Full Stop

Full Stop

Full Stop Michelle Hunter 18 January 2022 How can a hundred-year-old full stop give you a lump in your throat? How can a tiny, pressed, precise circle of ink say more about a family than the entire household census schedule? When you know the feeling behind it. When...
Bequeathing the Booze

Bequeathing the Booze

Bequeathing the Booze Michelle Hunter 05 August 2020 Earlier this year, when I was just in the middle of transcribing some 17th century wills for my university course, an email popped up saying that the will I’d ordered of my great great grandfather John Taylor was...
When Ancestors Let You Down

When Ancestors Let You Down

When Ancestors Let You Down Michelle Hunter 05 January 2020 It’s always a good idea to revisit research, so while I was preparing for my first blog post about my great-great-grandmother Hannah Best (that’s MY great-great-grandmother, MINE, and that of my cousins, who...
Hannah Best – where it all began…

Hannah Best – where it all began…

Hannah Best -Where it all began Michelle Hunter 06 October 2019 We all have memories of pivotal moments in our lives: a ‘where were you when…?’ memory, a shock of bad news memory, a finding out you got the job/exam results/university place memory, marriage or birthday...