27th July 2014

#30 Sarah Lobb, or was she Routley (1805-1855)

Many years ago, I dabbled with one of my Jones trees. You know the branches you rarely touch? Well, Jones tends to fall into that category […]
26th July 2014

Collaboration and networking

This week has been all about collaboration and networking for me. I have been out of the office researching in record offices for two days – Surrey […]
25th July 2014

Happy Birthday

... to Louise Brown – now Mullinder – thirty six years old today! She was the world’s first ever ‘test tube baby’, born in Oldham General […]
24th July 2014

Curiouser and curiouser

This week has been a week of heavy duty research for us here at Family Wise Limited and we have discovered that we have a problem. […]
23rd July 2014

Let the show begin

40,000 spectators in the stadium and over a billion people worldwide are about to be treated to a stunning night of entertainment from Scottish icon Rod […]
22nd July 2014

Repentant sinners and prostitutes

22 July is the feast day of St Mary Magdalen who was the patron saint of pharmacists, hairdressers, repentant sinners and reformed prostitutes. A strange concoction […]
21st July 2014

The challenges of the work-life see-saw

Life …. work …. life …. work …. what is the right balance? Well, we (me and Mr FWL) are trying to tip the balance a […]
20th July 2014

#29 Margaret Robson, later Gosling (twice) (1829-1911)

Margaret Robson was the second – but the only surviving – child of William and Ann (nee Codling). Baptised in the parish of Morpeth, Northumberland on […]
19th July 2014

Who knows the story of Lizzie Borden?

Born today in 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie’s mother died in 1863 and her father, Andrew Borden, married Abby Gray two years later. In 1892, […]