1. Harriet Blackford – Leaving Swindon

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    July 26, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    There are a multitude of stories just waiting to be researched and told about the Blackford family stretching back in …
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  2. Thomas Hall – Leaving Barby

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    July 20, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    Barby and nearby Kilsby village are closely related. According to the Kilsby website, St Faith in Kilsby and St Mary …
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  3. Young Dorothy

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    July 14, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    Since I’d already begun to research Dorothy Sylvester Hall, who I now know is the namesake of her maternal aunt …
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  4. Harriet – found!

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    July 6, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    Well, I was right and I was wrong about Harriet the wife of cow-keeper Thomas Hall, who I now believe …
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  5. Thomas Hall – Cow Keeper

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    July 5, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    I’m getting back into the swing of posting after a time away.  One of the pleasures of researching family is …
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  6. A letter from cousin Amy

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    July 3, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    It’s time to get back to posting! I chose Amy’s third letter to her cousin Kate to show in full …
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  7. Your affect. Coz Fan

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    December 25, 2013 by auntkatefirmin

    Cousin Fanny Hall was one of Kate’s long-term correspondents. The daughter of Kate’s uncle George Henry Berkeley Firmin, the younger …
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