Clogs and Clippers is my family history blog, where I share stories about the people I’m researching, information about the places and times in which they lived, and my ruminations on the ups and downs of genealogical research.
Was the convict James Orton related to John Orton?
by Stella Budrikis on November 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Back in 2014, I described how I'd found records for a man in Australia with the same name as my Leicestershire-born great great grandfather, Thomas Brown Orton. My curiosity was […]
Did William Whybrew have a son after all?
by Stella Budrikis on October 21, 2018 at 8:13 am
This week, 24 October, marks the 100th anniversary of the death of William Whybrew (1884-1918). He died in France as the First World War was coming to an end, only three weeks […]
Ruth and Boaz - more than a quaint story
by Stella Budrikis on October 25, 2018 at 4:51 am
She was a young, childless widow, an immigrant with no property and no income. He was a respectable land owner in a small town. Their story has a touch of […]
by Stella Budrikis on July 31, 2018 at 11:36 pm
Imagine that a friend gives you a present, rather clumsily wrapped. You know that your friend has very different tastes to yours, in fact, if you were quite […]