Viking in the Family

Viking in the Family

And Other Family Tree Tales

eBook - 2011
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Genealogist Keith Gregson takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of quirky family stories and strange ancestors rooted out by amateur and professional family historians. Each lively entry tells the story behind each discovery and then offers a brief insight into how the researcher found and then followed up their leads, revealing a range of chance encounters and the detective qualities required of a family historian. For example, one researcher discovered that his great-great-grandfather, as a child, was carried across the main street of West Hartlepool on the back of the famous tightrope walker Blondin. The Victorian newspaper report said that one of his nineteenth-century ancestors lost his leg in a Midlands coal-mining accident, and that the amputated leg was buried in the local cemetery - to be joined by the rest of him on his final demise. A Viking in the Family is full of similar unexpected discoveries in the branches of family trees.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]
ISBN: 9780752466965
Branch Call Number: 929.2 Gr
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
Additional Contributors: Gregson, Keith 1948-
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