Category Archives: Family History

True Story of Life in Wigan at the time of George Orwell’s Study.


ELIZABETH ALKER 1918 – 2012 – AN ORDINARY WOMAN LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES.  During the Great Depression, in the year 1936, in a sub-district of Wigan, Lancashire, Elizabeth, just 18, discovered she was pregnant. She was an unmarried, only child, … Continue reading

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How Difficult is it to Trace Ancestors Whose Surname is SMITH?


RESEARCHING MY SMITH ANCESTORS       When I fist thought about doing some research on my family tree, I thought it would be an almost impossible task because my maiden surname was SMITH, a really common surname. My brother’s … Continue reading

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HITTING BRICK WALLS


HITTING BRICK WALLS IN FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH I spent over 14 years researching the many branches of my family tree and then reached so many brick walls, I decided to give up for a while and write the books I’d … Continue reading

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