Tag Archives: Family History

Tracking my family through Brighton in the 1930s

My father (Gordon Dinnis) was eight years old in 1931. He was living with his parents (Joseph and Annie Dinnis) and his brothers and sister in the basement of number four Charlotte Street, Brighton.  The family lived here from 1931 to at … Continue reading

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Motoring and the Family

Looking back at my family photographs I see that at least a couple of them were photographed with cars. I’m not sure if they owned the vehicles, but it’s great to see them anyway. George John Dinnis Junior is my … Continue reading

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September Summary

For you, and also for me I feel the need to list the projects that I have been working on this month. I am easily confused and find a list keeps me focused! Study assignments. I have been very busy … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are?

For anyone in the UK who is interested, I have an article in the September edition of ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ magazine 🙂

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What is a Second Cousin Once Removed?

When meeting a new family member, one who is living or one who died long ago, I always want to put a label on them. I feel a need to know exactly what our relationship is, but it’s one of … Continue reading

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Who am I and Why am I Here?

  Blogging 101 Day One So, here we go, day one! Today’s assignment is ‘Who am I and Why I’m Here’. Now at first reading this was a little alarming, very philosophical and deep, I thought. But it isn’t about … Continue reading

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Family Photographs and the Joy of Sharing

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I’ve been a bit quiet for the past week, but as usual when I go quiet it just means I’ve been very busy!  I recently had a visit from my lovely cousin Sue, who brought over two biscuit tins full … Continue reading

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How I got to where I got to

Sometimes I don’t post here for a while, but this doesn’t mean I’m not doing anything! On the contrary it means that so much is happening I need time to sort it all out in my head before I post anything. I don’t … Continue reading

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Why do you look back?

Family History is big business these days, there are a plethora of magazines, websites, blogs and books on the subject. With the age of the Internet it is now easier than ever to type a name into a search engine … Continue reading

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Pontins – Bluecoats and Autographs part 2

This is a follow- up blog to the one here: https://jackiedinnis.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1057&action=edit I posted this photograph: It is a group photograph of the Pontins Bluecoats. I was very pleased when one of them commented on this blog, leaving a message to … Continue reading

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