8th May 2016

Harry Houdini – characters who hide

… or worse, disappear…. we all have them. Every family. Why oh why do they do that!? Is it to challenge the genealogists of the future? Did they […]
6th May 2016

The craziest of schedules

Dear Diary (the calendar and planning kind of one), I am, quite frankly, shattered. Exhausted to the point of not posting a blog yesterday. Why, you […]
3rd May 2016

I am a survivor!

But heavens, how did I survive? I have done the A to Z blogging challenge before but this year seemed so much harder…. we are certainly […]
30th April 2016

Z for Zealots

There have been a few tough nuts to crack during the A-Z blog and the last of the lot, Z, had a fairly short list of […]
30th April 2016

Y for Youth

The best time to start doing family history is ‘in your youth‘ as there are (hopefully) family members from older generations still around to assist with names, dates, […]
28th April 2016

X marks the spot

This was always destined to be one of the more challenging letters of the A-Z blog list. X can always revert to the lazy X…. along […]
27th April 2016

W for Wonderful World of Webinars

Modern technology is wonderful. When I first started researching my own family history (when I was a “microbe” – Pa FWL’s parlance for being a youngster, i.e. under […]
26th April 2016

V for Vaccination records

“What?” I hear you shout. It’s rather unlikely that the parent taking their child to the Public Vaccinator in the nineteenth century to be vaccinated for smallpox […]
25th April 2016

U for Unrealistic

Oh, how many possibilities there are with this title! How many people in the world claim that they are descended from King Oojamaflip? Or they have […]