9th December 2013

The power of networking

To be part of the Family Wise team, part of the job description states ‘thou shalt not be a shy, retiring wallflower’ and later, once employed, […]
8th December 2013

Will you accept the genealogical challenge?

Regular readers of the Family Wise blog may well remember the Christmas letter to FC blog post on 17 November. I am still hopeful that FC […]
7th December 2013

A date which will live in infamy

On this day in 1941, the Japanese launched an attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor (it pains me to spell it that way), […]
6th December 2013

A week of wonderful websites: Day 5 – the final frontier

Today, I bring you…. The World Factbook. Originally published semi-annually (until 1980) as the National Basic Intelligence Factbook, county entries included sections on Land, Water, People, […]
5th December 2013

A week of wonderful websites – Day 4

Today, is all about newspapers…. Consulting newspapers, periodicals and magazines can provide plenty of background information about your ancestors. The British Library‘s newspaper collections are among […]
4th December 2013

A week of wonderful websites – Day 3

Today’s offering for readers is the three Gs! Three for the price of one – now where can you find a deal like that these days? […]
3rd December 2013

A week of wonderful websites – Day 2

May I present to you, Histpop …. a website which provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to […]
2nd December 2013

A week of wonderful websites – Day 1

The National Archives holds over eleven million historical government and public records, one of the largest archive collections in the world. From Domesday Book to modern […]
1st December 2013

1 December

Traditionally a day to begin opening the doors on the Advent Calendar but also, in 1990, the day when mainland Britain re-joined continental Europe. The final […]