Burnley. So, where is Burnley? And why complete a study for it? Here, I will update the site as my research progresses. Burnley is a former mill town in Lancashire, in the North West of England. It borders with Blackburn in the west, the Forest of… Continue reading
This may explain why a family tree can be so tricky to display all ancestors. I start with what I know, then work backwards and sideways up to the first 4 generations, anything after that is a bonus!
A great resource tool if you are looking for a listed building is the Historic England website, search for the National Heritage List for England and enter a place name. #localhistory #joannegenealogy https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/
Today, 15th September, we commemorate WWII and the Battle of Britain Day. On 15th September 1940, the German defence was given a lethal blow by the RAF. This helped to weaken the opposition and gain control of the skies in southern England. It was the biggest bombardment in the war’s history and a turning point… Continue reading
There are many benefits to mentoring, and to being a mentor or being a mentee. Whilst building a relationship with your mentor, discussions can be around developing your career, identify further training and sharing knowledge. The mentoring experience aims to be a rewarding for both the mentor and the mentee, learning from each other along… Continue reading