Jenny Joyce

The Importance of Wills 2

Wills are an incredibly valuable, but often overlooked, source of genealogical information. People often think that their ancestors were not well-off enough to have left a will, and therefore don’t look to see if there was one. But sometimes the poorest people are the most concerned about what will happen to their few possessions, and richer people might have their […]

The Past is a Foreign Country

The 1971 movie, “The Go-Between”, started with the words “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”. Never has this been more true than with family history. I see people on “Who Do You Think You Are” saying that their ancestor must have felt this or that, yet how could they possibly know? While the loss of […]