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 […]
14th January 2015

Writing a will

Last week, I wrote about the importance of leaving a valid Will…. so that the people you want to benefit from your estate, do. Personally, I hope […]
13th January 2015

Who knew? (So many acronyms!)

The world is positively littered with acronyms. There are probably hundreds of thousands (if not millions) in use today. I try to avoid using them as […]
12th January 2015

Why plan?

Planning prevents poor performance, so the saying goes. In fact, some people extend the phrase to include another P…. but we won’t talk about that. Everyone […]
11th January 2015

Are you prepared?

Years ago, when I went on holiday as a youngster, we used to have handwritten lists of things we needed to pack. We might have left information with […]