Martha Brown Hanging 160 years on

On this date 160 years ago at just a few minutes after 8am Elizabeth Martha Brown was hanged at the entrance to Dorchester Gaol…. I wrote this blog back in 2011, after a book I had just read about Martha Brown, by Nicola Thorne (Rosemary Ellerback) Martha was […]

William Richmond Dickens and Family

I found this lovely Wedding photo recently, and tucked inside was a local Christchurch newspaper clipping about the marriage..What luck !Have found the marriage in the records… 1) William R Dickens to Margaret N E Morgan in December 1955 at Christchurch Priory, a beautiful place to get married….We […]

Edward Symonds and Family

UPDATE. 31 Jan 2020. This beautiful photo is now on its way back to family in New South Wales, Australia. Bridport is a lovely market town not far from us, and about a mile from West Bay in Dorset. They have markets there in the streets on a […]

William Henry EAGLAND and family

This amazing and wonderful old photo we found just after moving to Beaminster, in a fabulous old antique shop down near the coast, it was mostly full of ‘junk’ but I love places like that, lots of dirt and dust, stuff all piled up, such a treasure trove […]

The Chiddicks Family Tree

Every Family has a story to tell..........Welcome to mine

Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal

a journal about my experiences becoming a certified genealogist

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society

The SDFHS helps people, wherever they live, to research their family history and to help add local context and connections to the basic information they may already have found. Website: www.sdfhs.org

Beaminster Museum

Our visitor information site

the rescued photo

discovering the story it tells

historyangels

History Angels' genealogy & history blog

charnwoodgenealogy

News and updates from my Charnwood Genealogy adventures