July 21, 2019

It's Sunday morning and as I enter my 6th week of being off work thanks to an injured foot I look forward to WDYTYA? coming back onto our screens this week. I have spent so much time researching whilst off as resting the foot means sitting down for long periods - thank...

December 30, 2018

Good afternoon folks - It's  the last Sunday of 2018 and what a busy year it has been. Mainly my work at Nestle has taken up a lot of my time but I have managed to start a couple of projects and continue to research Genealogies for several clients.

2019 will be the...

February 10, 2018

I love my home town and seeing it as it is now is such a shame as it used to thrive on Market days. However these days Uttoxeter is practically dying as there is very little to bring folk into the town let alone spend their hard earned money.

My ancestors must be turnin...

January 14, 2018

Welcome to 2018 folks and let's hope it's a good one for us all.

My mission for this year is to add all my Ancestors onto the tree i have on Ancestry. I have so many years research and i think it's about time i gave life to those ancestors that are part of me.

My researc...

December 22, 2017

Once again folks i have designed a calendar which shows Uttoxeter of old. It was such a beautiful and busy market town and i love to look at the old photos and postcards to reminisce. 

I often wonder what my Chatfield ancestors would now think of our home town. My ances...

October 8, 2017

It's a beautiful Sunday morning and i have a few minutes to do a blog. I have so many projects on the go but my full time job tends to get in the way but thankfully i enjoy working at Nestle i just need to organise my spare time better.

I am currently researching the Fo...

July 24, 2017

According to the 1939 register of England and Wales the most common surnames of Uttoxeter at that time were:TAYLOR HARVEY SHAW MELLOR SMITH FOSTER HARRISON HUDSON WARD & CHATFIELD.

My paternal side of Chatfield i have extensive research on and would you believe that the...

March 28, 2017

Finally i have had some time to return to Uttoxeter cemetery and then nipped over to St Mary's churchyard where i must say i was dismayed to see the state of the gravestones! I have taken photos of the stones in the yard of the church but not many are legible now.


February 18, 2017

ST Marys church of Uttoxeter where so many of my ancestors were baptized, married and had their burial service  - i too was married here in 1989! How we walk in our ancestors footsteps! 

February 18, 2017

Well folks i thought it was about time i created a website that showed just what i have done and still do. I have researched many surnames but these are names connected to my family: 














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