1st July 2014

1 July 1837 – a date we will never forget!  

On this day in 1837, civil registration of births, marriages and deaths was introduced in England and Wales. Hallelujah! Prior to that, a parochial system of […]
30th June 2014

Where has this year gone?

Today is the last day in June. Half the year has gone….already. When I worked for someone else – in a Monday to Friday job (kind […]
29th June 2014

#26 Thomas Petherick (1823-1907)

Thomas was baptised on 22 June 1823 in Bradworthy, Devon of Daniel and Elizabeth Petherick. Daniel was a labourer of Bradworthy, who married Elizabeth Cory in […]
28th June 2014

Politics, Drugs and the Seoul Olympics

The 1988 Olympics were held in Seoul, South Korea, a nation that turned democratic in order to welcome the world to the Summer Games. North Korea, […]
27th June 2014

Peruvian Earthquake – 31 May 1970

In parts of the world which, due to faults in the Earth’s crust, are particularly vulnerable to earthquakes, people learn to live with the risk and […]
26th June 2014

British Empire – Colonial Africa

For the final blog on Africa, we thought that today – in the absence of many genealogical resources other than those for South Africa – we […]
25th June 2014

Transportation to Tasmania

In February this year, I was lucky enough to be transported to Tasmania. My experience was a pleasurable one….. on Voyager of the Seas,a Royal Caribbean […]
24th June 2014

Federal, state and county

Family history is very popular in North America and there are many family history societies which can assist people with the records of a particular state or […]
23rd June 2014

The beginning of the end

And so begins the last week of continental family and local history…. Challenging? Yes. Enlightening? Yes. Better than watching England matches in the World Cup? Definitely, […]