Kirsty Gray

6th February 2020

The Historian and The Evangelist: Derek and Fred Smith

Derek Smith was born and bred in northern Sheffield: having lived his whole life there, he wouldn’t have had it any other way! Born in an […]
6th February 2020

The Navy Lark: Robert Peterson

Robert Peterson, never Bob, was a true Portsmouth lad. Born with the smell of salt and the cries of seagulls in the air just before the […]
4th February 2020

Apples and pears: Wilf and Mamie Pearhouse

Mamie Pearhouse was a much-loved only child who grew up scampering around the streets of Bradford. Her jolly bus-driver Dad, Wilf, watched with admiration as he […]
3rd February 2020

The Spencer Sunday Times, 1957

Well, it’s February and some Brits are going to be a bit glum this month, what with the colder weather. As historians, we can reflect on […]
2nd January 2020

A year of genealogy: A Kirsty Gray special

Today’s blog is brought to you by our MD, Kirsty. She is normally super busy and so has too many distractions to sit down and write […]
23rd December 2019

The Estate of Sarah Pamela Woolston

A vibrant life   Sarah Pamela Woolston spent most of her life looking for her family. Born in London at the height of the Second World […]
9th December 2019

The gift of family during the festive season

It’s now the festive season. A time where many experience mixed emotions. Most of us may have our Christmas wish lists at the ready, filled to […]
29th November 2019

Family history research: Get lost in records!

Records can be overwhelming when you don’t know what you’re looking for. Oftentimes, you may have no idea where to start looking, which can be confusing. […]
20th November 2019

Genealogy research: The Do’s and don’ts

‘To know one’s family is to know one’s own‘, as the saying goes. For some, immediate family may be enough, but for others, it may be […]