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  1. The sad life of my great aunt Bridget McDonough, Mrs Stephen Cochrane

    I wept when I finally pieced together the sad tale of the awful life of poor great-aunt Bridget, whom I'd never heard of until I began my research. This blog entry is my attempt to record all the trials and adversities that one poor and uneducated Northumbrian woman of Irish descent faced during an all too short life. I'm sure there were many other women like Bridget - too many children, too little money and no prospects of a better life.

    My great aunt Bridget was the third child ...
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  2. My First Blog

    My name is Paul Chiddicks and I would like to welcome you to my Family blog and hope that you find this blog both interesting and informative. I am 53 years old and have been researching my tree, on and off, for the last fifteen years. I live in Cheshire with my wife and two grown up children and have been living in leafy Cheshire for around 20 years. Before this, I spent all my earlier years living, working and growing up in Thurrock, in Essex.

    I am currently writing a regular blog ...
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