8th January 2014

On this day …. 8 January

Today, in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Presley – the undisputed ‘King of Rock n Roll’ (apparently) – was born. He began singing in the local Pentecostal church choir, […]
7th January 2014

A Rainbow update

Those individuals who have been born in England or Wales with the name Bungle appear to have some variations in their surname and hence are multiply […]
6th January 2014

Focus on Rainbow

What were they thinking? Up above the streets and houses… the theme encouraged us to envisage an average town, filled with average houses. Now, let’s choose […]
5th January 2014

A Challenge for 2014

Are you up for the challenge set by Amy Johnson Crow… 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks? The challenge is to have one blog post each week […]
4th January 2014

Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish

The Womble Patrol continues….  fourteen children born in England and Wales between 1994 and 2005 called Tobermory and indeed four named Tomsk between 1996 and 2004. […]
3rd January 2014

Long way from home

Sometimes I hear researchers say, ‘I wish I could find out where s/he was buried’. On many occasions, it is a long way from where they […]
2nd January 2014

Sadly, no Snodgrass Womble

Thanks to the wonderful @TidyBag, the Wombles Wikipedia page has duly been corrected – and vastly improved I might add – to note that in fact, […]
2nd January 2014

The Womble Challenge!

And so, 2014 begins with another display of OCD in the office of Family Wise. In between Heir Hunting cases and an anniversary family history gift […]
1st January 2014

New Year Womble – challenge

Wow – words fail me! New Year Womble died aged 95 on 19 December 1948 in North Carolina! So, who can find Orinoco Womble, Great Uncle […]