Thursday, 26 May 2016

Week 21: Sir William Palin Elderton KBE PhD

Last week I mentioned that Gilbert Palin wrote to Sir William Palin Elderton and discussed family History.  Gilbert also wrote that he wished William would continue with the family research because William “has clerical facilities”.   What did he mean by that and how is this Sir William Palin Elderton related?

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Week 20: To Rescue Records From Oblivion

Family History as a hobby can be quite satisfying.  There is an element of mystery and a great feeling of elation when you find a missing document.  I can appreciate that not everyone is as passionate as I to learn more about the ancestors, however it does seem that in every generation there is at least one family historian.

This blog is about a Palin gentleman that was also interested in the family legacy and even though he died back in 1946, he has helped future generations know more about the family. 

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Week 19: Nantwich's Oldest Tradesman

About two months ago I did an almost 2 hour long video chat with a lovely lady from findmypast in England.  Her objective was to find out what the users think of the site and it resources and what could make it better.  I said that there were so many sites that already offered civil and census records but none of them offered those records and a huge selection of scanned newspapers.  So please, please, expand on the newspapers and especially small town newspapers.

I was absolutely thrilled to find the Nantwich Guardian has just been added.  I am sure to find all kinds of mentions of Palins there, everything from the typical births and deaths to who knows what!

So, I quickly stopped what I was doing and went to do a broad search – no first name just any Palin listed in that newspaper.  The very first one that came up was complete with picture, which is very rare to find.  I have transcribed it here for you.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Week Eighteen: Death of a Salford Prisoner

I have seen countless genealogy shows where the subject clearly states that they hope some sort of scoundrel is found in their family history.  At first I was horrified at the thought and then I came to realize that it does indeed make a family tree a tad more colorful and diverse.