This is Lillian. She came from a farming village in Cambridgeshire, east England and she met and married a handsome young man called Henry. She had a baby boy.....
That baby boy was my father!
This week I have been researching my family tree. My family history.
A friend introduced me to a website that helps you make your family tree by connecting you easily to many free online public records.
I already have some family photographs, letters and a diary. I am trying to remember family information: names and who was related to who. Now I can access a lot of public information.
In England a census is taken every 10 years, and the census information until 1911 is available free and online now. This means I can find my grandparents and great-grandparents information. Sometimes that is Name/Address/Ages/Job of all people living in the home on census day.
Also online there are Birth/Marriage/Death records from 1837 to 1983.
So, for Lillian I can find: her family listing in the 1911 Census when she was 7 years old. I can see her parents and her brothers and sisters.