Germany and England: united in a family

When people ask where my ancestors came from I usually explain that they were English, Irish, Scottish and German. To date I have only started to research the English and German connections. I only have to go back two generations to my maternal grandfather, George Simmonds, to arrive in England. George was born in 1905... Continue Reading →

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Searching for Grandpa George

I've been trying to imagine the world in which my grandfather, George Simmonds, grew up. I never knew George, because he died when he was only 50, 6 years before I was born. He was born in England, in Redhill, Surrey, in 1905, but his parents moved with him to Heston, near Hounslow west of... Continue Reading →

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