About Me

I have been researching my family history since the 1990s. Along the way I have commenced a one name study of the surname Trattles (My mother was born a Trattles), I gathered a 'few' Trattles and have now registered the name with the Guild of One Name Studies. My other interests are dogs, wildlife, birds and photography. I compile family trees for individuals, requesting a donation to local small animal charities.

Monday, 4 June 2012

4th June 2012

I have been Trattling the last couple of weeks - just not blogging.  I have now established a spreadsheet listing all entries that I find for Births, bapt, chr, marr - some deaths and burials.  Tis list includes the variants TRATTLE, TRATTEL, TRATTLES, TRATTELS, TRATLE, TRATLES, TRATTELL, TRATTELLS.  I was amazed at the number of TRATELs in the South in late 1700s and wonder are these linked somehow.  Some of them were merchant seamen.

The old parish records have given me much new info to work on.

Also just come across the Merchant Seamen index for 1845-1854 :