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”


For me, Christmas-time always brings “Family” to mind. This year, my thoughts have focused once more on Family History, more so than on presents and the annual family dinner, in part because this is my first Christmas without dad but mostly because there isn’t a family dinner or get together of any kind planned dueContinue reading “Family”