8th September 2014

What is a Lady Wimborne Cottage?

Growing up in the village of Canford Magna, many things intrigued me about its history. The main residence, Canford Manor was sold in 1923 and became […]
7th September 2014

Who would call their son Lord?

The short answer is, my great-great-grandparents! Henry (sometimes Harry, otherwise Harry Timothy, occasionally Timothy Henry) Kitcher and his wife, Eleanor Ann (nee Beavis) had nine children […]
6th September 2014

Farnborough Air Show 1952

Today in 1952, a DH.110 crashed at the Farnborough Air Show killing thirty-one people, including the pilot, John Derry and onboard flight test observer, Anthony Richards. […]
5th September 2014

Which Nobel Peace Prize winner died today?

On being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she said: “I am grateful, and I’m very happy to receive it, in the name of the […]
4th September 2014

How do you know when you should trust someone?

Trust is an enormous part of our business and also what makes us so successful in what we do. It is also part of everyday life…. […]
3rd September 2014

The start of World War Two

There has been much discussion and focus upon World War One this year – indeed, I am speaking in Guildford tonight on exactly that topic – […]
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 […]