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

Sønderby in Grindsted – a geographical overview
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The Sønderby area south of Grindsted is the area where my Grandfather’s Grandmother Kirsten Marie Øhlenschlæger was born and lived during her childhood. She was born in 1870 as the 4th out of 5 children, but the youngest to survive. I … 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

Undervisning på AOF
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Apologies to my English language readers. This post is going to be in Danish in order to reach as many Danish readers as possible. But let me just tell you first what it is about. I am going to be … 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

Thomas Cunliffe – and the Australian WWI records finder
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This post is about family research (a personal interest of mine) and a cross-dataset search portal I recently stumbled across (a profesional interest of mine). Apologies for mixing the two all up – but it was rather fun, so it … Read More

Bess – a grand name, a grand dame
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Those who know my family know that our daughter is nick-named Bess. Despite this being more of a dog’s name in Denmark we held fast and referred family to the Wiki page for Bess. If it was good enough for … 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

US census access on Ancestry – now up till 1940s
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This weekend (till the 3rd September) Ancestry.com has announced a free access to the US census (which now contains census up till 1940). I have family in my research who went to the US in the 1880s and I have … 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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