Category: World War 2

CONFLICT – D-Day June 6th, 1944

Find My Past is currently offering FREE access to their newspaper archives (30 May – 6 June). If you have ancestors in the UK, this is an incredible opportunity. Myself, I have been really lucky and have been able to find some amazing articles relating to my family’s history (I’ll be sharing more over the…

My Grandfather at Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Favourite Find: Week # 2 (2022) I would like to share with you my most recent favourite discovery that I’ve found. I struggle with using the word favourite in this post because this photograph is representative of something so dark and sad, but also, this photo is something that I have been searching for and…

Week 11 : Fortune – Newitt Family

Good Fortune I’m participating (again) in Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge and this week the writing prompt is Fortune. Last year, around this same time frame, we had a similar prompt, Prosperity and for that I chose to write about how the famous explorer, Sir Henry Morton Stanley was probably the most financially fortunate of…

52 Ancestors : Week # 44 – Scary Stuff

Leaving Gibraltar Another interesting story that my Grandfather, Walter Edmund APPS, spoke about in his video interview done on April 4th, 1993 was him recalling his adventurous, although frightening time leaving Gibraltar. In the interview, he was talking about his time spent serving with the First Fortress Company of Royal Engineers, in this case more…

52 Ancestors : Week # 41 Newest

Glider Pilot Regiment I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge this year. Week # 41 the topic is NEWEST. I think my latest discovery is relevant to the topic of newest. Recently, I tried something new, different and exciting which led me to this photo here right down here, which…

52 Ancestors : Week # 39 – Should Be A Movie

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is “Should Be A Movie.” One absolutely ridiculous story came to mind, but first I have to set the scene. This story came from watching a home video of my Grandfather where he was being interviewed by his two sons…

52 Ancestors : Week # 32 – Small / ATS

The writing prompt for Week # 32 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors challenge is SMALL. In my mind nothing to do with our family’s history is small, because even the smallest detail can steer you into something so fantastic. Big things often have small beginnings I’ve talked quite a few times about my paternal…