8th May 2015

Operation Barrie

In two weeks time, I will have arrived in Canada. Oh heck! Now must be the time to launch ‘Operation Barrie’ then…. Having just purchased another […]
7th May 2015

Barking up the wrong tree….

Have you ever, during the course of your family history, found that you have been barking up the wrong tree? Put two and two together and […]
6th May 2015

Cat biscuits, Calne and Canada

There are just a few things which you know you can rely on in life. The age old adage is that ‘in this world nothing can […]
5th May 2015

A day in the life of ….

There are some days when I wonder which way is up. Today is one of those days. I think that sleep featured for a short time […]
4th May 2015

Sporting connections of yesteryear

It may surprise you to know that I have been glued to my tablet these last few days. Hard at work but distracted occasionally by the […]
3rd May 2015

Trotters, benders and a retired queer?

Continuing the 1911 census ‘series of nuttiness’, further offerings are today available for your amusement. The first of which is William James Lane of Bethnal Green…. aged […]
2nd May 2015

Unknown, not known and don’t know

Over the years, since I have been writing this blog, I often utter the phrase “What shall I write today?” and mostly, the answer from my […]
1st May 2015

This genealogist’s quirky questions

No two days are the same but some days are, it has to be said, slightly more bizarre than others. This week has been strange in […]
30th April 2015

Wool willies and boob dealers?

Fruit. A common word in the English language. Fairly regularly written and spoken, even if not eaten in enough volume by some of us. So, I […]