Posted in June 2011

Jays

Jays

For the first time ever … we’ve had Jays in the garden. Advertisements

It really was free

It really was free

Just by way of a small update on my post last week “Something free from Sky“, I thought you might be interested to know … the replacement box WAS actually free. In fact they replaced the dish as well, even though it’s only been up since we moved here 3 years ago. Nice deal Sky … Continue reading

Broadband problems

Broadband problems

I’ve been having some problems with my broadband connection the past week or so.  I’ve replaced the router and everything seemed fine for a couple of days, but it’s started dropping off again. Not sure what the problem is having disconnected every phone in the house, including the connections to the Sky boxes. Nothing seems … Continue reading

Something free from Sky?

Yeah, I thought it was a bit too good to be true. It appears that those good people at Sky are so keen to reward me for being with them for so long, that they’ve decided they want to give me a brand new replacement HD box.  For free. Yep, you read it correctly – … Continue reading

Family tree research part 5

Family tree research part 5

World War II records Anyone who has researched the World War I records could well be disappointed at the comparatively limited availability of equivalent records for World War II. The main reason is that records of Britain’s Armed Forces are still classified documents held by the Ministry of Defence. If a member of your family … Continue reading

Family tree research part 4

Family tree research part 4

Military Records – World War I At the beginning of the war in 1914, the British Army comprised 730,000 troops but millions enlisted out of a deep sense of patriotism so that, by the end of the war in 1918, more than seven million men had seen action. Every detail of those soldiers’ army lives … Continue reading

More issues with Ancestry

A bit of background on this one:  I had cancelled my subscription to Ancestry’s website due to not having enough money to continue with it.  Over the past year or two I have, from time to time, used their Pay-Per-View service to gain access to some U.S. records that were pertinent to my research. With … Continue reading

Toyah’s new film

Toyah’s new film

Toyah is starring in a new film “The Power of Three”.   There is a special sneak preview this Thursday (9 June) from 18:00 at The Electric Cinema in Birmingham. Toyah will be at the screening and there will be a special Q&A session.

Family tree research part 3

In this part I’ll be going over ordering of certificates online. Don’t use Ancestry ordering service I should point out straight away that this hasn’t affected me directly because I’ve never used it, mainly due to the pricing structure. If you use Ancestry.co.uk you may have seen the link to order certificates.  Some of you may … Continue reading

Family tree research part 2

What records should you look at? Well, anything really. There are various sources that hold records of events. Family documents and local newspapers are obvious choices; nowadays a lot of local newspapers around the country are online, which means that if you know a person lived in a certain town miles away from you, it’s … Continue reading