Pie Eaters shawl
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download now From the dark mines of the North I bring you this versatile rectangular shawl worked from one end to the next with buttons and buttonholes to fasten it down the front, around the back or the neck. The … Read More

Stuck with genealogy
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At the moment I am teaching a course of evening school classes about genealogy on the internet. And it’s tough! Because no matter how many databases I teach them to look through, ultimately, I can’t help them find parts of … Read More

Review “Randbøl – Glimt af et hedesogns historie”
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N. M. Schaiffel-Nielsen Randbøl – Glimt af et hedesogns historie Two books: I (2000) and II (2001), both in Danish In this review I will mainly cover the chapter “Koloniseringen af Randbøl Hede” (The colonisation of Randbøl Moorlands) in book … Read More

The inheritance from America
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I have been promising to write up this story for a while now. You could also call the story “How I got the name, Roued” or “The long-lost cousin from America”. It first came to my attention 10 years ago when my mothers … Read More

Off to see the Lion Locomotive
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Yesterday it was my mother-in-laws birthday and she wanted to go and see the Lion Locomotive at Liverpool Museum. In 1980 the Lion took part in the 150th anniversary celebrations of Liverpool and Manchester Railways at Rainhill where my mother-in-laws … Read More

Down memory-lane in Wigan
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My mother-in-law is turning a round number tomorrow (I won’t mention which one) and I suggested that the three of us (Bess, her and I) took a drive around Ince-in-Makerfield and Wigan. John and his father thought it sounded utterly … Read More

Photos of the Gjerlevsen family
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A collection of photos of my father’s mother’s (farmor) family in Vejrup, Denmark Agnes Gjerlevsen – my Gran Agnes parents Agnethe Jenny Pedersen (sitting to the right) and Gjerlev Christensen Gjerlevsen (standing to the right) with Gjerlev’s sister Karla (left) … Read More

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