15th June 2014

#24 The Hayhurst family – book edge gilders of Holborn, London

Ann Hayhurst was my great-great-great-grandmother. Born 8 January 1841 at No. 8 Le Grand Place, Lambeth, of James and Ann (formerly Tungate) Hayhurst, Ann was their […]
14th June 2014

Expect the unexpected

There are hundreds of Rootsweb lists and Facebook groups, bloggers and ‘newsletter’ publishers online. Trying to keep up with Feedly every day is almost impossible…. but […]
13th June 2014

Darkest Peru

Paddington Bear was a polite immigrant bear from darkest Peru, with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment, enabling it to hold far more items […]
12th June 2014

Deep into Africa

When we had this superb – haha! – idea for the Family Wise blog through June, we had no idea how little there is in relation […]
11th June 2014

The National Archives of Australia

A few years ago at Thame in Oxfordshire, David Evans spoke at a Guild of One-Name Studies Conference about records ‘down under’. Within his lecture, he managed […]
10th June 2014

American Tuesday….

Around the world in the month of June continues with American Ancestors Tuesday…. and the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The first genealogical society to […]
9th June 2014

European Monday

I love blogging. Why? Because every day it challenges me to find out something new, or develop a little snippet of knowledge I have into something […]
8th June 2014

#23 Ann Sillifant of Pancrassweek, Devon

William Sillifant was baptised in Pyworthy in 1808 and married Mary Petherick in 1833 in Ashwater. Both Pyworthy and Ashwater are very small, rural parishes near […]
7th June 2014

Saturday: family history in Asia

Did your ancestors go adventuring? The thrill of the unknown was irresistible to many people during the nineteenth century. They dreamed of bringing the benefits of […]