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 […]
28th January 2019

NSW: Monday – The Boy Who Loved Dad’s Wartime Sketches

Jack Phillips grew up in the War. His Dad sent sketches from the battlefield, back home to his young son. There’s a ‘tank’ emblazoned with his […]
25th January 2019

The countdown begins for National Storytelling Week!

Hello keen storytellers, writers and family historians! From the 28 January to 2 February, we have some great stories to share with you. All written by […]
23rd January 2019

We’re back, and we’ve moved!

If you are a regular FWL reader/follower, you will have noticed a fair few posts in the run up to Christmas 2018. But, if you missed […]
15th January 2019

RootsTech 2019 – it’s competition time!

Well actually, I am a little late but thankfully, as a longstanding ambassador of the event, I have been given the authority (thanks, RootsTech organising team) […]