28th February 2014

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know

Every day is a busy day at the offices of Family Wise Limited since my return from Australia…. and we have had some delighted customers this […]
27th February 2014

Ann Ellis – Fruitful wife who talks to herself

For those of you who watched my Legacy Family Tree webinar last night on Searching for Surnames: Challenges, Pitfalls and the Downright Ridiculous, I shared my favourite find in […]
26th February 2014

Lottery winner

With a catalogue of unhappy events taking place in history today – including the bomb explosion under the World Trade Center in 1993 and the hijacked […]
25th February 2014

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Well in fact, just automobiles …. as today marks the 115th anniversary of the first driver to die in a car accident. Edwin Sewell, a thirty-one […]
24th February 2014

Caught in the Act

Between 1788 and 1853, approximately 25,000 women were transported to Australia for their crimes. Around half were sent to Van Diemen’s Land with most of the […]
23rd February 2014

#8 William Henry Bird

My great grandmother – Florence Ellen Bird – was born in Coventry on 25 September 1883 of William Henry and Helena Cora … should have been […]
22nd February 2014

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014

A slightly later blog today after my return to rural Wiltshire from the big smoke. Good heavens – it’s amazing how quickly three days can pass […]
21st February 2014

The marvels of random conversations

If you missed my blog on Monday of this week and/or you are not in any way interested in family history, you may not be aware […]
20th February 2014

Ann B C D E F G H I J K L M N O Q R S T U V W X Y Z Pepper – follow-up

In Tuesday’s blog, I raised the interesting case of Ann Pepper and her ludicrous number of middle names and I was, as I said, intrigued about her […]