My grandparents on their wedding day – October 22 1912

My aim in writing this blog, The Door to your Past, is to share my passion for family history. By sharing the stories, I hope to inspire you to give a voice to the characters that inhabit your records and live in your head. How can you keep the memory alive of those that have vanished from collective memory, breathe life into them and get to know them better?

Creating stories is also a great way of spotting holes in your own research, improving your knowledge of the historical period in question and gaining a better understanding of the local and social context in which these people lived. Use the stories to engage people, spark their curiosity and pass on the baton to the next generation.  

From time to time, I will write articles that I call “Musings from my Desk” (from me not my desk!) These are articles about my thoughts and opinions on related subjects that could be relevant to your own research. I hope they give you something to think about. 

Finally, since we all have our brick walls and gaps in our knowledge, I will be writing a range of detailed articles that delve more deeply into genealogical techniques, research and sources.

I look forward to hearing your comments and if you are related or have any connection to the people or places mentioned in this blog do let me know.  


Happy Reading!

© Judith Batchelor 2021