WELCOME TO THE BAYLISS LINE. This blog has been created for my family. By "my family" I mean all those who are related to the Bayliss family either by blood, marriage or even relationship. There are, of course, other Bayliss families not related to us but this blog has at its heart a very specific family who had their origins in Gloucestershire. I am connected to that family because my mother was a Bayliss and it was her curiosity that started my research back in the early 1990's. So, what are you likely to see on this blog? Well, as it is a blog, I want it to be as entertaining as possible rather that a dry listing of facts (that is for Ancestry.com). I will, hopefully, be posting entries on our ancestors and relatives, on the places where they lived, and the historical times they lived through. I have an extensive collection of photographs of people and places which I will, of course, be sharing.

I'd like to ask anybody who reads this blog to give me some feedback. I'd really like this to be a two way thing. It sometimes unearths new information and, to be honest, it gives me encouragement. There will be two ways of providing feedback - either through the comment button (you will need a Google account for this) or via the e-mail address which appears on this page - alternatively, ring me. Now scroll down to read the latest entries.....and, of course, via Facebook.

Monday, 25 July 2011

One of the  nicest things about this blog is that it is helping people get in contact. Since discovering Mick Barrett's website I have now been in contact with him and he tells me that his son Daniel now has a little daughter called Sienna - another cousin for the family tree! Congratulations Daniel. 

I have also spoken to Mick's mother, Peggy, and although she has had some poor health recently she seems quite chirpy for an 88 year old. Alvin and I are going to visit her in August.

Also I'm now in contact with Cheryl cousin Alva's daughter and Alvin's niece.  The names keep rolling in!

A couple of blog regulars have asked me if it is possible to provide an index to the blog. If you want to see if a particular relative has been mentioned in one of the posts you can do this by writing the name into the the search bar which you will find at the top left hand corner of the main page, just above the title picture. Click the magnifying glass next to it and you will be taken to the posts where the person is mentioned. This will also work for street names or any other subjects

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