Category Archives: Germany

What’s new on Ancestry? October 2016 edition

We’re already nearing mid-October and those of you who are on Ancestry may have noticed a new array of records that have been uploaded or updated (in italics) on their website. Here’s a glimpse of what you can find among … Continue reading

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My AncestryDNA Adventure

The following entry has been written over a period of several weeks. 25 March 2016 It was one of those lazy mornings when, instead of rushing to get ready for work, as I should, I got glued to the minuscule screen … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are? Nigella Lawson

SPOILER WARNING! One of my favourite Who Do You Think You Are? episodes is the one starring Nigella Lawson (series 3, episode 6), the TV personality and cook book writer who has lately come under huge scrutiny due to her … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are? Marianne Faithfull

SPOILER WARNING! If you had to pick a likely description for Marianne Faithfull‘s background, you would hardly choose an illustrious knight in the Austro-Hungarian army, a Jewish grandmother who took part in the Viennese resistance during WWII or a sexually … Continue reading

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Ships in my family history

Ships are an essential part of any family who was compelled to emigrate before the dawn of the age of aeroplanes. Coming from a seaside town, I have always felt a close affinity with the sea, a deep-rooted feeling of … Continue reading

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Adolf Hitler’s family tree

It is often stated that Adolf Hitler, the man responsible for the death of over 6 million Jews and countless other innocents in the Second World War, had Jewish blood flowing through his veins. The story, is in fact, false, … Continue reading

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