Watch this space

Like a Phoenix this website may be rising again in the course of the year but in a new form so Keep watching!  

Group Disbanded

Jacqui Kirk has retired from leadership of the group and with no-one to take over the group has been disbanded as of December 2016.

Discovering Ilkeston

Originally posted on Derbyshire Record Office:
Yesterday morning I visited Ilkeston Library to deliver a new workshop  introducing people to the various sources available for researching the history a Derbyshire building. It was…

Tuesday’s meeting postponed due to illness

Sorry I have come down with a nasty cough and cold so have postponed the meeting due to be held on  1 March for a couple of weeks.  New date to be advised.… Continue reading

The lead up to 1939 evacuation

In 1939, there were 190,000 children and priority adults within the area of Manchester that would be at risk of air raids upon the outset of World War Two. By April of 1939…

New look Nottingham Archives

Last week I made my first visit to the revamped Nottinghamshire Archives.  Finished last spring with new storage added they took the opportunity to refurbish the public areas. As you can see they… Continue reading

Take me to church

Originally posted on A PARROT'S NEST:
The weather has been glorious as summer drains away and though my camera and I have been busy I’ve been a little under the weather recently and…

Unexpected treasure and a sad family story

A poignant bequest of a needlework picture worked by an ancestor who died of a mysterious illness highlights a family’s sad story.

UK Archives Digitizes World War I Hospital Diaries

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
The UK National Archives has digitized almost 250 World War I hospital diaries and put them online. According t The National Archives web site at…

Armoured Cars WW1 or should it be Sledges?

I was doing some research for my talk about the Royal Naval Air Service for the Leamington History Group in March when I found this picture in the Imperial War Museum’s collections.  You… Continue reading