Saturday, January 9, 2010

RIP fellow blogger Hugh Watkins of Genealoge

Hugh Watkins, a blogger who wrote at Genealoge and many other blogs, passed away on December 29th. His obituary can be found here.

Oddly enough, his last post to the blog was on December 25th and reads:

"going to dial 999 and get freighted to heartlands hospital"

I enjoyed Hugh's posts with information and news about English genealogy interests and other genealogy items. While I never interacted with him directly, I will miss his tips on the news.

May he rest in peace.


  1. I'm so sad to hear this; thank you for letting us know.

  2. I never corresponded with Hugh, but also enjoyed his posts. My paternal grandfather was from England and Hugh's blogs answered many questions for me and led me in new directions.

  3. So sad to hear. Hugh was one of the first block in the Quilt of GeneaBloggers.

    Had read his last post and was waiting for news.Not the news I was hoping for.