January 2013 A new year, A new beginning

January 2013  A new year, A new beginning

A happy new year for 2013.

What now. Well two things

I have made good use of the Wiltshire Parish Marriages CDs for all parishes (published jointly by Wiltshire Family History Society and Nimrod Marriage Index) and added to the Peapell family marriages. I have also been steadily capturing more sources where I have had gaps.

I completed the  Family History Course. It was a five week “Introduction to One Name Studies” by Pharos  run on-line in October. It was very useful and I have rethought my approach to the “Peapell” study as a result.

I have now started the  Family History Course. “Medieval Documents” again by Pharos on-line and is run on-line. At the end I be able to gfind more documents to help me explore the Peapell family back before 1550. .

I am also using the National Archive website Interactive tutorial on Palaeography to learn to read old documents. I thought I would complete that in December but its taking longer than I expected as there is more there to do. That was suggested to me from the earlier “Introduction to One Name Studies” course

Sadly my Great Aunt Deannie died on 1 January this year at the age of 106. She provided me with lots of background information from first hand knowledge on both South Marston and John Crook Peapell and his wife Fanny Richards from when she knew them before and during the first world war.  I have to transcribe the video recording I made of her talking and put it on here

Kevin

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