John Smith? - No Problem!!!!! : A Family History with Some Ideas for Tracing a Common Surname Paperback
My grandfather, Ernest William Smith, Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery, was said to have come from Croydon, married my grandmother in Tiverton, Devon, was gassed during the 1914-18 war and died when my father was aged seven.
That was all that was known of him. Just that - no dates, no service number. Nothing more. Yet my daughter and I managed to find out who he was and to trace his family from county to county, back through the centuries to 1497.
This is the story of that search - a search made possible by a wide range of sources and accomplished with the help of different methods, some of which were, as far as we know, of our own devising.
They are described herein, that others may make use of them.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 223 pages, 10 colour and 18 black and white photos
- Publisher: Arthur H.Stockwell Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/07/2015
- Category: Family history, tracing ancestors
- ISBN: 9780722345108