Welcome to my genealogy blog where I will be posting my thoughts and interesting things which I have found during my research.
I have written about more than 120 different ancestors and am working towards trying to determine which parts of my birth DNA and adopted nurture makes me 'me'.
It would be great if you would add a comment even if it's just to say you have been here.
St Pirans Day
Why have Mothers Day ?
When is a bank holiday not a bank holiday ?
Put your clocks forward one hour tonight
Why April Fool ?
Why does the tax year begin when it does ?
Christmas Day :
Would you get married at Christmas
Breaking News : They cancelled Christmas
Why is Christmas Day so close to New Year's Day ?
The Christmas Truce on No Man's Land
REMEMBERING MY LIFE
Who do you think you are ?
The future for the genealogist is DNA
The revolution of the 60's
Remembering TV 1964
In my Life
Lords, my memories 1965 - 1976
Back to the Future 2050
St Albans Lawn Tennis Club :
the early years (1)
the WAG's take over (2)
and so to the end of grass (3)
up to my stepping down (4)
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
Every postcard tells a story
A sad tale of scarlet fever
A visit to an antiques fair
The British Postcard
The Pensioner and the Farm Girl
The Poem and the Spinster
The Town Crier and the Lunatic
A genealogist ahead of her time
Doing her wifely duties
The old lady and her tortoise
Putting our ancestors lives into context
How can you appear on the same census twice ?
The Census (a poem)
CHURCHES & GRAVEYARDS
Monuments & gravestones
I wish to admit I am a coimetrophiliac
St Peter's church & graveyard, St Albans
St Leonard's Church & graveyard, Sandridge
St Helen's Church & graveyard, Wheathamstead
Hatfield Road graveyard, St Albans
St Peter's Church, London Colney
An engineer who changed the world
The tombstone (a poem)
Alban, the first English martyr
The second battle of St Albans
My name is Simon Bird although I was christened, prior to my adoption, as William Musgrove aka Billy. I am interested in genealogy generally and finding stories that would otherwise never be told.