The Family of James Panton, Town Crier(1805-1849)

This is still a work in progress. I have nonetheless decided to experiment with making this research available in its draft form. As is often the case with genealogical research, the task of researching John Panton born 1804 in Lincoln, has taken many twists and turns.My newspaper archive research, revealed early on that there was …

Follow the pub

  Sometimes in genealogy and also often in any form of detective work, it is necessary to go back to the drawing board. Today I found the need to do this myself, asking What do I actually know for certain? Well as it transpired, very little. I had built assumptions upon assumptions. Today I checked …

The Tallow Chandler

Having spent some time building up a structure, it now seems time to add some texture using some of my personal research experience. I have deliberately picked somebody I have not studied for sometime, so I too will be learning as I go along. My intention is to introduce my research into a character called …