Monthly Archives: November 2013

JFK and a family memoir

I earnestly encourage you all to ask your relatives, whatever their age and relation to you, to tell you about what they remember. It doesn’t matter if they talk about what the war was like, or what it was like … Continue reading

Posted in Gloucestershire, Murder, United States | 2 Comments

Researching Colwall’s WWI heroes

Some months ago, with every single genealogical site and publication talking about the upcoming centenary of the breakout of the First World War, I came up with the idea of researching the life of the men from my grandmother’s home … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Colwall, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Death, England, Genealogy, Herefordshire, Killed In Action, Marriage, War | Leave a comment

Who Do You Think You Are? Marianne Faithfull

SPOILER WARNING! If you had to pick a likely description for Marianne Faithfull‘s background, you would hardly choose an illustrious knight in the Austro-Hungarian army, a Jewish grandmother who took part in the Viennese resistance during WWII or a sexually … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Famous Genealogy, Genealogy, Germany, Jewish Ancestry, Marriage, War, Who Do You Think You Are?, Women | 3 Comments