2nd September 2014

Damned if you do and damned if you don’t

Do you ever get that feeling that no matter what you do regarding a particular issue, it’ll be wrong? The First Lady of the United States […]
1st September 2014

#35 Albert H. Day and Eli(z/s)abeth C. Fielder

Albert Henry Day was born on 29 April 1866 of William and Sarah (nee Taylor, sometimes Tayler) Day of Raleigh Place, Enfield. He was the couple’s […]
31st August 2014

The Future of Professional Genealogy

In yesterday’s blog, I promised to feedback on the Symposium at the end of WDYTYA discussing The Future of Professional Genealogy. I was invited to attend by […]
30th August 2014

Day 2 at the SECC

Having spent an exceedingly enjoyable evening with over thirty professional genealogists last night in Glasgow City Centre, the walk to the SECC from the Ibis this […]
29th August 2014

A day at the SECC

Today’s blog is a little later than usual, for obvious reasons. I am not in the office but I have been ‘working’ all day at the […]
28th August 2014

To Glasgow I go

…. and I am pleased to say that I chose the quick route. Currently, if I was driving, it would apparently take me 6 hours and […]
27th August 2014

The Earth – antics of yesteryear

The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in Indonesia (then the Dutch East Indies) occurred today in 1883. The volcano had become active in May but this was the climax of the […]
26th August 2014

Arrested, tried and guillotined

The French chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier was born today in 1743, to a wealthy family in Paris. The son of an attorney at the Parlement of Paris, he inherited […]
25th August 2014

What makes one more successful than another?

Today marks the anniversary of the first recorded person to swim from England to France. Starting from Admiralty Pier in Dover, Captain Matthew Webb made the […]