Family History

An Artificial Apology

The following work is a ballad written in 1540 by William Graye titled ‘An Artificial Apology’, this is a religious piece and an attack on Thomas Smith (1513 – 1577), regarding the reformation Catholics vs Protestants. This is Ballad #11 of 12 known as the Cromwell Ballads. The work is notably important in regards to …

Raczyński

Recently I have been looking into the surname Raczyński, My great-grandmother was Katarzyna Raczyńska wife of Michal Kuta. The family resided in Katarynice, Lwów Voivodeship, Poland. An area of land that exchanged hands during times of War many times. As of 1939 the area became known as L’vivs’ka oblast, Ukraine. Before 1918 it was a part of the …

Writing about your Ancestors

I have been writing about my Ancestors now for a few years, namely by publishing short stories of their lives on my family history blog. Only recently have I decided to bring their lives to print and create their story simply from the fabric of history and the records they appear in. There are lots …