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A personal question for genealogists….
Posted on: June 19th, 2010 by pj
Are you boring?  Okay that was rude, of course you’re not!  Let me rephrase that.  Do members of your family suddenly find something urgent they have to do right now as you begin to tell them about your latest census find?  Do their eyes glaze over when you show them a photo of their great great grandmother’s grave?  Do you ever find yourself getting frustrated that part of your interest in genealogy stems from a desire to pass on your research to younger members of your family and NOBODY is interested?One solution is to write a book and let those frustrations just wash away.   I know it seems like a mammoth task but think about it.  You already have a lot of the basic information, the stories and the photos.  Imagine you’re writing it for a descendant yet to be born who develops a passion for genealogy.  It doesn’t have to be the best written book in the world either.  (more…)
Wordless Wednesday
Posted on: June 16th, 2010 by pj

Margaret Ellen Cowley (1873-1963)

What about you?
Posted on: June 15th, 2010 by pj
So you’ve decided to write up your family history are you going to include a piece about you? When I was a child my granddad told me that an ancestor had researched our family history. Recently I’ve narrowed this down to one Amy Alice Watts Rainbow, a schoolteacher, but all I’ve found, so far, is a sketchy family tree. I know nothing about the woman herself or her interest in genealogy. How wonderful it would be to find an account of her life and how she went about her research. So with this in mind I’m going to grit my teeth and write something about me as an addendum to my family history book. It seems trivial and tedious compared to stories of the ancestors but maybe in 100 years…..you get the picture?

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Edwin Rainbow, 1851 – 1918
Posted on: June 7th, 2010 by pj

Edwin was born in Coventry, youngest child of James and Sarah.  Journalist and Registrar of Births and Deaths in Coventry.

New start…
Posted on: March 24th, 2009 by pj

Finally I’ve found some time to resurrect the website after a data disaster in 2008.  Please bear with me as I upload pictures and generally tidy the database. Please use the links in the sidebar to search the data.

In other news I’m planning to write a book about the Rainbow side of my family tree based on 30 years of research and I’ll be using this blog to document my progress and share information.  Please feel free to comment on or query any of the information you find here.  I’d love to hear from other Rainbow researchers.