31st May 2014

Died and gone to heaven

Well, Friday’s new offering from Ancestry was pretty interesting but FindmyPast certainly trumped the UK Engineer Lists in my opinion…. but that might well be because […]
30th May 2014

New Ancestry records

Yesterday, Ancestry announced a new record set in their Occupations and Education Collections…. the UK Engineers Records now include lists and membership forms for Electrical Engineers […]
29th May 2014

Oak Apple Day

Did you know it even existed? I didn’t. Otherwise known as Royal Oak Day, Oak Apple Day commemorate the restoration of King Charles II to the […]
28th May 2014

The ability to ‘wax lyrical’ (1911 census)

Dear Ancestors of yesteryear, I am so delighted that you were empowered to fill out the 1911 census forms yourselves, as many of you – mostly […]
27th May 2014

Taking time to appreciate the ‘here and now’

Much of my time is spent with my head in the past, tracing family trees backwards in history, or forwards to locate beneficiaries in wills or […]
26th May 2014

Getting something for nothing

Why is it so difficult to accept something for nothing these days? I bought a scratch card on Saturday for £2 and won £10. That’s fine. […]
25th May 2014

#21 Ann Codling (b. 1803 Simonburn, Northumberland)

Ann Codling was my gggg-grandmother but her name was not recorded on my maternal grandfather’s family tree. The furthest back he had traced was Margaret Robson, […]
24th May 2014

Abandoned Communities

The ghosts of thousands of long-forgotten villages haunt Britain, communities suddenly deserted and left to ruin. Back in 2010, a campaign was launched to shed light on […]
23rd May 2014

Bonnie and Clyde

In the UK, we have many game shows where contestants use their knowledge – or lack thereof – to try to win money. I can think […]