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Peskett & Son: Hugh meets the ancestors


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Peskett in PersonPeskett in Person

Wow, who would have thought? Following our article last month and our research into a photograph of the Peskett dairyman we were privileged to meet with Hugh Peskett - the grandson of the gentleman in our picture.

During the Who Do You Think You Live 2013 show at Olympia London on Friday 22nd February, Hugh Peskett came in through the main entrance to be faced with a poster of his grandfather amongst the staff of Peskett and son.

TheGenealogist.co.uk had decided to look at archived circa 1900 photographs and research the stories behind the photographs.

These pictures were enlarged and used as part of our display at the show together with the records we had found to accompany the pictures.

TheGenealogist.co.uk was offering free genealogy tutorials throughout the weekend and Mark Bayley (Online Genealogy Expert) dedicated two of the tutorials to "Is a picture is worth a thousand words?" - tracing records from Photographs using TheGenealogist.co.uk

Peskett Shop FrontPeskett Shop Front

Hugh Peskett met with company director Mr Nigel Bayley and was awarded a free Diamond Premium subscription to continue his research and a copy of the enlarged photograph for his records.


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He believed the gentleman in the bow tie was his grandfather and one of the ladies in the back row was his mother.

TreeView, available on TheGenealogist.co.uk allowed us to add to a growing tree for the Peskett family and easily see the connection between Hugh Peskett and his grandfather Ernest Peskett, the dairyman.


To view the full tree in detail please click here.

Peskett TreePeskett Tree

Hugh Peskett is a professional genealogist and is Emeritus Editor in Chief of Burke's Peerage see his website for details of how he traced Ronald Reagan's Irish Roots and got to present him with a copy of his family history.

www.hughpeskett.co.uk

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Click here to read our original article on the Peskett Dairymen.


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