Green Family Picture

The love and lore - and almost addiction, of family genealogical research.

Watch, enjoy, but be careful; it really can be an addictive pursuit.

Listen to this brief telling of the Moon - Green connection.

Grandma and Grandpa Barber - Alice Annie Green (1890 - 1976) and Gordon Barber (1889 - 1967).

Usually, I will be posting all things to do with genealogy in that section of this site.

Manningford Abbots, Wiltshire

UPDATE TO WHAT FOLLOWS. I have found the record of the birth of James Stratton, son of Thomas Stratton, labourer and Sarah Newman - Pewsey Registration District of Wiltshire, Engla

Green Family, North Riding of Yorkshire

There’s Something I Discover Through Observing

Coolattin House, Co Wicklow, Ireland

In the Autumn of 2012, I visited Co Wicklow, Ireland, to the ancestral home and townlands related to my Willoughby family ancestors.

Lambshead – interesting name, that.

dining room lights

I have to admit that I have probably found more genealogical material by luck then by proper research technique, though gradually I'm getting it right.

Ernest Hayes Almas

The picture is of my mother's father, Ernest Hayes Almas (1900-1938).

The study of genealogy of my family roots has shown me the many reasons why various branches came to settle in Canada, some as early as 1787 (before it was 'Canada' - and others on dates such as 18

long vew of St. Mary's, Cratfield, Suffolk

The parish church of St. Mary, Cratfield in the north-east of Suffolk, England. My ancestor William Barber was the parish clerk in the 1830's.

Model Railway Scene

I think of hobbies as wonderful breaks and escapes from some of the more demanding responsibiitie of life. They're like windows in a wide, thick wall, raisins in the cookies, sugar on the oatmeal.

Rake House farm, Glaisdale, Yorkshire

My ancestor Elizabeth Pennock married Thomas Gatenby at Glaisdale in the North Riding of Yorkshire, in 1799. Thomas died a few years later and Elizabeth worked the farm.

Togher House, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

About four kilometres east of Tinahely in the lovely Irish garden county of Wicklow, is a crossroad. At that junction, R747 from Aughrim turns right towards Tinahely.

Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry

County Kerry is beautiful and the Dingle Peninsula stretches outwards the Atlantic with views that are stunning. I stayed near Ballyferriter while on a sabbatical in 2012.

Cratfield, Suffolk, England

The parish church of St. Mary, Cratfield in the north-east of Suffolk, England. My ancestor William Barber was the parish clerk in the 1830's.

Linstead Parva

This wonderful old church is in Suffolk, England.

Bransdale, North Riding of Yorkshire

Taken as sweeping views across Bransdale, NRY.

Stained Glass

Stained glass window

St. Mary’s, Bury St. Edmund, Suffolk, England


Wingfield churchyard, Suffolk

Taken in 2012 at St. Andrew’s, Wingfield, Suffolk, England

View of old guildhall, Fressingfield, Suffolk

The following information about the Barber Family of Fressingfield, Suffolk, England is gathered from The Bohun of Fressingfield Cartulary, Edited by Bridget Welss-Furry in the series Suff

old clock and candles

This clock belonged to my great aunt, Mary Willoughby Potter, who lived with her husband Jim at Freeman’s Corners (now part of Burlington, Ontario) early in the last century.

Laurie Barber

Thought I might comment on my last name - BARBER . . .

old oriental taptestry

So, there are all those cliches about how all the colours – even the ones that initially don’t seem to fit, actually do come together someow, often quite beautifully, in the tapestry of our lives.

Chepenhall Manor House

I like to escape into history and to find through my own genealogical records some length and breadth and perspective for the living of my days.

Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) was a Benedictine mystic whose little cell I have visited in Norwich, Norfolk England.


old sampler

An old sampler created by ancestor Eizabeth (nee Pennock) Leng, of Rake Farm, Glaisdale, in the North Riding of Yorkshire.


house at Limber Hill, NRY

For several generations, my ancestors the Pennock family lived at Limber Hill, between Glaisdale and Egton, North Riding of Yorkshire. These derelict building may date to the 1600’s.

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