2nd October 2016

1841 census infuriates many

Every ten years since 1801 (excluding 1941 due to the World War which was being fought at the time), a census has been taken. The first […]
29th September 2016

The result are in!

On 27 August, we uttered a word which made people gasp – Christmas …. in August!?! We offered our readers the opportunity to win a family […]
26th September 2016

The importance of reliability

Ever since I left school, I have always known how important it is to be reliable. No-one ever sat me down and told me why, or […]
23rd September 2016

World Wars and naming patterns

Those of you who are regular readers (thank you!) will know that, at FWL, we have a penchant for names and particularly, ‘stand out’ names. We will […]
20th September 2016

When the obvious, isn’t….

Baffled, that’s what I am right now. Utterly baffled. In all honesty, I could leave this post right here and those two sentences (short though they […]
16th September 2016

Marmite – are you a lover or a hater?

This week, the Rockstar Genealogist Award Winners have been announced. It has been great to see the genealogy community ‘come together’ and congratulate those who have […]
13th September 2016

Oh heavens…. A Rockstar? You are kidding….

Times when I am speechless, shocked and amazed are few and far between for me…. Having seen the Silver and Bronze winners in the UK list […]
10th September 2016

The Three Musketeers

It’s a historical novel by Alexander Dumas (1802-1870). Weirdly, in the list of Three Musketeers, Wikipedia lists four (confused?!) – Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D’Artagnan. One […]
8th September 2016

194 years ago today

…. Prince Dom Pedro I (nicknamed “the Liberator”) declared Brazil’s independence and tonight marks another new dawn in Brazil’s history. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games opening ceremony […]