1. Gold Train
Great, descriptive account of how Hungarian Jews were asset-stripped in the most efficient and appalling way and the subsequent flight by the Nazis on a train loaded with gold. As the Nazis flee and the Allies bring victory to Europe, the gold train continues it's journey with claims and counter-claims about it's actual value.
1. Serving up a piece of history.
The last known World War I veteran died on the 7th February, aged an amazing 110. She served as a Mess Steward at RAF bases in Norfolk. She was just 17 years old when she signed up. If not for people like her it would not have been possible to fight effectively. Would have been on the winning side at all?
Haggis - the marmite of history?
Do you love it or hate it? Fun post from Chris Paton and British Genes which I enjoyed.
Be Smart about using your phone for genealogy.
Good tips on how to use your smartphone for ancestry research.
1. Obituaries - why death can be interesting.
Great resource that gives you not only vital information on the deceased but often on their family too.
2. Ancestry.com - 2012 projects.
1. History vs Genealogy.
Great little blog and enjoyed this article. Its something I have debated many times - is history better than genealogy or vice-versa. Personally I think they exist together quite nicely. Researching ancestors reveals history and connects you to events and history would be just a story if you couldn't connect it to people. That makes it real for me.
Hi, and welcome, to my new blog.
I've wanted to do this for a while but did not previously had the time and, if I am honest, was a bit scared.
Originally from London, I lived in West Yorkshire for 14 years and currently live in Kuala Lumpur with my family. Its Chinese New Year right now which is a fantastic experience for anyone. Very colourful, very exicting and very noisy!!