Tag Archives: Swansea

The Making of An Armourer: Arthur Henry POOLE (1891 & 1901)

Arthur Henry POOLE, my husband’s grandfather, apparently found an agreeable occupation early in life and continued to enjoy it long after his retirement. Agent Q, my husband’s brother in South Africa, fondly recalls Oupa in his workshop. “When WW2 was in … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Death Certificate: Elizabeth POOLE (d. 1856)

In an earlier post about The Cambrian Index and its value in researching the POOLE family in Swansea, I mentioned that a death notice in 1856 for Elizabeth POOLE mistakenly listed her as the “wife of Charles POOLE, tailor, Little Wind Street.” Prior … Continue reading

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The Cambrian Index: Vital Resource for the POOLE Family

The Cambrian Index is the kind of online database that genealogists dream about finding. It contains nearly 400,000 abstracts from the first newspaper in Wales, which started publication in 1804. A single entry in the index may contain the names … Continue reading

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