Technical Difficulties

Sometimes it seems the technology that is supposed to make our lives easier makes life harder instead. It seems that way MOST DAYS for me lately. Operator error a factor I am sure. Tried out One Drive and document sharing . Do not go there! Not unless you and your co-conspirators know what they areContinue reading “Technical Difficulties”


In family tree research, I am reminded, again, that just One record can change everything. A cascading effect … Auguste is not the man I seek. Victor is. Victor and Auguste Dutaillis arrive almost simultaneously in the United Kingdom about 1793: fleeing the chaos in France. Victor settles in London; Auguste in Edinburgh. My ancestorContinue reading “Victor?”

Great Great Gran

I’ve become an obsessed amateur sleuth / family tree builder… thanks to cousin Jerry! The above photo is my father’s mother’s father’s mother: my great great grandmother Mary Ann Hodge nee Dutaillis. She had an amazing life. Having just finished my search for my long missing great uncle, I’ve plunged into another family mystery. WasContinue reading “Great Great Gran”