23rd May 2020

Life at Family Wise – An Office Junior’s Perspective

Hello readers, I’m Rhys, one of the office juniors and I’m here to tell you a little bit about what the office juniors get up to […]
14th May 2020

Locked-Down, Not Locked-Out

Hello all! I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy during these difficult times. Lockdown certainly has been tough on us all in so many different […]
7th April 2020

Long Time, No See!

It has been a while since I have written a blog. Not because I don’t want to. And not because I have nothing to blog about. […]
7th February 2020

The Many Descendants of Flossie Holland

The unclaimed Estates list Sometimes it is not the story of a single person who holds the most interest, but that of the family as a […]
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 […]