3rd January 2014

Long way from home

Sometimes I hear researchers say, ‘I wish I could find out where s/he was buried’. On many occasions, it is a long way from where they […]
2nd January 2014

Sadly, no Snodgrass Womble

Thanks to the wonderful @TidyBag, the Wombles Wikipedia page has duly been corrected – and vastly improved I might add – to note that in fact, […]
2nd January 2014

The Womble Challenge!

And so, 2014 begins with another display of OCD in the office of Family Wise. In between Heir Hunting cases and an anniversary family history gift […]
1st January 2014

New Year Womble – challenge

Wow – words fail me! New Year Womble died aged 95 on 19 December 1948 in North Carolina! So, who can find Orinoco Womble, Great Uncle […]
1st January 2014

New Year …. New resources

From 1 January 2014, the Daily Telegraph has been made available to view and read from one hundred years ago. Today’s edition includes coverage of the New Year’s […]
31st December 2013

New Year’s Honours

The New Year’s Honours List looks long and once again, full of very worthy individuals who have done some amazing work. However, a small part of […]
30th December 2013

Have you made your genealogical New Year’s Resolutions?

I have never been a great one for making resolutions of any kind at any juncture. However, New Year is certainly a good time to look […]
29th December 2013

When does Christmas officially end?

It’s now Sunday 29 December. Many people will already be back at work – some won’t really have taken a break over Christmas – and others […]
28th December 2013

Fruit and veg

From animals yesterday, to fruit and vegetables today…. Firstly, Strawberry. How many Strawberries were born in England prior to 1900? It would seem just four. Strawberry […]