Sunday, March 4, 2018

Margaret C Peverelle from 1939 Register

Widowed Margaret C Peverelle appears 3rd in my list of Peverelles in the 1939 Register of England and Wales.

She was born 26 Oct 1879 and she is living with Margaret J A Morris, single, born 27 Mar 1911.

This entry is a bit of a mystery to me.  I would have guessed this was Margaret Cecelia (Henseler) Peverelle, widow of Charles Peverelle.  She was born about 1879 and she did have a daughter Margaret Josephine Agnes Peverelle.  But Margaret Josephine Agnes Peverelle was born around 1907 not 1911.  AND I have found Margaret Cecelia, with her daughter Margaret Josephine in Birmingham in 1939 Electoral Registers....

You can see my profile for Margaret here and at Geni here

If you have reason to believe that Margaret C Peverelle in the 1939 Register is a different Margaret, or can help me prove it is the same Margaret I would love to hear from you!

Reginald Peverelle

The second name on the 1939 Register of England and Wales for Peverelle at MyHeritage was Edith Mary Peverelle.  She was the wife of Reginald Peverelle.  I do have a Reginald Peverelle born about 1901 in my database.  He was the son of Joseph and Fanny.  I have a second Reginald Peverelle in my database, married to Edith Mallett in 1924.  I have no parents on this second Reginald.  They may be the same person.  The third and final Reginald Peverelle in my database is the son of the 2nd Reginald and his wife Edith.

There is no evidence that there were two different Reginald Peverelles in England born around 1901.  In the Register, there is a Fanny Peverelle living with Reginald, she is listed as widowed and born 10 Mar 1867.  Reginald is listed as born 24 Nov 1900.   Fanny's age matches up with the estimated age of Fanny, wife of Joseph.  I am going to work on the assumption that the two Reginald Peverelles are the same person (ie. Reginald Peverelle, the son of Joseph and Fanny Peverelle is the Reginald Peverelle who married Edith Mallett in 1924)

Research into Joseph and Fanny finds a 1891 marriage of a Joseph Peverelle to Fanny Newman.

Reginald died in 1977.

In the 1939 Register there are two presumed daughters, Ada E Lamb born in 1928 and Joan Hipkins born in 1924.  I'm not at all certain they actually are daughters.  Joan is listed as single, so why would she not be named Peverelle?

There are 4 records in the household in the 1939 Register that are "officially closed".  I would imagine 2 are for the children I know of born in 1930 and 1932.  The other 2 are likely other children I do not have record of yet.  

You can see my profile for Reginald here and at Geni here

MyHeritage adds the 1939 Register of England and Wales

Exciting news that MyHeritage has added the 1939 Register.  I was planning to get access to this database very soon, but now that it is at MyHeritage I will be working on it today!  The main reason I wanted access to this Register is that I wanted to update my Peverelles.  There are apparently 4091 entries for Peverelle in the Register!  

I will work on them one at a time going down the list I suppose.  

First up is Ethel R Peverelle. She was the wife of Francis W Peverelle.  Francis W Peverelle was born 1879 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England in my files and married to Ethel Rose Angear.  I had 4 children listed in my files, but only had a birthdate for one of the 4 children (Ivan).  Francis William Peverelle is my 3rd cousin 3 times removed.  

The Register provides a full birth date for Francis of 21 Jul 1879. His occupation is listed as "Clerk in Holy Order Rector of Hampreston"

I hadn't worked much on sourcing this person, so I was able to add the 1881 England Census, the 1891 England Census, the 1901 England Census, and the 1911 England Census at  I was also able to add several Dorset, England Electoral records from

I was able to discover his death in 1948.

I updated the Geni Profile for him as I gathered more facts.

The next valuable info I was able to gather from the Register was the son Francis R Peverelle was born 16 Apr 1916.

One of the records was "officially closed".  I suspect this may have been Valentine Peverelle who was born in 1923.  As he just died in 2017 they probably haven't linked that up yet, and so it is being hidden.

By the time I was finished adding sources and filling in missing data, I had added birth and death dates to Francis, his wife Ethel, and all four of their children and dozens of sources.

You can see my profile for Francis here and the Geni profile here .

Check out the 1939 Register for some of your relatives today!

Friday, November 24, 2017

AncestryDNA Canada Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

AncestryDNA is having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale, time to stock up on kits!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

$30 off AncestryDNA in Canada until Jul 4th!

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Transferring your 23andMe or AncestryDNA data to FTDNA

First, you need to download your DNA file from AncestryDNA or 23andMe.  

Then, simply click here and follow the directions to upload your file to FTDNA.  You will now see all your FTDNA matches.  If you wish to access the chromosome browser, and the ethnicity reports etc, you will need to unlock these tools for $19. 

I have my father and my paternal grandmother and my maternal grandmother all upload to FTDNA, which means if you are a match to me at AncestryDNA, I will be able to see right away which grandparent we are related through which cuts out 75% of the tree to search for our connection.  This is invaluable! Often, I can narrow down the connection even further when I see which segments we match on.  

I am currently unable to do comparisons at 23andMe (yeah, I broke them with my awesomeness, LOL) so if you are a match to me at 23andMe it will help me be able to do the comparisons with my grandparents and narrow down our possible connections as well.

I recommend linking your FTDNA to your Geni profile, which you can do by going to your Geni profile, and clicking on the DNA tab (the tab to the far right). Follow the instruction to link your FTDNA to Geni.  

Currently, the FTDNA linked DNA is the only one being immediately processed at Geni for matches, which is why I recommend uploading to FTDNA, then linking to Geni, rather than uploading the DNA file directly to Geni.

If you are an AncestryDNA match who I have asked to upload to FTDNA, please send me an email or message letting me know when you have done this and what your name at FTDNA is, so I can check my matches for you and we can start searching out our common ancestors!

How to help me to help you, or how you can help me....

Several times a day I have people ask me the same questions.  Often, they are people who ask me for help or who I have offered to help with solving a mystery with DNA.  Sometimes they are people I have approached asking them to help me with solving a mystery with DNA.

Everyone always wants to know how to get started, and what I need from them to help them, or what I would like them to do to help me.

Here, in detail, is the steps to take to help me (or help me help you!)


This is FREE.  Go to Gedmatch and upload your DNA data.


This is also FREE, with the potential to pay $19 and upgrade the tools you have access to.  Go to FTDNA and upload your DNA data.


There are two files at FTDNA that are very useful.  At the bottom of the page of your Family Finder matches is a link to download your matches.  Download, and possibly send to me.  

Then, if you have unlocked the chromosome browser, go to the chromosome browser and at the top right is a link to download all matches.  Download, and possibly send to me with the first file.


Go to your AncestryDNA settings page, partway down is the option to share your matches.  Please invite username yourlinktothepast.


If you are on the "New Experience" at the bottom of your DNA Relatives is a link to download your aggregated file.  Download and possibly send to me.

I recommend inviting all your 23andMe matches to Share.


Go to Geni and make a profile.  Go to the DNA tab (far right) on your profile and using the top option link your FTDNA to Geni.  If possible, add your parents and grandparents, and maybe send me a message to help you get merged into the "big tree".


I clone you, of course! (just kidding)

I input the files into a program called Genome Mate Pro.  Here I can compare all the segments people share with others and this helps with figuring out the mysteries.  Often, this means that as I help one person solve a mystery, it makes it easier to help the next person, as I gradually map out segments of DNA.