15th March 2014

Never stop learning

Writing this blog each day is a constant learning curve. From new discoveries about my own ancestors for #52Ancestors to delving deeper into family, local and […]
14th March 2014

Carrot v Stick Approach

On this day in history, Admiral John Byng (born 1704), the son of the 1st Viscount Torrington, George Byng, was executed in Portsmouth in 1757. He […]
13th March 2014

When did they die and where were they buried?

Hatched, matched and dispatched…. family historians are often more interested in the hatching and the matching, than the dispatching and more often than not when I […]
12th March 2014

Thinking out of the box

Anyone who knows me will know that I hate clichés but thinking out of the box really has been the order of the day today. Moving […]
11th March 2014

Unlocking your potential

Sir Winston Churchill once said ‘it is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link […]
10th March 2014

‘The thing that was to change all our lives’

The uncomplicated, yet very fitting words of H. V. Morton, regarding World War 1 and the effect it had on every community in Britain (and of […]
9th March 2014

#10 George Smith of Exeter, Devon

Sometimes family history research brings more than its fair share of challenges when another really common name pops up in your ancestry. Evans marrying Evans, Williams, […]
8th March 2014

International Women’s Day

At the International Socialist Women’s Conference in Copenhagen in 1910, International Women’s Day was established. Initially the aims were to promote the rights of women and […]
7th March 2014

How did it come to be Friday already?

Good heavens! How on earth did this week pass us by so quickly? I think the short answer is, we haven’t stopped here in the offices […]