Issue 49

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Adam and Eve 

Directory Enquiries

Given in Remembrance

Part 1. Eve's story

 

Our first story this quarter is about coming up against dead ends in the history of a family. It is a situation which will be familiar to everyone who ever does this kind of research and it can be incredibly difficult to deal with on a personal level - it's not simply that facts have been lost in time, the facts relate to you - indeed, it is personal. My GG Grandmother is almost as elusive today as she was when others first looked for her in 1955 - and several of her descendents have been looking hard for her ever since with not much success. Even now, I can only present a version of what I think might have been her history and hope that one day, more evidence will turn up - I shall continue to search!

If you haven't yet visited Leicester University's wonderful Directory site at

 www.historicaldirectories.org

then you surely will. It has Directory entries for England and Wales from 1750 to 1919 which means you can follow family members as they moved around the country. Be sure to follow Stentifords etc in the Commercial entries - as my own Kelly's 1939 Directory shows, even at that time, only a tiny handful of Stentifords/Stuttafords/Stedifords etc owned their own house and so qualified for a Private entry.

Finally, we hope you enjoy reading about the way Doreen Norton chose to create  links between the present and the past in two villages she is closely connected with.

We shall be back in June with Issue 50.

 

Keep in touch,

Muriel and Richard

 

Link to Office of National Statistics for information on how to obtain copies of Birth, Marriage and Death certificates.

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/registration/default.asp

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Adam and Eve 

Directory Enquiries

Given in Remembrance

Part 1. Eve's story

 

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