14th October 2013

Prostitution in 1911

Continuing my entertaining searches in the 1911 census, I marvelled today at the number of ice cream manufacturers/sellers born in Italy. But, I moved on quickly. […]
13th October 2013

Suffrage, in many facets

Last night, I spotted an interesting tweet about a page in the 1911 census, making mention of the suffragette movement. And so, just before the witching […]
12th October 2013


How many times do you compliment people each day? Each week? Sometimes, it’s all too easy to go through life only picking up on the negatives. […]
11th October 2013

Good record keeping

T’would be fair to say that yesterday was something of a long day. Beginning with the usual Thursday breakfast networking meeting, I left home at 6:30am […]
10th October 2013

The daftest question you’ve ever been asked….

Today, I thought I would share with you another Heir Hunting case we worked on just last year. The case was regarding a gentleman who died […]
9th October 2013

Variety is the spice of life

Each week, I attend a network meeting to inform other local business people about Family Wise and what we do. 60 seconds, once a week, to […]
8th October 2013

Exciting times….

What a lot of excited family historians there have been these last few days….! Those who submitted their lecture proposals to the 14th Australasian Congress on […]
7th October 2013

Watch out graveyard! Here I come!

Many readers who reside in the south of England will have woken up to thick fog this morning and a climate which unfortunately shows that we […]
6th October 2013

Family History Christmas

I am guessing that for most people, the last thing you want to think about is Christmas right now but, as I write, it is only […]