I can't post a lengthy missive this morning. I have done my back in so badly that I just can't sit in my desk chair very comfortably for a long time!
However, I did just want to comment on Frank Gardner's Who Do You Think You Are? last night. I have enjoyed all of the programmes in the last couple of series but it was really great to see an episode which really pushed the genealogy line rather than just concentrating on one or two ancestors' stories.
Who would have thought anyone who is not currently royal or "landed gentry" could trace their ancestry to William the Conqueror himself? There is hope for us all! It was just a shame that the programme was not long enough to show the paperwork route to the Tudor ancestor. I personally have stalled with my own tree in the late 1600s. I am proud of having got that far but it spurs you on to want more! Human nature.
I was terribly envious of Frank Gardner's visit to the heraldic college too. Even if it was not my tree, to have the chance to visit such a place and handle those documents would be amazing. Weird genealogy crush, anyone??!