In Times Gone By

Hello, I’m Scarlett and I’m here to share the tips, tricks and resources that I have picked up as part of researching my own family history. I believe that understanding your ancestry is so much more than dates and dusty documents. For me it is about bringing our family stories to life and trying to really understand who they were. My blog will help you get started with your own family tree and help you to write your own personal family history.

Recent Blog Posts

Thomas Blagburn – My Approach and Sources

In this post I have captured the approach that I followed and the sources that I used to write my second…
Read More
Thomas Blagburn – My Approach and Sources

Visiting Northumberland Archives

The first Saturday in June 2023 was absolutely glorious. What better way to spend it than by searching out and…
Read More
Visiting Northumberland Archives

Thomas Blagburn 1877 – 1942

Thomas Blagburn was my second great grandfather. I’ve written a post of his life story using the research that I…
Read More
Thomas Blagburn 1877 – 1942

Where are my ancestors buried?

Morbid or a genealogists treasure trove? Seeking out the places where your ancestors are buried will often tell you valuable…
Read More
Where are my ancestors buried?

Totally free genealogy resources

One of the best things about family history as an interest is that it doesn’t have to cost you anything….
Read More
Totally free genealogy resources

Genealogy Subscriptions – Free Trials

If you are a frugal genealogist, like me, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are a huge number of…
Read More
Genealogy Subscriptions – Free Trials

Create Your Family Tree

Welcome to my ultimate step by step guide to creating your family tree. In this blog I will aim to…
Read More
Create Your Family Tree