Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Thomas family
- Dear Diane,I am happy to learn that you visited the island.Did you trace the Thomas family back?I am a Thomas descendant. My great-grandfatheremigrated to South Africa.June----- Original Message -----From: dngskllSent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 9:52 PMSubject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Mussell family--- In email@example.com, "hrldrigby"
> I am trying to find the relatives of my wifes grandmother born in
> Helena about 1873.Caroline Maria Mussell. I have her marriage in
> Helena and information after that.
> Has anyone visited St Helena from UK to do family research and if
> was it worth the expense please.
Hello Harry, I visited St Helena in May/June this year to research
my family history. Surname Thomas. I was able to trace backward 3
generations but not forward to my generation. It is very expensive
and you need at least a month if not longer for the travel from
England and time on the Island. Is it worth it? I loved every
minute of my journey. Met many interesting people and made friends
with whom I hope to keep in touch. It may have been cheaper to pay
someone to research my family history from the London Archives and I
probably would have got more information but the Island is unique
and I don't regret one penny spent on the journey, although I
probably won't be able to afford a return visit.