Category Archives: Research notes

Love Atchley: Finds in the family tree of the Atchleys of England

Today, the surname Atchley occurs most frequently in America. In Putting the genes into genealogy – Part 3 I revealed that there are American Atchleys who share their ancestry with British-born Atcherleys. Might this help to prove that the Atchleys of south Shropshire were related to the Atcherleys in the north of that English county, and that their descendants are… Read more »

Untangling the family tree of Thomas of Marton and Wolverley – Part 1

< Back to Thomas Atcherley and his Marton tannery.  Thomas Acherley […] had two sons—Thomas, the second of that name, and Richard,—hee had also two daughters. After the death of his first wife hee married the widow of Nicholas Gough of Wolverley, a very wealthy widow. Hee went to live with her att Wolverley, and gave his lands in Marton… Read more »

A matter of life and death (certificates) – Part 1

Another opportunity to buy copies of historic birth and death register entries at a lower price is in progress, and I have taken full advantage! The opportunity takes the form of a second, extended pilot of providing these uncertified extracts in electronic (PDF) format by the General Register Office (GRO) for England and Wales. The cost of the PDFs – £6… Read more »

Genealogy achievements in 2017 and goals for 2018

The dying days of the year are when people usually look back on the 12 months which have just passed, and set resolutions or goals for the next dozen. Me? I was too busy, racing against the clock to achieve one of my targets for 2017, to give much thought to 2018! But the new year is here now, the… Read more »

Putting the genes into genealogy – Part 3

Updated 17 Sep 2017 “If there’s one thing I’ve learned about DNA testing, it is that patience is required.” I wrote those words two years ago, in June 2015, in the first of this series of articles (see Putting the genes into genealogy – Part 1). In the same article, I described genetic genealogy as “a waiting game”. Well, I… Read more »