22nd February 2019

Estrangements and taboo arrangements: the life of Hilary Nott

Alistair died in challenging circumstances a year or two ago. A life that had not been easy from the beginning had come to a tragic end […]
21st February 2019

From bench to slab: the life of Jim Booth

Life did not begin easy for Jim. Technically he wasn’t a Leicester man at all; he was from the north-east. The kids took the mickey out […]
18th February 2019

LGBT History Month: An introduction

Amidst all the preparation and business we have going on here at FWL, for the next couple of weeks, we’ve prepared some great stories to share […]
15th February 2019

Rootstech – We’re going! (again)

RootsTech – I’ve been attending for four years now! How is that even possible? I have to confess, in Year One (back in 2016), I had […]
12th February 2019

Tips and tricks: The do’s and don’ts of family history research

To know one’s family is to know one’s own, as the saying goes. For some, immediate family may be enough, but for others, it may be […]
11th February 2019

The benefits of learning about your family history

You may have been reading our previous blogs for national storytelling week and hopefully, the stories we told have inspired you to learn about your own […]
2nd February 2019

NSW: Saturday – Kicking about the family tree

Clive Talbot died in 2016 in London. His father was in the Royal Artillery during World War II but in his normal working life, was a […]
1st February 2019

NSW: Friday – Conceived in the Asylum

Some cases are easier to crack than others. Often-times we are aware that someone has passed away without leaving a Will. We have their birth certificate, […]
31st January 2019

NSW: Thursday – What happened to unwanted babies in the 1900s?

Naomi Hicks, daughter of Billie (part 1) Billie’s story. Billie’s parents lived in two-bedroom terraced cottages in Middlesbrough, surrounded by industrial workers and labourers. Reading through […]