18th February 2019

LGBT History Month: An introduction

Amidst all the preparation and business we have going on here at FWL, for the next couple of weeks, we’ve prepared some great stories to share […]
15th February 2019

Rootstech – We’re going! (again)

RootsTech – I’ve been attending for four years now! How is that even possible? I have to confess, in Year One (back in 2016), I had […]
12th February 2019

Tips and tricks: The do’s and don’ts of family history research

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 […]
11th February 2019

The benefits of learning about your family history

You may have been reading our previous blogs for national storytelling week and hopefully, the stories we told have inspired you to learn about your own […]
2nd February 2019

NSW: Saturday – Kicking about the family tree

Clive Talbot died in 2016 in London. His father was in the Royal Artillery during World War II but in his normal working life, was a […]
1st February 2019

NSW: Friday – Conceived in the Asylum

Some cases are easier to crack than others. Often-times we are aware that someone has passed away without leaving a Will. We have their birth certificate, […]
31st January 2019

NSW: Thursday – What happened to unwanted babies in the 1900s?

Naomi Hicks, daughter of Billie (part 1) Billie’s story. Billie’s parents lived in two-bedroom terraced cottages in Middlesbrough, surrounded by industrial workers and labourers. Reading through […]
30th January 2019

NSW: Wednesday – The green suitcase at County Hall

Belinda Garnett lived around the corner from us, a likeable lady who enjoyed a laugh with her friends. When we uncovered her story, we wondered if […]
29th January 2019

NSW: Tuesday – A surprising amount of motherhood

Gary Barnshaw had learning difficulties and had been institutionalised from a young age. Any financial estate he left when he died would also have been intestate […]