52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 33.

Week 33 – Service For this week’s blog I make no apologies for moving away from my own family to another centre of research which has...

Lost in translation

After writing about some mysterious spelling changes of surnames for my last 52 Ancestors blog, I went on to think about those who...

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 2

Week 2 – Favourite Find. At pretty much any point on my genealogical journey if you asked me for my “favourite find” to date I would...

Stockport Scouts in World War I (1)

In the lead-up to Remembrance Sunday I intended to write a short series of blogs about Stockport Scouts in World War I, but life – in the...

Warts and all

Along with my husband I first started actively researching my family history in 1992, and whereas my oldest aunt (an unmarried lady born...

Remembrance 2020 (10)

10. James Yarwood of Heaton Mersey I conclude my series of Remembrance blogs with a man who died on the day the guns fell silent, 102...

Remembrance 2020 (9)

A short series of blogs about Stockport men. 9. George Southern Ritchie John Walker Ritchie, a cotton merchant from Aberdeenshire,...

Remembrance 2020 (8)

A short series of blogs about men from Stockport 8. James Bevan of Heaton Mersey At this time of year we principally remember those who...

Remembrance 2020 (7)

A short series of blogs about men from Stockport. 7. Harry George Wood of Heaton Moor Nephi Howard Wood, a hatter, was born in Hyde in...

Remembrance 2020 (6)

A short series of blogs about Stockport men. 6. Two men on the Royal Edward: Harry Turner and Norman Royle of Heaton Chapel James...

Remembrance 2020 (5)

A short series of blogs about Stockport men 5. Maurice Robert Holliday of Reddish Maurice Robert Holliday was born in Clapham in 1892,...

Remembrance 2020 (4)

A short series of blogs about Stockport men for Remembrance Sunday. 4. William Thomas James of Heaton Norris William Thomas James was...

Remembrance 2020 (3)

A short series of blogs about men from Stockport. 3. Herbert Jackson of Heaton Mersey William Jackson was born in Northern Etchells in...

Remembrance 2020 (2)

2. Alan Davenport Adshead Alan Davenport Adshead was born in Stockport on 23 October 1895 and was the only surviving child of William...

Remembrance 2020 (1)

A short series of blogs about men from Stockport. 1. The McMillan brothers John McMillan was born in Salford in 1855 to a Scottish father...

What's in a name?

Part of my MSc thesis involved compiling a database of First World War servicemen from the Stockport suburbs of Heaton Chapel, Heaton...