18th March 2014

Fascinating stories

We all have them. But how interesting are our stories to others? Well, it depends how you tell the story really…. This morning started early with […]
17th March 2014

Happy St Patrick’s Day

In the late fourth or early fifth century, the possibly Welsh-born patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick, was captured by pirates and sold to slavery in […]
16th March 2014

#11 William George Sillifant of Ashwater, Devon

William George was the first child of Richard and Mary Anne (nee Jordan) Sillifant. Following their marriage in 1870, William George was born in early 1871 […]
15th March 2014

Never stop learning

Writing this blog each day is a constant learning curve. From new discoveries about my own ancestors for #52Ancestors to delving deeper into family, local and […]
14th March 2014

Carrot v Stick Approach

On this day in history, Admiral John Byng (born 1704), the son of the 1st Viscount Torrington, George Byng, was executed in Portsmouth in 1757. He […]
13th March 2014

When did they die and where were they buried?

Hatched, matched and dispatched…. family historians are often more interested in the hatching and the matching, than the dispatching and more often than not when I […]
12th March 2014

Thinking out of the box

Anyone who knows me will know that I hate clichés but thinking out of the box really has been the order of the day today. Moving […]
11th March 2014

Unlocking your potential

Sir Winston Churchill once said ‘it is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link […]
10th March 2014

‘The thing that was to change all our lives’

The uncomplicated, yet very fitting words of H. V. Morton, regarding World War 1 and the effect it had on every community in Britain (and of […]