Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: The Spencers of Sapcote

Sometimes you make a discovery that makes your heart sing. One such moment for me was finding the Spencer graves in the village churchyard in Sapcote in Leicestershire. Here unexpectedly were four generations of my family, resting side by side, … Continue reading

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Profits of misery

At the end of February, University College London made available an important online database: Legacies of British Slave Ownership. The records of 46,000 compensation claims made by British slave owners, following abolition of slavery in the British colonies in 1833, … Continue reading

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The end of the challenge

So we reach the end of February – and the end of the Family History Writing Challenge. How did that come around so quickly? So what have I achieved? Well my original idea of blogging daily on the alphabetical theme … Continue reading

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