Too Many Tabs Tuesday

(The tools and tabs listed here may not be new to you, but they are new to me, or I’ve forgotten them and found them again, lol.)

This post and the many posts I hope to write in the future will be dedicated to all the blogs and tools I come across that I’d like to keep for myself, but perhaps they would also be helpful to you. Some weeks the list may be short, and some may be long. It’s my way of cleaning up all the tabs I open, thinking I will come back, only to find myself with too many tabs open. At today’s writing, I have fifty-four, but I won’t write about them all as some are multiple tabs open on Ancestry and MyHeritage.

I hope you find this week’s list helpful. Why not post in the comments how many tabs you have open today

1. Looking through some old emails and came across this site which is still active. I got an email about it back in 2008. The site is for discussion and research on all aspects of the Great War of 1914-1918 (aka World War 1). There are discussions about Armies, Navies, Air Forces, and Medical Services, as well as coverage of the Home Front and the politics behind the war. Also, check out The Long, Long Trail.

2. The Old Bailey – continuing with the cleaning up of old emails. This is also a site I’ve searched on many occasions. Perhaps you’ll have a lucky dip.

3. Black Sheep Ancestors – Do you have these? I have a couple.

4. DNA Matches Shed Light on a 3XGG | It Can Happen! – an interesting blog about using DNA for a distant ancestor mystery.

5. The Far Side – This gives you a little peek into what I think is funny.

6. British Home Children in Canada – I’ve always had a fascination with the British Home Children Story. I often wondered if William Beaton, my great-grandfather, was a Home Child. So far, I don’t know because he took on the name of this adopted family.

Have you missed some of our other Too Many Tabs Tuesday posts? Catch them at the Archives.


  • Aubergine says:

    My great great grandfather was a home child. I never would have figured this out if my mom hadn’t casually remarked one day that her grandmother suspected he was a home child but her great grandmother denied it. So I looked into it. (His name was “Cheater”, which is horrible to search for because it always gets OCR’d as “Chester” or “Chater” and of course newspaper stories about “cheaters” abound.) I managed to connect him back to the UK via his mother’s maiden name and obtain his birth record. There was a home children passenger list with a scrawl that *might* be him but what sealed the deal was finding an article in the local paper dated 1870: “The Boy emigrants at Canada” detailing how well all the boys that had been sent from the poorhouse to Canada were doing. This was so early that it wasn’t yet being called the “home child” program. “The boy James Cheater has gone to be a gentlemen’s servant”. This was a bit of PR spin as he was working on a farm.

  • Cherl W says:

    I started using One Tab so i didn’t close the wrong tab or keep having to hunt to find that one website. I have it on my laptop.

  • gretta gribble says:

    102 on my desktop.

  • Lois J Lane says:

    No Smart Phone here but TOO many tabs open on my laptop. Not sure I really want to SAY it but there are over 400!!!

  • Susan M says:

    I have 13 tabs open on my laptop. Sad to say that I have 127 open on my phone. 🤪