Home! Where my Berry ancestors once lived. Researching family history is a minefield for the novice and the unprepared. This lesson was quickly learned with my first foray into searching the archives in the hope of finding clues to my lately discovered Welsh ancestry. To contact any Public Records Office or similar repository and merely state you are researching the Smith family will get you nowhere in a long time. However, there is every prospect of achieving a result by saying you are tracing the marriage of a John Smith from such and such a parish around about 1815. Names,… Continue reading