Year Planner

Looking at six Anniversary People a day was way too much for me. I plan to take it easy from now on. After three years of ignoring my own folk, I have returned to looking for ancestors – as a sideline. In the shorter Filey working week, my priority will be the headstones in St Oswald’s graveyard. I have put about three hundred on FamilySearch but I no longer contribute to the Filey Community on the Shared Tree. The five hundred or so stone photographs remaining will be put on Redux with information about the remembered that can be easily found and verified.

In its Survey of St Oswald’s in 2014/15, the East Yorkshire Family History Society includes Burial Register information with last addresses of the deceased. Posting a headstone photo will in many instances prompt me to look at Filey Streets – and photograph them.

My cupboard of Filey photographs for daily posting is almost bare – but one of my most appreciative viewers has told me there are only so many pictures of the place… Perhaps more of you have seen enough already.  

It will take me a few more days to tidy up last year’s spreadsheets and organize the 2023 workflow. I hope to get back into some sort of swing by the end of next week.

This was sent to me by the poet’s nephew, Rod Pearson, a few weeks ago. I found it very affecting – and an accurate version of the tragedy when compared with contemporary newspaper accounts. See Lost & Found.