As promised I have started to add information on my Places page about key locations in my family story. First on the list had to be Amble, Northumberland where I was raised and which is the starting point for tracing my Crackett, Henderson and Turner lines.
After a couple of years of wondering how to produce a table in my blog I have finally realized that the solution is to link up Windows Live Writer to WordPress. If this proves successful then I will be able to improve the readability of several pages. Testing out the table functionality with some statistics about my research database: Continue reading
Wonder if I can add a little content every day in 2011. My first attempt missed Jan 1, by just a few minutes. Have started to experiment with the media library and how to caption photos by uploading a couple of photos from my cemetery visits at Easter. My Monument page under the Research menu tells you about which cemeteries I have visited. Photos posted today are the Turner family plot in Amble East Cemetery and the grave of my uncle Syd Crackett in Amble West Cemetery.
I have used my home page to tell you why I decided to blog about my past and introduce you to my great grandparents’ large family which gave me some interesting leads when I first started my research. I also include some navigational tips.
In the side panel you will find an RSS feed, a link to international genealogy blogs (Geneabloggers), monthly archives and a list of pages.
Top rated posts and most used tags which are shown at the bottom of the page are a bit thin at the moment as I only have two readers, but should become more useful as interst grows.
Why I am blogging about the past
I dipped my toes into genealogy a few years ago with little success. Then a question from my Welsh cousin triggered my interest again earlier this year. Spent my Easter holidays squelching around damp chilly Northumbrian cemteries with my camera and playing with the microfilm readers at Woodhorn Archives. At the end of the week I was totally hooked.
Now find I need an effective method of sharing my finds with the rest of the clan without losing control of my mailbox. Have 6 months of intriguing research to structure and have not seriously blogged before, so bear with me as I try to figure out what to put where for maximum readability.
My main areas of research are the Crackett, Webb, Turner and Henderson families of Amble, Northumberland, but even after 6 months I have a long list of other surnames that appear in my pedigree.