My Mum and Dad

My Mum and Dad
Charladies Ball abt 1956/57

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Thank You Annoymous

Thank you for the photos, which I received today plus the CD
a couple of them won't open on Photoshop but will open in something else just don't know how to manage to save to computer in a format that will open will ask son Karl when he here.
Plus a lot of the photos stuck together I have manage to unstick the most important ones so am happy about that & i can print off the other ones.
The ones of my Brother Bob I am over the moon about those plus I don't know if I seen the one of my brother Patrick so that nice to see him young i can see the likeness between him & brother John when they were young.
Thank you once again it appreciated & I do wish you would get in contact you can e-mail me via here if you don't have my e-mail addy giving me yours if I don't have it or say for sure who you are I think I may know but not a 100%

Brother Bob (middle) In Training Maida Brarracks Aldershot

Brother Bob in Bahrain 1963

Brother Patrick age abt 7

Monday, 26 July 2010

Thank You for Futher Info

I like to thank the person who has left info, one correcting me that I had put left originally instead of right that was a mistake on my left & right not on the people which has now been corrected.
Also for pointing out which one was my Nanny Smith, not sure if my Nanny McCarthy was there I don't have any photos of her.
I think the lady looking over my brother Bob's shoulder is my aunty Dot she was the wife of my uncle John (mum's brother)
I knew I wasn't at the wedding & my brother Patrick was looking after me so he got the raw end of the deal looking after me & as been said Groom's brother Robert who was just over the year & me nearly 18 months.
I don't know if this person who has help with the info has access to more of my family photos if so would love copies.
Also if they wish to change from annoymous I would then be able to reply to them as I would like to be in touch.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

More Family Photos

Here is some more photos I got of my family, the wedding one is of my sister Joyce's wedding it has my brother Bob (Robert) on the 2nd right, brother Ron (Ronald) back right by arch, Bridesmaid in front of bride is my sister Julia & the page boy next to other bridesmaid is my brother John, i can't put names to anymore of the faces from my side I know a few of the grooms side but that it
The next photo is of my brother John the pageboy how cute was he.
3rd photo is of my sister Julia shows what 10 years on from 1st can do lol the 4th is 30 years on from when she was a bridesmaid & the last one was with her late husband Robbie a great guy
Joyce's Wedding Christmas Day 1955

John abt 2-3 possible a little older
Julia abt 1965

Julia in Boston 1987

Julia & her husband Robbie as she put on the back of photo a couple of Beach Bums

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Family Photos

I have been going through some old photos which make me realise that we weren't a family to take photos but these are ones that I want to share
The 1st is when my sister took me for my 11th birthday I had a great day Thanks Julia
2nd photo is my 2 sisters together they have always been close & the last is my sister Joyce don't know when this was taken but would have thought in the 50s possible early 60s
This is when my Sister Julia took me to Whipsnade Zoo for my 11th Birthday as she put on the photo Feeding Time at the Zoo
My 2 sisters Joyce on the wall & Julia standing taken June 1965 (well that what on the back of photo)

My Sister Joyce not sure when this was taken

Friday, 23 July 2010

Why do you do or are Interested in Genealogy

Why & what can we learn from doing our family tree, well if you are an only child, the youngest or don’t have contact with family then how do you know your family history.

By researching your family tree it can also help you, as you know when you go for a medical or something they ask if there any history of certain things well I have found that by researching that there has been certain medical conditions which has been on a death certificate which I don’t think anyone knew.

Also it can help knowing I mean if say one line of the family all died young of heart related deaths you know it would be in your genes, same with other medical conditions as I feel that it is important that all family members know if there is things that run in families.

Also by doing family history you can not only know the people you are descended from but where they came from, one example is that I believed that my grandfather was Irish there was some conflict as to where with my mum & my aunt both saying different places but a uncle said he was born in London after many years researching & getting nowhere I seem to have hit brick walls even his army records had been destroyed in WW2 so while I have some of his army details I didn’t have place or date of birth.

Then a couple of years ago the 1911 census was open up if you had an address (it now available via pay per view or subscription) & I duly paid the costly price of £45 (well had it as a present) & I got the census for my grandparents.

This showed how long they been married, how many children been born alive in the marriage plus how many had died & of course where each of them were born.

While it didn’t give me a full account of where my granddad was born with the info I had from this plus my mum had given me a month & day of his birthday age I could work from the census & I also knew his father’s name I got his birth certificate & from that I could work back a few more generations

This shows the importance of checking things for yourself, plus how all data can be of use not just birth, marriage & death certificates but the census as well (as long as they are on them)

I wonder how many of us if we had the chance to go back in time to talk to one of our relatives who would we choose, while most would say people that we love & miss I would also say I love to meet some of the ones that had long past before I was born to ask them questions, the same with family members who are alive & have lost contact with it is connecting with these family members who have shaped yours or your parent’s lives so they help you to become the person you are today for good, bad or just indifferent, if you have the chance to either find or be in contact with family members how every the relationship is do so as you or they may miss the chance while one is alive & then regret it when someone has passed plus we not learnt how to time travel back to be able to speak to passed relatives be it cousins or closer family members
So why do you do or are interested in Genealogy, apart from learning my own family tree I also love history so that is why I do it.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

New Info

I have done a bit of research & the place that I believe that the Charladies Ball was held was   Beale's    if you click on the name you can read a history of them
If the person who left the Info could contact me as they done it so I can not reply to their message.
If you like read previous post

About the Photo

I Would like to thank the person who has left some Info on the photo of my Mum & Dad.
I was going by what my mum had said before she died, also that I been told that the dress was bought for my mum for her 40th birthday being the youngest I don't remember this photo or the original one which actually has my parents with friends.
My Son some years ago did this for my mum after my dad died,  so it seems that the photo was taken 1956/7 this is the new info I have been given.
Char ladies ball was taken at the venue at Briallies Holloway Road London, it was about 1956/57 when they lived in Derwent House Howard Road London N16 they took two friends with them who use to drink in the Coach and Horse in Mathiase Road London N16.Not in 1951 as they still lived in Ormbsy Court in 1951.
I will correct one thing it not Ormbsy Court but Ormbsy Place this I know is correct as I have checked it as it on my birth certificate.
If this person or anyone else has any photos of my parents or family I would love to have copies, as my mum did have photos but they were lost I am not sure if they were throw out by mistake or someone in the family has them I know I don't
I have none other than this one of my mum in her younger years & only this one & the army one of my dad, of me I have one when i was about a year or so in a pram & then nothing much not sure if the family were all camera shy lol
Thank you again to who ever posted the comment I would like to confirm that the friends were I believe Sadie & not sure of his name possible Bill Any info is very much appreciate as I am trying to find out more on my family not just my parents

Monday, 19 July 2010

Why Get a Death Certificate

Some people wonder why should they get a death certificate for a ancestor especially if they got the quarter & year they died, well here is what I have found by getting them.
First my grandparent on the 1911 census it showed that they had 3 children 2 had died & one was still alive (my mum born in May of that year) so I did a search & found twins & had got the birth certificates & a search also gave me their deaths, which sadly both died after a few hours, the informant was a Alice Dartnell, who it turns out to be my grandmother's sister Alice so now I know her married name & could find her marriage the sad part on all of this was that that within a month or so of my Grandmother's 2 boys dying Alice gave birth & her son also died.
On another certificate which is for Doris Gertrude Barnes nee Gillings she was the 2nd wife of Jessie Frederick Barnes.
She died in 1978 & it gives the informant as son Peter & maiden name as Fisk well first her mother's maiden name was Fiske so why that mistake has happen I did get the GRO to check & it was correct the other thing was Jessie & Doris didn't have any children, but from someone who in contact with the Doris's side of the family has said  that she adopted 3 children, sadly i don't know much more than that as but the death certificate shows that a son was the informant.
I have on other death certificates found out about family members, I do find that this happens more when the spouse of the person has already passed as normally the spouse is the one who registers the death.