A window on history

I've been doing some research over the past few months that makes extensive use of the new indices recently published by the GRO of their birth and death registers for England and Wales. There are techniques available now that were not available without them....

Posted on Sep 27, 2017

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Promotional still from the 1938 film The Lady Vanishes,

The Lady Vanishes

Process Records Wright

Anyone who has been researching their family history for any length of time will recognise the problem: you find a woman in a census with her parents but after that she falls completely out of sight.  In England and Wales, I find it a particular challenge for women born in the last part of the...

Posted on Nov 2, 2016

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My website has needed an update for a very long time, and I've finally got around to it — or to starting it, at least.  It will always be a work-in-progress, but it now has a brand new look and feel that will (I hope) make me more inclined to update it regularly, especially as my work on reviewing...

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

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