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A life in Sheffield

I have spent the last few months buried deep in the coal mining and smelting industries of Yorkshire as I have tracked my mother’s family back through time. I have discovered that my great great grandfather, Daniel Chisholm, was a … Continue reading

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Gold digging

I just got an advert in my emails for a subscription to the British Newspaper archives and would you believe it included this a comment from someone researching the Victorian goldrush and a section of a newspaper article that mentions … Continue reading

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Joseph Chisholm, the builder

My great great grandfather Joseph’s story is one of migration, of taking opportunity as it arose and becoming a builder, not only as a tradesman but also in building a strong family foundation for the Chisholm’s in New Zealand. For … Continue reading

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Writing the family history

I love doing family history (I guess that’s pretty obvious) but sometimes you just want to yell at your ancestors and this post from https://www.reddit.com/r/Genealogy/sort of says it in a nutshell: It seemed to give other genealogist the chance to … Continue reading

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A little more info on Hazel Annie Chisholm

I have come across another newspaper article about Hazel and her husband William Shute. She did seek and order for maintenance for her and their child and despite an attempt to have the order varied or squashed it was upheld. … Continue reading

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Searching for Annie

It has taken some time but finally I have finished my Grandmother’s, Hazel Annie Chisholm, story. Like so many people in my family tree nothing seems to be straight forward and it was definitely the case with her history. If … Continue reading

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My Great Uncle, Frederick Biggs

I have finally been able to find a will that definitely confirms that the Frederick Biggs that I had researched is my great uncle. I have added a partial copy of his will that provides the evidence. In it he … Continue reading

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