About Me

11 years ago, my mum asked me to look into her family tree, in particular her grandma Lois Haskard and her husband Ernest Green, at the time I didnt think much of it. I sat down at the computer and googled marriage records and from that point on I was hooked and just kept on wanting to find out more. Now, it is a hobby I enjoy and love and even if I do have a month or two break from it when I hit a brick wall, I always know I will come back to it, I have recently become interested in not just my family history but my local history as well, focusing on the counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire where the majority of my mum’s ancestors are from.

I have made this little blog to share my ancestors stories and hopefully find some cousins out there too to swap information with and help each other.


4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dennis January 5, 2012 / 8:46 am

    Wow, someone is tracing the same tree as me!

    My great grandfather was Jesse Reeves son of Abraham and Eliza. The line then continues through their daughter Eliza Rebecca who married Jack Froggatt. Their daughter Jessie Iris was my mother.

    Would love to get in touch to compare notes.

    • lorabee January 6, 2012 / 8:30 pm

      Hi Dennis,

      Thank you for getting in touch. I don’t really have any contacts from the Reeves side of my family either so it is nice to know someone else is out there. I would be happy to exchange notes with you however I dont have many after Abraham as I have not really been able to find much. My e-mail is laura.bednarz@hotmail.co.uk. Please get in touch and I will tell you what I know and would love to look at what you have.

      Many Thanks,


  2. Sue Edwards April 25, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Hi. I am Sue. My Gt Gt Grandfather was Abraham Reeves and Gt Gt Grandmother was Eliza Smith. I am from the line that follows down from Sampson Reeves who was Jesse Reeves slightly younger brother.

    • lorabee August 28, 2014 / 5:31 pm

      Hi Sue, sorry for the delay in replying, I am also from the same line. Sampson and Martha’s son Charles is my great grandfather. I would love to see if I could help you in anyway or if you have any information that would help me. The Reeves branch is one that I haven’t looked at in a while but would be nice to get back to it. I hope to hear from you soon, Laura

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