1. Jane Weight

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    September 6, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    In this post I ponder what can be gleaned from direct and indirect evidence in my efforts to understand more …
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  2. Following the Blackfords

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    August 8, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    This post contains my musings about the expectations that our ancestors always stay in one spot. Cousin Liz has done …
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  3. Whitecross

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    June 8, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    I’ve returned to my questions about life on Whitecross Street, with a focus on 1851 to 1861 and locating visuals …
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  4. Kansas City, Canada

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    June 1, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    The later letters from Aunt Kate’s cousins were often mundane: thank you for the parcel, it’s been rainy here, etc. …
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  5. Return to Stock Orchard

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    May 29, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    For a number of reasons, my attention was called back to Number 6 Stock Orchard Villas – thanks to all …
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  6. Death on Turk’s Row

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    March 2, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    Thanks to family history research I have visited a number of burial grounds in London – some in person, some …
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  7. Robert Blackford in 1823

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    February 16, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    Recently I start to re-evaluate some conclusions about the children of Robert and Rebecca (Wayt) Blackford of Swindon. Since I’m …
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  8. Falling like dominos?

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    February 15, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    We put all the pieces together and then a new piece of evidence turned up and all our tidy conclusions …
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  9. Blackford Family Ties

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    February 9, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    This is another post that takes a look at distances – in 1710 how likely was it that a modestly …
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  10. The Wayts arrive in London

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    February 9, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    Some events in the life of a family are turning points. The death of Aunt Kate’s ancestor Robert Blackford, father …
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