Category Archives: Gradwell

52 Ancestors: #1 Roy William Gradwell

Genealogy blogger Amy Johnson Crow has issued a challenge to blog about one ancestor every week, a great idea that should get us thinking about some of the individuals in our trees and sharing details that help bring their stories to life. … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s Story, Part 3

This is the final part of my story about my great grandmother, Charlotte Browne Gradwell Marshall. The story begins here and continues here. A few months after her older boys were placed there in 1905, Charlotte asked Father Hudson’s to take little Freddy, … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s Story, Part 2

This is the story of Charlotte, my great grandmother, widowed in 1905 in Birmingham, England, with six children under age 10. See Part 1 of this story. Within 2 months of her husband’s death, Charlotte was desperate, desperate enough to ask … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s Story, Part 1

Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you a story. This story begins in Birmingham, England. In the 19th century, factories and shops attracted workers from all over, including Samuel Browne, who moved there from Derbyshire and married a local girl. This story … Continue reading

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Nothing like the real thing

Marian Pierre-Louis writes of the importance of “getting local” with research in her Roots and Rambles blog and I couldn’t agree more. we are fortunate to have great tools to take us beyond the letters, records and even artifacts that … Continue reading

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Time shifting Geneabloggers Radio

For weeks, I’ve been planning to listen in to the GeneaBloggers Radio show, but I kept missing it. Lo and behold, I just discovered that I can listen in later. And lucky me, I caught the St. Patrick’s Day episode, … Continue reading

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Off to RootsTech tomorrow!

I had some great advice from a friend last week about my first trip to Salt Lake City this week. I’ve allowed a couple of extra days just for the Family History Library, but I know that time will pass … Continue reading

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A Trio of 2011 Genealogy Goals

As a relative beginner in genealogy, I have lots of potential research goals. To work effectively, however, I need focused objectives. As in many other disciplines, the New Year is an ideal time to set new targets and fortunately there … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – My great grandfather

My great grandfather looks like a young man with prospects in this picture. Sadly, he died at age 35 in a Warwickshire workhouse, leaving his young widow with six children under the age of 10.

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