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I currently live in Birmingham and come from Solihull. I have a love of all things crafty, developed from my mom's love of crafts as I was growing up. I currently work in marketing, but I'm a qualified Aromatherapist, and use to be self employed alongside a day job, might one day return to that. I try to fit in crafts when I can, I wish I had more time and money to spend on it! I enjoy researching my family history and finding out about the past. It can get frustrating, but is really rewarding when you have a break through! I hope to meet people with similar interests as me and swap advice/stories.

Sunday, 8 September 2013


So, I am in the readers story of the Oct edition of 'Who do you think you are?' BBC magazine.

I had seen in a previous months magazine an article about German ancestors and I just sent an email to comment on it and then was asked for more detail on my ancestors. At first there wasn't any 'big break through' they thought they could use in an article so it went a bit quiet, but they got in touch again and offered me a 'readers story' spot.

I was interviews for about an hour on the phone...it suddenly made me realise how complex my ancestry is when explaining it to someone who knew nothing about them! There were lots of 'bits' of info which I guess wasn't relative to the story they wanted to print, you just cannot cover everything! Once all that was done and drafts approved I had my photos taken - in the graveyard!

It was a nice summery day...until the rain came as we tried to find my great grandparents grave (I had only been once before a few years ago). Thankfully we found them and the rain stopped. After just under an hour of photographs we were done.

I received another draft and I requested a few changes then the article was done!

Now all I hope is perhaps someone knows something and gets in touch to solve the mysteries of disappearance, suicide and swindling!!! (The magazine makes the story sound much more dramatic than it properly was, but you never know...)

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