I am now a week behind myself on my postaday plans. My excuse is that I have been on holiday and it has been too hectic to find time to order my thoughts and write. The upside of the hectic holiday and pause in posting is that I have had a couple of days at Woodhorn Archives and fitted in a couple of cemetery photo shoots so I have a lot to write about as I catch up. During the coming week I will be writing more to make up for the missing period. (This is catch-up post for Sunday 1 April).
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.