I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…


Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

Still here....

No, I have NOT abandoned my beloved blog…

And, no, I haven’t stopped doing genealogy…..

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I’ve just been so busy helping others with their projects I’ve been neglecting mine. :-(

A couple of years ago, a professional genealogist I greatly admire told me to be careful, because it could happen to me….no time for MY personal research. I scoffed at the idea, but… here it is January 2014 and I haven’t thought about my own work since I can’t remember when (apparently not since August, the date of my last blog post – sigh).

Don’t get me wrong…… I LOVE what I’m doing! People have such interesting ancestors! And provocative brick walls which are the stuff of a genealogist’s dreams :-) Lately, I’ve been particularly engrossed in helping a client with his Mayflower Society membership application. We’ve been at it for a while and are one female ancestor’s parentage away from proving his connection to the Mayflower, and opening up a whole new Mayflower lineage. Exciting…………!!!

Regarding my personal research, I’m considering taking a trip to England next December, and I’m hoping that at least 75% of my time there can be devoted to researching my Buckinghamshire ancestors. In order to pull that off of course, I know I need to go a LOT of advanced planning, which will no doubt jump start the return to thinking (and writing) about my own family.

So, stay tuned….. :-)

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