27th March 2014

The worst aviation disaster

On 27 March 1977, two Boeing 747s – one KLM and one Pan Am – collided just above the runway at Los Rodeos Airport in the […]
26th March 2014

Old Mersey Times

This week, I stumbled across the Old Mersey Times website. What an absolute treasure! From The Genealogist’s Lament to missing people, divorce, bigamy, bankruptcy and a […]
25th March 2014

International Days – Waffles and Remembrance

On March 25, traditionally in Sweden, International Waffle Day is celebrated to mark the beginning of spring. Unsurprisingly, waffles are typically eaten on this day. The […]
24th March 2014

Parish clerks and rectors you love

FamilySearch are continually adding parish registers to their published images collection and a recent delve into their Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers collection – containing 202,481 […]
23rd March 2014

#12 Emma Baynham born Reading, Berkshire 1845

On my grandfather’s family tree, he recorded that my great-great-great-grandfather, William Baynham was born 27 January 1841. ‘Of a Berkshire family of Baynhams’, he allegedly had […]
22nd March 2014

Wondrous Wiltshire

Moving to Wiltshire nearly three years ago, I knew a grand total of four people in the county. You may question why I chose the county […]
21st March 2014

When a plan comes together

Most of us spend half our lives wishing the working week away in order to have a break from work and ‘have a life’ at the […]
20th March 2014

Transport back in time

‘Histories of 1052 British motor manufacturers – with over 500 photographs – in business between 1894 and 1960, including those that never made it past the […]
19th March 2014

Hunting air

Whenever I meet someone for the first time and they ask what I do, I always say ‘I’m an Heir Hunter‘ and then leave a long […]