Postcards from the past
Mitchell Family Online?
Absolutely; but certainly not uniquely! Although these pages started out as my family tree project, it soon became very clear that the term 'Family Tree' was never going to just be the story of one family name! My inquisitive nature has caused me to wander into areas of only very distant connections but nevertheless, I hope you find that exploring this site is as interesting as I find researching it's content.
Within these pages, details of 24,526 individual people are recorded, including 3,206 unique surnames making up 5,882 families! To list them all on the homepage would be totally impracticable. To see them all, or to select one to view, click here. Alternatively, if you know the name of the person you are looking for, enter it in the search bar at the top of the page or use the advanced search facility.Large parts of the data on these pages wouldn't exist if it weren't for the generous contributions of others. We are always pleased to hear about connections to our families and always welcome comments, suggestions and of course, corrections. Contributions, including photographs, historical documents and general data will always be credited to the donor. Click here to get in touch.
The Amazing Tozer Familiy's Fire-fighting Dynasty!
5 April 2013:
I've been updating some data on the Tozer family and with a great deal of help from a descendent, Jill Wilkinson, I have added a dynasty of fire-fighters that starts in 1799 and continues to this day! Records and photographs have been added (courtesy of Jill). It all starts with Robert Tozer (1799) but you can see more on Jill's own website, Tozer Firefighting History.
Brother & Sister reunited after 75 years!
12 March 2013:
Around 2 months of quite intense research culminated yesterday in the reunion of a brother and sister who hadn't seen each other for over 75 years! Separated at the age of 2, Rose was adopted and had her name changed by her adopted parents, whilst her brother John was brought up by his grand-parents. They had both tried to find each other, but with changed names and no knowledge if either were still living, it was a huge task. I became aware of this quest and made it my aim to find out what happened. I'm proud to say that after communications from all over the UK and as far away as Australia, I finally tracked down Rose's brother John. Their reunion took place at BBC Television Centre in Southampton on Monday 11 March 2013; a date which will remain firmly embedded in both family's future lives. This clip was broadcast by the BBC across the South of England.
Just a reminder folks:
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Notes & Help
- If you come across a surname within square brackets [..], this usually signifies that this surname is the women's married name and that her maiden, or birth name, is unknown.
- Where a place name includes 'RD' (for example "South East Surrey RD"), this refers to a 'Registration District'. However, unless a specific address is given for a birth, marriage or death, the place name may refer to a Registration District rather than to the actual location. This is more significant in later years as smaller districts and parishes have amalgamated into substantial Registration Districts.
- On a Census record, where no address is noted, the schedule number as entered by the census enumerator is used. For example, the address line "Sch 23, The Village" refers ony to the schedule number allocated at the time of the enumerators entry. It does not in any way suggest a house number or street address and normally only indicates the order by which the census was taken. Occasionally, a steet name will be quoted. For example "Sch 123, High Street". Again, this does NOT signify the house number and may vary between censuses for the same property or building.