My Family Secret! What a Genealogical Search Can Uncover

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Chris Walklett

What a genealogical search can uncover

Family history beyond my grandparents on my father’s side was a complete mystery to our family. Despite various attempts to uncover the truth, nobody knew for sure where they had come from although all sorts of rumours and suppositions abounded. As a history student in a pre-internet age with a penchant for investigation I longed to crack the mystery. Here’s what I found and how it fired a life-long interest in historical investigation/research.

Note. To find about more about conducting genealogical searches please watch What is a Genealogical Search.