15th December 2013

Of Old Christmas Day

Some years ago, we were researching down in Devon at what was then the Devon Record Office, now Devon Heritage Centre. Searching for a marriage at […]
14th December 2013

Festive cheer

Feeling a little more festive, having completed most of the Christmas Family History projects, I thought I’d have a dabble in the census again and this […]
13th December 2013

St Lucy’s Day

Today, is the feast day of St Lucy, patron saint of blind people, who was martyred at Syracuse in the early fourth century. A devout Christian, […]
12th December 2013

Forbidden to marry

A wonderful image was sent our way today which requires little explanation as the sentiment is quite clear…. It is rather odd to note though that […]
11th December 2013

Enumerated twice?

Back in the days before digitisation of censuses, it was often a great achievement to find the person or family you were searching for within a […]
10th December 2013

What a wonderful day….

A semi-‘day off’ and a trip to the city of Hereford to visit some friends. Lunch in the Cloisters Cafe in the Cathedral was, of course, […]
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), […]