5th March 2014

Lost English country houses

Although initially, I had no intention of having a theme for this week’s blog entries, the Internet Sites for Local Historians: a directory is literally such […]
4th March 2014

Capital punishment …. for websites of doubtful quality

The quantity and variety of historical resources available on the internet is increasing at an extremely rapid rate and these represent enormously valuable research tools. However […]
3rd March 2014

So, you think you know it all….?

During the Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014 event, it was great to catch up with various stall holders who, over the years, I […]
2nd March 2014

#9 The Steer brothers

At the top of my Steer tree – provided by my grandfather in the 1980s – was Joshua Steer: The # links to another comment on […]
1st March 2014

Happy St David’s Day – Hapus Dydd Gywl Ddewi

Hapus Dydd Gywl Ddewi….. St David (or Dewi) is the patron saint of Wales. Although little is known about his life, he was said to have […]
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 […]