1st November 2014

Tracing Your Industrial Ancestors

To use a tagline of several fellow genealogists, ‘wouldn’t that be a good title for a book?!‘…. well, it will be in due course. But today, […]
31st October 2014

Ghosts, fairies and evil spirits

This is All-Hallows Eve, better known as Hallowe’en, when witches fly abroad and ghosts, fairies and other supernatural beings are at their most active (oh, so many potential […]
30th October 2014

How much does it cost to be courteous?

Courtesy costs nothing but wins everybody.  In business, courtesy is a must. Courteous letters and telephone conversations built confidence in your business, expand your client base […]
29th October 2014

What is our life?

According to Sir Walter Raleigh, the English explorer, in ‘On the Life of Man’ (1612): ‘What is our life? a play of passion; Our mirth the […]
28th October 2014

What is your role?

Family Wise Limited is all about working as a team. We have dozens of cases, contracts and projects on the go at any one time and, […]
27th October 2014

My birthday began with the waterbirds

The Welsh poet – Dylan Marlais Thomas – was born in Swansea on this day in 1914. The son of a schoolmaster, Dylan worked as a […]
26th October 2014

#43 Granny Baynham’s ‘Aunt Dunt’

Regular readers of my #52Ancestors posts will know that I am lucky enough to have – in the family archives – a letter to my great-grandmother from […]
25th October 2014

How difficult is it?

When a team first comes together, you cannot expect it to perform well. Forming a team takes time and teams often go through recognisable stages as […]
24th October 2014

Wise move, 28 years ago

In 1986, we – the United Kingdom, that is – cut our diplomatic links with Syria over a bomb plot. Breaking off relations with them due […]