2nd April 2014

Day 2 of the A to Z Challenge: B for Bravo

….Well done! Great job! Bravo! Congratulations! How many times a day do you say something positive to someone? By email, letter, verbally or even online? It’s […]
1st April 2014

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

Am I up for the challenge?  Do I have what it takes? …. of course I do! Here’s to the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge. Bring […]
31st March 2014

The history of the Eiffel Tower

On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was opened on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Named after the engineer, Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed […]
30th March 2014

#13 Good ‘E[a]v(e/a)ns! Elijah Evans, born 26 January 1888 West Bromwich

When my grandparents moved to Tenerife, my mother was left with the suitcase of family treasures. Within the documents, very little appeared to be known about […]
29th March 2014

A few sandwiches short of a picnic

Long term readers of the Family Wise blog will realise our appreciation for the weird and wonderful names (and transcription of names) in the global historical […]
28th March 2014

Sometimes it’s best not to….

I started young in this ‘profession’. In fact, one of the first articles I wrote was titled I’m too young for family history! I’ve always been […]
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 […]