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, […]
22nd June 2014

#25 Maria Jane Baynham (1865-1943)

The eldest surviving child of William and Maria Jaycock (nee Steer) Baynham, Maria Jane was born in March 1865 on Albany Street, Regents Park just eighteen […]
21st June 2014

East India

The British India Office Collection is a rich resource for those with ancestors who lived and worked in India. The records they hold date from the […]
20th June 2014

Chilly…. Oops, I mean Chile!

Chilly? England – amazingly – is anything but cold today. We are bathing in 24˚C, sunny, warm weather over here. And tomorrow is the Summer Solstice – […]
19th June 2014

The Boer War

Two separate Boer Wars were fought between the British Empire and two independent Boer states with the Second Boer War (1899-1902) being the one commonly known […]
18th June 2014

Suffrage down under

It’s not a pet subject of ours per se, but looking back over the past year, a couple of references have been made to the Suffragette […]
17th June 2014

Colonies and migration

Former British colonies are important from a genealogical perspective for several reasons: they have been the destination of emigrants from the British Isles (some voluntarily, some […]
16th June 2014

Back to Europe

After the recent sporting escapades this weekend, Europe seems like a place that the English might not wish to focus on this morning. Though we played […]