Category Archives: Surnames – Other

Paintings from WWI: Clues to V. R. QUESNELL’s Last Days

The July 1st centenary of the First Battle of the Somme in WWI prompted me to re-visit the research I’ve done on my husband’s uncle, Victor Robert QUESNELL, who died in France shortly before the end of the war. My first post in early … Continue reading

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Searching for a Father: Sara Magdalena (1709 – aft. 1750)

There’s nothing like a tempting new genealogy mystery to keep enthusiasm running high! A two-part article published last year in Genesis by the Genealogical Society of South Africa had shown that my husband’s 6x great-grandmother, Sara Magdalena, was “probably not” the … Continue reading

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RAOGK: Edwin Thomas HAIRBOTTLE & Family (1908 & 1930)

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) was a web-based organization of over 4,000 volunteers who agreed to perform at least one free genealogy research task each month in their area. Although the site is no longer active, its spirit imbues most … Continue reading

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