Author Archives: hungrybuffalo

The Chapmans: Hawnby, Nova Scotia and Methodism

Many genealogists search for a “Gateway Ancestor”. This is an ancestor who has a well- known and documented link to other ancestors further back in time. This link is normally back to a royal line, a famous person or, for … Continue reading

Posted in MyFamily | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WhoDoYouThinkYouAreLive! 2017 – a short summary

Yesterday I made my annual day-trip to WhoDoYouThinkYouAre?-Live (hereafter WDYTYA?Live – please don’t make me write it out long-form again). This is the United Kingdom’s premier genealogy show. Originally held in London, it’s now moved to warehouse that is the … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, WhoDoYouThinkYouAre | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Lidl Schwarzwald Gin Review

This is something of an oddball gin. It’s sold through the Lidl supermarket chain in Germany and branded quite plainly as Schwarzwald distilled Dry Gin. The gin is distilled by the privately-owned Edelbranntweinbrennerei Bimmerle KG deep in the heart of … Continue reading

Posted in Lidl Schwarzwald Gin | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

REWE Diamond of Marrakesh Gin Review

This gin is a bit of an odd sausage. It’s made for the REWE supermarket group here in Germany. The REWE Group (pronounced Re-ve) is Germany’s second largest supermarket chain. To give you an idea of how ubiquitous they are … Continue reading

Posted in Gin Reviews, REWE Diamond of Marrakesh | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My LivingDNA Test Results

As of September 2016 there is a new DNA testing company battling for consumers money, Living DNA. They offer a single, €159/£120/$159 , 3-in-1 test, covering autosomal, male-line yDNA (males-only duh) and maternal-line mitochondrial DNA. Even though I’ve already taken … Continue reading

Posted in Genetic Genealogy, LivingDNA | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Gordons London Dry Gin Review – Has it got to be Gordon’s ?

Growing up in 1970’s Great Britain there was only one gin, and it’s was Gordon’s. Gordons kept the world supplied with gin, long before the artisan gin renaissance. It was rather like the a ginny version of Light of Eärendil, to misquote Tolkien … Continue reading

Posted in Gordons Gin | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

London Hill Gin review – Citrus a-peel

Normally I’m excited to be writing about gin, however today I’m dreading it. My gin review today is, as you will have gathered from the title, is for London Hill Gin. The reason for my dread: London Hill Gin is … Continue reading

Posted in Gin, Gin Reviews, London Hill Gin | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment