14th April 2016

K for Kin

A person’s closest living relative is frequently referred to as their ‘next of kin‘. In the United States, this has a legal definition. However, in the United […]
12th April 2016

J for Juggling

During the course of our research, we do a lot of juggling. Juggling of hundreds of projects with different expectations, time scales, client requirements etc. Lists […]
11th April 2016

I for Investigation

When you are welcomed into the working world of FWL Towers, Investigation is added (by deed poll) to your name as a new (additional) middle name. That’s what […]
9th April 2016

H for Heirlooms

Wouldn’t we all like some family heirlooms?! During WDYTYA? Live, there have been a fair few knocking about as Eric Knowles and Marc Allum became ‘Heirloom […]
8th April 2016

G for a Gaggle of Genealogists

It could have been genealogy but that would have been too obvious! Bearing in mind where most of the team are at the moment, it would […]
7th April 2016

F for Families

What else could F possibly be for? But, by crikey, families are funny things. There is an idiom, “you can choose your friends, but you can’t […]
6th April 2016

E for Electoral Registers

From 1841 to 1911 (in England, Scotland and Wales), we have a census each ten years. Handy…. though not completed for genealogical purposes! If they were, […]
5th April 2016

D for Departure

Much of our work is about departure, in some fashion or form. Departure from this world to another, either with or without Will. With is mighty […]
4th April 2016

C for Certificates

They are a genealogist’s best friend, right? Erm, wrong! Civil registration began in England and Wales on 1 July 1837 and Scotland joined in on 1 […]