I’ve just registered the surname Rainbow with The Guild of One-Name Studies. Not exactly sure what I’m letting myself in for but first off I’m researching ways to display current and future data, probably on a separate website.
In 1916, during WWI, my great, great grandfather revised, enlarged and rewrote a book about Coventry, England that took the form of four walks around the town. You can find extracts of this book below or if you’d like the complete book you can download the free Kindle version in the sidebar —->. Oh yes, [...]
Walks Thro Coventry – Edwin Rainbow Foreword by Paula Jeffery I never met Edwin Rainbow but I knew a man who did. Edwin was the beloved grandfather of my own lovely grandfather, Leonard Rainbow. Len was 12 years old in 1918 when Edwin died suddenly at the age of 66. He had been close [...]
I’ve only just started using Family Tree Maker. I think I may have used it for a while years ago but quickly moved on to other software. Recently I bought the app for my iMac and overall the program is not bad. However, there is one feature that I love and which horrifies me in [...]
170 years ago this month Jabez Rainbow lost it. He had taken a room at The Boot public house in St. Albans, Herts, England for a night with his girlfriend, Jane Pearce. Jabez was a soldier and stationed in the town working as part of a recruitment team. He was billeted at another pub [...]