Playing hide and seek with my Manchester ancestors

Posted by Web Operations on 24 November 2010 in General, Guest Bloggers, Record Collections

By Claire Vaughan, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine Discovering my great great grandparents, Frederick and Mary Bland, in the 1891 Manchester census at the Family Records Centre in London was my first real genealogical hit. That was 13 years ago and I’ve been a family history devotee ever since. But I had no… Read more

Shoulder to shoulder with all who serve – the history of Remembrance

Posted by Karen Richardson on 11 November 2010 in General, Guest Bloggers

By Alisha Chapman, The Royal British Legion Whilst most people are aware of The Royal British Legion, fewer know the fascinating stories that make up our history and shape what we do today.  As a charity, we are often asked what the significance of the poppy is to Remembrance and how the Two Minute Silence came… Read more