My Family in 1939

Here in the UK, a census has been taken almost every ten years since 1841. There were a few censuses before that, but before 1841 they only counted people – they didn’t include lists of names. These census records are released 100 years after the date of the census and this data is of great […]

Genealogy Primer

A friend saw me mention my interest in genealogy and asked for some tips on getting started. Rather than letting my reply languish as a comment inside the Facebook Walled Garden, I thought it would be worth publishing it here too. This is a very quick introduction. If there’s enough interest, I might write it […]