8th March 2015

International Women’s Day – Suffragettes in 1911

All around the world, International Women’s Day is being recognised today – representing an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. In […]
7th March 2015

Winning medals

It’s the European Indoor Athletic Championships this weekend. I’ve managed to find a few minutes to watch some of the coverage (after a meeting of surname […]
6th March 2015

Good vs bad choices

This morning was (yet another) early start. Out of the house by 5:30am. Ugh…. Hey, I shouldn’t complain I guess as I used to be up five […]
5th March 2015

How special are you?

Well, I certainly felt special when I returned to the office this afternoon to find no less than FOUR special deliveries were being held for me […]
4th March 2015

Far and wide

As local, social and family historians, our work at FWL is diverse. One day, we could be investigating a house history in Lincolnshire and the next […]
3rd March 2015

The value of ‘being nice’

Some days I blog about genealogical finds, sometimes I write about FWL and sometimes it’s slightly more random …. Often people say ‘how do you find something […]
2nd March 2015


What do you want to achieve this year? What are your goals and aspirations? How are you going to accomplish your objectives? Back in 1949, a […]
1st March 2015

The Sunday Surgery

I do love a good random search of various websites for unfortunate names, don’t you? Well, this weekend has been the turn of the ailment department. Measles, […]
28th February 2015

Even (or only) on a Saturday

So what did Saturday hold for you? How many of you had a leisurely day off? Watched some sport on the television? I’ll lay money on […]