Great book. I gave my copy to my sister-in-law, so am trying to track down another copy for myself. The book gave me much encouragement and ideas when I had been unable to make further progress. Many thanks
Derek Fordred, U.K.
Many thanks for the signed copy of your book… I think that you have done an excellent job… congrats on an excellent publication
Mike Say, U.K.
I purchased you book yesterday and finished it today. Thank you for writing a most informative and easy to read genealogy book
Kim Judd, U.K.
I have just finished reading your very interesting book Meet Your Ancestors. As someone who has been down this road myself, I can fully appreciate the many pitfalls and black holes which await the Family Historian
Barry Hetherington, Darlington
Diane, I have just finished reading your book (at two sittings) and wanted to tell you just how much I have enjoyed it… I think you described the thrills, emotions and disappointments wonderfully well. The muted cry of joy and clenched first at finding something elusive and the physical exhaustion of walking out of the FRC with sore shoulders and aching back… Again, thank you for this most readable and inspirational book – I shall be recommending it to anyone undertaking a similar journey’
Dave Kerr, U.K.
My mum gave me your book to read and I couldn’t put it down’
Dona Fry, U.K.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for writing your ‘Meet Your Ancestors’. It has inspired me to carry on with my/our family tree. You’ve captured all the feelings and emotions involved
Eileen Shoesmith, Nelson
I came across part of your book online and was very interested as you tell of researching a William Podevin. I suppose that as Podevin is not a common surname there may be some chance of us being (very) distantly related! Also, my father was William Brian Podevin, and my brother is also a William Podevin, so it’s interesting to hear of a William Podevin in the past! I see that you have traced Podevins through the alternative spelling of Pudwine, whereas my ancestors must have retained the spelling Podevin. I Just thought you might be interested to hear from a modern Podevin!
Briony Podevin, Essex.
I have just finished reading your book “Meet Your Ancestors” which I have thoroughly enjoyed and which has (almost) inspired to try and resolve long outstanding queries relating to my own family history research some 20 years ago
Roni Solomons, Kidderminster
Diane, It was good to speak to you today. I am a decendant of William and ann davey- married in Albury in 1817. My gg grand dad was their second son Edwin Charles Davey.
Although we have traced Ann Slade , born Wellington Somerset 1796, and branches of her family were from there and surrounding parishes from about 1600, we have not really got much further with William. By 1841 Ann is widowed, living in London wih her children, and also her father James Slade. We (A group of “cousins”) had found their marriage cert from Albury, but little else about William- we haven’t managed to locate a death cert yet!!
It was a delightful surprise fo one “cousin” to happen across the extract from your book on line- an find “our William and Ann. Anything you know about William and Ann – and her time in Albury – would be of great interest to us.
Carole Long, U.K.
I have read, and reread, both of your books. They are absolutely fantastic.
am trying to trace the family/ancestors of my great grandfather, Horace BAILEY (1898-1964). His birth was never registered, nor was he christened. He has 3 siblings.
I have tried all avenues, 1901 census, my uncle paid for my great grandfathers marriage and death certificates, as well as the birth certificate for his half brother and possibly his brother.
Owning to the nature of my job, i am very low income and haven’t go the funds to pay for a researcher or buy certificates etc. Any help advice / help / ideas / suggestions.
Roz Jones, U.K.
Hi Diane , your book inspired me to look into my family history. It seemed so personal as my relations were from lambeth and we lived just off Hook rd Epsom.
Roy McKnight, U.K.
your book, tracing your roots is very good and I am a fool to offer an expert such as yourself a suggestion concerning the name pudvin but ever since I have had the idea, it keeps coming back that the name is mis-spelt. If this has been pointed out to you before then excuse me, it comes from the vendee area of France
Dennis A. Williams, U.K.
Many thanks for your books, I’m starting with ‘Meet Yor Ancestors’ a few years ago and found it both very readable and infomative. I am now working my way through ‘@home with your Ancestors.com How to Research Faminy History’ – I started yesterday and have nearly finished!!!!
Your experiences have been so similar to mine with wild spellings of family names. Thanks you so very much for your enjoyable & knowledgable books.
Chris Anderson, U.K.
I got your book, Tracing Your Roots yesterday afternoon, could not put it down and had more or less finished it by the time I went to bed.
Jane Lewis, Wirral