12th November 2013

The Samaritans …. and acrobatic performances

Reverend Edward Chad Varah was born on this day in 1911 in the town of Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire. His parents, William Edward Varah and Mary Atkinson, married […]
11th November 2013

The eleventh day of the eleventh month

And so endeth The Genealogist’s A-Z and yesterday, many of you were left wondering what Monday would bring …. in more ways than one! In fact, […]
10th November 2013

Z is for….

….and finally, Z is for zigarius – a nineteenth century term for a gypsy. On historical documentation, you will rarely find reference to families being gypsies, […]
9th November 2013

Y is for….

…. Generation Y. Ah ha…. you thought it would be Y-DNA didn’t you?! Globally, generation Y (gen Y) refers broadly to individuals born between 1975 and […]
8th November 2013

X is for….

….how exasperating the day appears to be today! Desperate not to do X for illiteracy or the obvious X for Xmas, there does still need to […]
7th November 2013

W is for….

…. well, it was going to be about Workhouses. Then I changed my mind and decided to make it about Women in War (one of my […]
6th November 2013

V is for….

…. Victorian Crime and Punishment. Sensational murder stories in the Victorian era sold newspapers and crime fiction in a way that had never been seen before […]
5th November 2013

Unbelievable continued….

OK, so I have become slightly obsessed with stupid names today, possibly to the detriment of the ‘to do’ list but it has certainly brought laughter […]
5th November 2013

U is for….

…. Unbelievable. Russell Ash comments in Potty, Fartwell and Knob, that ‘some are born with strange surnames, some are blessed, or cursed, with unusual first or […]