29 October 2009

The medieval village of Fawsley is a fascinating historical landscape, but it's also home to a possible literary connection

09 October 2009

Earlier in the week I was teaching a course about the history of poverty in North-West England between 1600 and 1900 and the wealth of material which we could use to investigate the subject was impressive.

23 September 2009

With spending cuts in central and local government now topping the agenda, the axe will inevitably fall on record offices, libraries and museums. So will heritage and local history become another victim of the financial crisis?

03 September 2009

Is the outbreak of the Second World War something we should be 'celebrating'?

02 September 2009

Alan Crosby visits the unsavoury side of Salisbury in the 1851 census

27 August 2009

Those with Irish Catholic ancestors should welcome a recent aquisition by the Society of Genealogists, says Else Churchill

19 August 2009

The issue of bigamy was raised in the Kim Cattrall's episode. It’s a very familiar theme to me – not personally, I hasten to add, but from my own family history.

13 August 2009

If Heir Hunters can rustle up a family tree in a day, just think what you can do in 14 days...

07 August 2009

Family history has become a very competitive business in the last few years – and it seems to me the big players are getting ready to square up to each other.

24 July 2009

I’m glad to say the Society of Genealogists is in the position to do something positive to help family historians and relieve pressure on staff at TNA. Anyone who needs personal help with starting their family history can book a free session with our community officer.

18 July 2009

I was in South Wales last week, visiting a wide range of historic sites, and I was very impressed with the work of those who are the guardians of our heritage. The sites, such as Kidwelly Castle, are beautifully maintained and a smelly latrine chamber beats any online resource.

17 July 2009

Davina's episode takes Sarah on a roundabout route to a newspaper clipping that places her great grandfather in the Boer War.

15 July 2009

I am entirely in favour of wider access to the National Archives (TNA), and I am no less in favour of family history. But I am gravely concerned by what is happening at there.

13 July 2009

I think Alan Crosby is being harsh about the National Archives (TNA) supposed bias toward family historians. All statistics show that family historians comprise by far the biggest group of users of archives. 

09 July 2009

Find out what life is like at the Society of Genealogists with Else Churchill's blog coming on alternate Fridays.

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