19th February 2014

The windscreen wiper – who knew?

Every day is a new day and an opportunity to learn more about the world. Today, I discovered who invented the windscreen wiper! Would you Adam […]
18th February 2014

Is that really necessary?

Sometimes, when carrying out genealogical research, aren’t you left wondering ‘Why on earth….?’, ‘What on earth….?’ and ‘surely not?!’ One instance is the birth of Ann Pepper in […]
17th February 2014

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014 – see you there?

Years ago, the Society of Genealogists ran an annual event (starting back in 1993) at the Royal Horticultural Halls. Combining forces with the BBC television show […]
16th February 2014

#7 James Foulds Gosling

Looking back at my maternal grandfather’s family tree – drawn out before certainly before the 1980s – I am always amazed how much information he amassed […]
15th February 2014

Decimalisation and The Next Generation

Today, having only just arrived back from Australia (yesterday morning UK time!) following the Unlock The Past cruise (yes, cruise report to follow), I am in […]
14th February 2014

A week of lesser known London sources – Day 5

Following on from yesterday’s blog detailing an offering from one of commercial sites, today to the School Admissions and Discharges for London, available via Ancestry. Accessible […]
13th February 2014

A week of lesser known London sources – Day 4

The world of family, local and social history has changed immeasurably over the last decade. As a young amateur family historian, I remember searching those enormous […]
12th February 2014

A week of lesser known London sources – Day 3

The Historical Hospital Admission Records Project has been in existence since 2001 and is a project to create a database of late nineteenth and early twentieth […]
11th February 2014

A week of lesser known London sources – Day 2

Ever wondered what it was like to live in the first million person city in modern Western Europe? London Lives makes available, in a fully digitised […]