My   name   is   Mary   St.Leger-Bardon   and   from   an   early   age   my   Grandmother   fuelled   my passion for genealogy. During   the   1960’s,   she   took   the   time   to   research   both   her   family   and   my   Grandfathers and   then   constructed   an   amazing   embroidered   sampler,   that   contained   all   of   the   main and    pertinent    information    she    had    discovered    about    their    respective    ancestors.    The sampler   was   something   I   saw   every   day,   at   the   age   of   16,   when   clearing   out   a   bookcase for   my   parents,   I   found   a   letter   with   a   scribbled   set   of   names   and   a   spidery   hand-drawn family   tree,   with   this,   my   genealogy   passion   was   born.   Of   course,   I   asked   Grandma   lots of   questions,   being   born   at   the   turn   of   the   Century,   she   knew   all   about   the   names   and dates    it    contained.    The    stories    that    followed    gave    these    names    presence,    form    and solidity,   and   I   could   see   my   ancestors   staring   at   me   from   the   page.   I   wanted   to   know more.   Who   had   gone   before   me?   What   jobs   they   had   done?   How   did   they   live?   Who   did they   love?   Were   they   married?   What   historical   events   had   they   lived   through   and   had   it changed   their   lives   for   better   or   for   worse?   What   tragedies   and   triumphs   had   shaped their choices? I   started   to   learn   the   craft   of   historical   research,   which   ‘back   in   the   day’   was   the   pain staking    task    of    searching    through    library    records,    dusty    books    and    micro    fiche. Thankfully    with    the    availability    of    digitized    records    and    databases    being    widely available, this has now become considerably easier and more accessible. Using   the   knowledge,   skills   and   experience   that   I   have   gained   over   30   years,   doing   this as   an   enthusiast,   I   chose   to   develop   my   passion   into   a   career.   I   specialize   in   British Ancestry    records    and    I    also    have    experience    in    Genetic    Genealogy    research,    please check out our   DNA   page for more information on this. All our families have a past and a story to tell. If   you’d   like   to   find   out   more   about   where   you   came   from   and   who   your   ancestors   were, why not use the details on our   Contact Us   page and we can start to Build your Tree.
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Grandma at Sarahs Wedding
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My    name    is    Mary    St.Leger-Bardon    and    from    an early    age    my    Grandmother    fuelled    my    passion for genealogy. During   the   1960’s,   she   took   the time   to   research   both   her   family and    my    Grandfathers    and    then constructed            an            amazing embroidered         sampler,         that contained    all    of    the    main    and pertinent     information     she     had discovered about their respective ancestors. I    wanted    to    know    more.    Who    had    gone    before me?    What    jobs    they    had    done?    How    did    they live?    Who    did    they    love?    Were    they    married? What    historical    events    had    they    lived    through and   had   it   changed   their   lives   for   better   or   for worse?      What      tragedies      and      triumphs      had shaped their choices? Using   the   knowledge,   skills   and   experience   that I    have    gained    over    30    years,    doing    this    as    an enthusiast,   I   chose   to   develop   my   passion   into   a career.    I    specialize    in    British    Ancestry    records and   I   also   have   experience   in   Genetic   Genealogy research,    please    check    out    our    DNA      page    for more information on this. All our families have a past and a story to tell. To   find   out   more,   why   not   Contact   Us     today   and we can start to Build your Tree.
Grandma at Sarahs wedding
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