Tracking Your Family’s Every Move!

September 1, 201712:02 amLeave a Comment

Do you ever have those ‘If only I’d known that then’ moments? I do, frequently. I’m one of those people who charge in and attack and then think later – not a very good strategy for anything. This is particularly true with family history research. When I think of the hours of work I did […]

Let’s Talk Family History!

August 25, 20178:23 amLeave a Comment

I’m really enjoying the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? and I’m thrilled that the television series won a British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA) for the Features category. Although it has been nominated a few times, this was the first time it has won and I’m absolutely delighted. The […]

Land of My Fathers!

August 10, 20174:36 pmLeave a Comment

I’m just off to Wales for a short break and possibly a bit of research.  Sadly I’m not blessed with Welsh ancestors but growing up in Wales means that I have developed a real fascination with Welsh ancestry and have enjoyed helping my friends search for their forebears. Many people are a bit daunted by […]

Value for Money!

August 4, 201710:20 amLeave a Comment

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am careful with money. Actually, I’m as tight as a wet knot when it comes to paying out for anything I don’t have to and this includes anything to do with family history. If I think I can get the information cheaper (or free!) somewhere else, that’s where […]

Surrey Museums i-spy Challenge!

August 4, 201710:18 amLeave a Comment

If you are looking for great days out with your family, then why not visit one of Surrey’s fantastic museums or galleries and get involved with hands-on workshops, activities or events. The challenge runs every year from April to September, always with a different trail theme. This year is all about Surrey Super Women, celebrating just some of the many women who have […]

Seeking Surrey Ancestors! New Blog

July 27, 20179:49 amLeave a Comment

Hello, and welcome to the Seeking Surrey Ancestors Family History Blog. My name is Jane Lewis and I am a qualified genealogist working at Surrey History Centre, the county archive and local studies library for Surrey. With thousands of enquiries and visitors every year, we can advise and assist with all aspects of family history […]

Women Get The Vote!

July 27, 20179:38 amLeave a Comment

Surrey Heritage has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £99,300 to explore and celebrate Surrey’s role in the fight for women’s right to vote. You can read all about this exciting new project, ‘The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote‘, on our website. All this got me thinking about […]

Holistic Family History

July 21, 20174:13 pmLeave a Comment

One of the things I think I’m guilty of when I am researching my family history is that I can be a bit too single minded in my research.  Don’t get me wrong, I think that sheer dogged determination and a nose for information like a truffle hound are no bad things for a genealogist […]

Seeking Surrey Ancestors!

July 14, 201711:36 amLeave a Comment

Hello, and welcome to the Seeking Surrey Ancestors Family History Blog. My name is Jane Lewis and I am a qualified genealogist working at Surrey History Centre, the county archive and local studies library for Surrey. With thousands of enquiries and visitors every year, we can advise and assist with all aspects of family history […]

The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the vote!

June 9, 201710:01 amLeave a Comment

Surrey Heritage is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of almost £100,000 for a project to commemorate Surrey’s role in the fight for women’s right to vote! The project, called ‘The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote’ will culminate next year to mark the centenary […]