Welcome to My Website

Why is family history important and why would you want to spend hours delving into the past? I believe family history tells you something about who you are, as well as where you come from. Your perspective on the world changes when you look back in time. If you find out about your ancestors’ lives, their struggles and their joys, you realise that you are part of something bigger and that life is truly a gift. As the Chinese proverb says, “To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root”.

I started my family history blog, The Door to your Past, in 2020, to tell interesting stories that illustrate what life was like for our ancestors and help you with your own research. Why not subscribe so you don’t miss an article?

You can find all my blog articles here. If you are the editor of a magazine or journal and enjoy my writing, do let me know.

Thank you for visiting my website and happy browsing!

© Judith Batchelor 2021