Whom I Shall See No More

Soldier scottish

Reginald Palmer (1893-1917) Standing in a Commonwealth War Graves cemetery or at a mass memorial such as Thiepval it can be easy to lose the individuality of each of the soldiers – what they looked like, who they left behind, what their dreams and ambitions had been, and what they might have achieved if they […]

What’s in a name?

name scrabble

It seemed appropriate to start this blog with the story of my own name. Just as my maternal Gran ignited my passion for genealogy, she was also responsible for choosing my name. An avid Scrabble player, she took the initials from family names and arranged them to give: M – Aunt Muriel; E – Great-Granny […]