Tis the season…

24 December 2016

“…to be jolly, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!” Now is (apparently) the time to slow down (a little) and enjoy some time away from work. Members of our team have plans ranging from hosting family at their homes to going away to spend their festive season with friends, and everything in between. For our part (me and Mr FWL), we are spending our Christmas season visiting family but the day itself, is time for just us. We enjoy our work, although it can sometimes be overwhelming with emails, texts and calls from dawn until dusk and onward. So, we take the opportunity (at this time of year) to spend time together without the phone ringing for work purposes [unless my home landline number is mistyped and we are asked for a taxi!].

This year has been a very busy one and things have changed dramatically for FWL since Christmas 2015. Looking back, it’s almost unrecognisable, in fact! The world of family history continues to evolve in (more often than not) positive ways but also with certain issues which continue to plague our realms. Some things don’t ever seem to change!!

What will make the genealogy news of 2017? Which new records sets will be made available online? Who would have guessed that the 1939 Register would have made such a massive difference to our research during the last year ….? Which records have made a huge impact on your family/local history searches this year? What breakthroughs have you made in 2016?

2016 has seen closer relationships developed between FWL and many business partners across the globe which will, we are sure, continue to be fruitful for all in years to come. May we take this opportunity, as a team, to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and all good wishes for the New Year to come.

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