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15th July 2022

Was My Ancestor A Pirate?

Pirates were some of the most notorious criminals in history, from Edward Teach (better known as Blackbeard) to Jack Ward (whom Captain Jack Sparrow is based […]
10th June 2022

How To Avoid Dodgy Heir Hunting Firms

How To Avoid Dodgy Heir Hunting Firms  Being contacted with a letter to say that you are entitled to money always sets off alarm bells. When […]
31st May 2022

The History of the Freemasons

Introduction: The Origin of Freemasonry  Freemasonry is a fraternity that has been around for centuries, believed to have originally been formed as an evolution to the […]
27th May 2022

6 Genealogy Myths You NEED To Stop Believing 

With so many people passionate about finding out more about their ancestry, it’s no surprise that opinions within the field of genealogy are often shared around […]
6th May 2022

History of Surnames in England

Surnames – often overlooked in the present day as just a family name with no real meaning – were historically associated with an individual’s profession, status, […]
19th April 2022

My Journey to Becoming an Office Administrator

I started my journey here at Family Wise roughly 5 months ago, so I’m still fairly new. However, during my short period here I have learnt […]
8th April 2022

How I Became an Apprentice Genealogist

How I Became an Apprentice Genealogist Most people don’t have a clue what they want to do once leaving college, many either go to university, start […]
28th January 2022
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The History of Tattoos

The History of Tattoos   A study conducted in 2015 found that in Britain a fifth of all adults had a tattoo in some form. It’s fair […]
21st January 2022

Probate – what is it, and how can Family Wise Limited help?

Probate – what is it, and how can Family Wise Limited help? You may be reading this blog in search of answers, maybe after receiving a […]