Our ancestral lines
Vidler, Vitler & Prior Too
The History of an East Sussex Family
Can You Find My Mother?
The story of our search for a maternal Grandmother
A History of The Dicker -
Two Sussex Villages
by Lez Smith
Memories of Childhood
A poem by Adelaide Hook
Origins of the Isted Name
by Kevin Isted
Life in ......
Our Ancestor's Town or Village
Vidlers in America
East Aurora, New York
Sackett & Bertha Smith's Wedding Day, c1933 in Canterbury, Kent
Welcome to my Family History website.
My name is Carole Vidler, and I live in Kent, UK. In 2001 I began researching the lives of
our ancestors. This has been a fascinating and rewarding experience, and I created this website to share
my findings, and to pay tribute to my ancestors, whose lives were
sometimes nothing more than a struggle for survival.
I did not want a collection of just
names and dates; I wanted to to know where and how my ancestors lived.
I was also intrigued to see what they looked like, and so began this online
has brought forth new information
and previously unseen photographs of our families,
and I extend my thanks to the many people who have allowed me to
use their photographs, and also written personal accounts of their
I hope you will
enjoy browsing through my website, and that you will find information
about your ancestors here.
I will continue to develop the site as time
permits, so please send me your photos and stories, and help
preserve the past for future generations.
There are two new sections;
'Mystery Photographs' which
houses unidentified photos believed to be associated with our family, and
'Unwanted Certificates', where we offer our unwanted birth,
marriage & death certificates. A further section 'Family
Reunions' is planned to record family reunions
brought about by Family History research.
If you have a connection
our family I would love to hear from
you, so please get in touch; my email address is
Obituaries from the Sussex
Express newspaper are copyright,
and are included by kind permission of the Editor
Find your ancestor here
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Family Heroes -
Remember those who served their Country
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