The one about finding George Henry Roane’s father

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the ladies in my family tree…

In search of: The British Roane family

Most of the time I share a completed family history story. You know, it has all…

So you think you’ve seen bad handwriting? Here’s Secretary Hand…

I’ll readily admit I don’t always have the most legible handwriting. I also know I’ve seen…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: John Roane: Yeoman of the Harriers to Charles I

This post is the last in the series of posts about the group of 17th Century…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: Thomas Roane, Jr.: Sergeant of the Poultry to Charles II.

When I first saw this title, I thought the word ‘poultry’ pretty much nailed it. I…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: Thomas Roane, Sr.: Yeoman of the Scullery

This post follows on from the story of John Roane, Sergeant of the Scullery for the…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: John Roane: Sergeant of the Scullery

Following on from yesterday’s post about Anthony Roane, the Under Auditor of the Exchequer to Elizabeth…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: Anthony Roane: Under Auditor of the Exchequer

In yesterday’s post, I cited some archaic and, let’s face it, unusual sounding job titles for…

Hitting the brick wall: Peter Schultheiss Scheffe (Sudwestpfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)

It’s inevitable.  When you’re researching your family you are going to hit a brick wall. Peter…