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7th June 2019

DNA tests: Are they always accurate and how can we interpret them?

Ah DNA. It doesn’t get enough credit sometimes! Or does it? In this blog we address the half-truths about taking DNA tests, what you can use […]
9th April 2019

H is for House

Bish, bash, bosh, a video has been made! Take a look at how houses have changed through the years here.     From one video to […]
8th April 2019

G for Graveyard: Why do we have so much respect for the dead?

Is a graveyard the same thing as a cemetery? Believe it or not, graveyards and cemeteries are not the same thing. In fact, a graveyard is […]
5th April 2019

E is for Emotion

It’s fair to say that the offices of Family Wise Limited can be a very emotional place at times. Our work ranges from finding heirs to […]
3rd April 2019

C is for Childhood

In today’s blog, we have 18 short poems we would like to share with you. Each poem will be in the first person of a child […]
2nd April 2019

D is for Death

    Causes of death have been recorded in burial registers and civil registrations for hundreds of years.  Some of the terms are now archaic, old-fashioned […]
2nd April 2019

B is for Bastardisation

Where did the word originate from?    The English dictionary refers to bastardisation as two things: To debase or corrupt To declare illegitimate This transitive verb and […]
1st April 2019

Blogging from A-Z April Challenge: A for Asylum

Asylum – a place of refuge or a house of horror? Asylum is a word we hear often. Thousands of refugees escaping from peril in their […]
28th February 2019

From tough fishing towns to lacy night gowns: the life of Ginette Dixon

Our story starts with Giovanni Rossi, a lad like any other, growing up in the north-east of England. Employment opportunities at this time favoured those who […]