Past Articles

Who Do You Think You Are? – Richard Madeley uncovers his Canadian roots

Posted on 29 September 2011 in General, Record Collections

Following his mother’s well-documented and legendary Canadian lineage led to Richard Madeley uncovering some of the founding figures of America and Canada. Richard’s father Christopher, an Englishman, married Mary Claire during the 1950s, and Richard was born in Romford, Essex. His grandfather Hector emigrated from Scotland to Quebec, Canada, where he worked as a logger. Working the… Read more

Family at war

Posted on 13 November 2010 in General

Remembrance Day provokes a lot of strong memories for my family.  My great-grandfather Alfred fought at the Battle of the Somme in World War I, and died during the 1920s of his gas injuries. And my grandfather Eric belonged to one of the Airfield Construction Units, part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force in Europe… Read more

Votes for Women

Posted on 5 May 2010 in General

As May the 6th approaches I increasingly remember how fortunate I am, that as a woman, I have the right to make my vote count for the party that is elected on Election Day. I feel an enormous sense of respect and gratitude to the women who fought tooth and nail, and even lost their… Read more