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by chiddicks
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Biggest Ever Breakthrough in 20 years thanks to DNA
Replies: 2
Views: 64

My Biggest Ever Breakthrough in 20 years thanks to DNA

This week I made my biggest ever breakthrough on my tree, when I managed to solve a 20 year brickwall, thanks to the powers of DNA. For 20 years I have had one 'missing' great great grandfather. Of my 16 great great grandparents, one has always been listed as 'unknown father', well not anymore!!!!! ...
by chiddicks
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #52Ancestors Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: #52Ancestors Challenge

I just wanted to share this story with you primarily because it contains my most treasured family history possession.

https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/06 ... nded-down/
by chiddicks
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genetic Affairs
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Genetic Affairs

I am very disappointed to see that Ancestry have cut and banned the link to DNA clustering company Genetic Affairs, this was a great tool. On Friday the 20th of May 2020 I obtained a cease and desist letter from ZwillGen, the legal representatives from Ancestry. In short, Ancestry wants me to stop o...
by chiddicks
Sat May 23, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organising Your Family History Photographs
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Organising Your Family History Photographs

Part 3 is finally here!! Apologies for the delay, but had a few family difficulties to negotiate 

https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/05 ... hs-part-3/
by chiddicks
Wed May 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Writing Your Family History Stories
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Writing Your Family History Stories

This story was a particularly sad story to research and write up

https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/05 ... hia-lukes/
by chiddicks
Wed May 06, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organising Your Family History Photographs
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Organising Your Family History Photographs

Thanks Kathy, its taken me literally years to finally get round to doing this! Its a slow process believe me, but I will let you know how I get on.
by chiddicks
Sun May 03, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organising Your Family History Photographs
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Organising Your Family History Photographs

I have finished the next stage of the re-organisation of my Family History Photo Collection and the next part can be followed here;

https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/05 ... hs-part-2/
by chiddicks
Sun May 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organising Your Family History Photographs
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Organising Your Family History Photographs

After literally years and years of collecting Family History Photos and really not preserving them, labelling them, or looking after them with the care that they deserved, I have finally decided to re-organise, digitise, scan, catalog, label and store my photo collection. After years and years of th...
by chiddicks
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to stay positive during self isolation
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: How to stay positive during self isolation

heres part 2 of the positive things I have seen during self isolation, I hope they make you smile and you enjoy them.


https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/04 ... lego-form/
by chiddicks
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #52Ancestors Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: #52Ancestors Challenge

This weeks subject is Wills and I have written about the oldest will I have which belonged to my 5 x great grandfather John Haynes


https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/04 ... es-a-will/