23rd January 2015

Social media. Good or bad?

Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay. When I was a small child, computers had barely been invented. Only rich business people […]
22nd January 2015

Dear Ancestry

Dear Ancestry, I woke up this morning and was utterly delighted. Your new indexes included ‘England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2013‘ AND ‘Scotland and Northern Ireland, Death […]
21st January 2015

Laugh lots….

A later evening blog today as it has been rather hectic in the world of FWL. We are having several rooms in the office repainted (all […]
20th January 2015

Actions speak louder than words

How many times have you heard someone say, ‘Actions speak louder than words‘? It’s true. They do. Everyone makes mistakes in life. None of us are […]
19th January 2015

When can you be 100% certain?

When searching into the past, we all rely on the accuracy of historical sources. Most of us won’t draw conclusions based on one source and will […]
18th January 2015

Amateur vs Professional

During the course of 2014, this was a ‘hot topic’ in genealogy. As well as many informal discussions, written articles and blogs, there was also a […]
17th January 2015

New indexes on Ancestry

I am quite sure that I won’t be the only one blogging about Ancestry’s new addition …. The UK Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects (1901-1929) have […]
16th January 2015


Genealogy/family history/whatever-you-choose-to-call-it is a popular pastime these days. I don’t think it was anywhere near as popular when my great-grandmother was asking questions about her ancestry […]
15th January 2015

Who was William Robson?

Each Sunday in 2014, I blogged about one of my ancestors. The ingenious master plan (#52Ancestors) was hatched by Amy Johnson Crow and, as regular FWL […]