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by chiddicks
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: WW1 Medals Framed
Replies: 0
Views: 51

WW1 Medals Framed

I have finally had my Great-Grandfathers Medals Framed, the finished frame looks amazing and it was well worth taking the time to do it properly, the end results looks wonderful. In memory of John Edwin Barnes, Essex Regiment, who died at Gallipoli, 25th April 1915. https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2...
by chiddicks
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Writing Your Own Story
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Writing Your Own Story

Thanks Andrew, far simpler times and far simpler needs.
by chiddicks
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Writing Your Own Story
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Writing Your Own Story

We spend so much time documenting our Ancestors and going back in time, that recently I decided to document my own life story, apologies it will be boring for some, but its more about documenting things about ourselves before its too late! I asked my children where did I work when I first left schoo...
by chiddicks
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Biggest Ever Breakthrough in 20 years thanks to DNA
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: My Biggest Ever Breakthrough in 20 years thanks to DNA

Thanks Sarah and thanks Anne, I can certainly say that its a very satisfying feeling, especially after 20 years!!
by chiddicks
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Biggest Ever Breakthrough in 20 years thanks to DNA
Replies: 3
Views: 203

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: 362

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: 140

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: 177

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: 239

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: 177

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.