Finding those Gems in Family History Records
Can't find an ancestor in the records? Getting stuck with family history is not unusual; if that weren't the case, we'd all have complete family trees in months rather than years.I've...Read more
What price Family History?
I've spent the last few months getting increasingly excited about the impending online release of the 1921 census for England and Wales. Like most family historians I have brick walls...Read more
The Dreaded Christmas Round-Robin
The ubiquitous round-robin might be derided but personal and heartfelt communication can mean so much.Read more
'Ordinary' People often Do Extraordinary Things.
The latest series of Who Do You Think You Are has just started to air in the UK. The hobby of genealogy has grown tremendously in popularity over the last...Read more
Family History and the Power of Personal Testimony.
Bringing Family Heritage to Life. The advice given to most novice family historians is to speak to your older relatives. This makes a lot of sense. They've been around a...Read more
When the Going Gets Tough
I have to admit to being a bit sceptical when the Government announced their target of 15 million vaccinations to have taken place by mid February. And now it has...Read more
Widowed, Alone and Away from Home
In this blog, I'm looking at records which were created outside the UK. Many of us will have ancestors who travelled across the globe in search of a better life...Read more