You could be forgiven for thinking that being a family history researcher is not a seasonal job. But each year as Mothering Sunday approaches my inbox swells with queries relating specifically to mothers, and then as June approaches the same thing happens with Father's Day.
So far this year is no different. This week I've appeared as an expert on BBC Radio Wales' Jamie and Louise programme, which means I get to chat live on air about my research, offering advice and even get the chance to surprise some listeners with information that has remained elusive.
Three years ago, Anna Whiston-Donaldson, a mother and writer in Virginia, experienced the almost unimaginable pain of losing a child. Her son Jack drowned in a creek just up the street from the family's home. He was only 12. Donalds... Read Post
With Mother’s Day fast approaching and my own mother far, far away (at her computer), I’ve been thinking about some of my favorite TV mamas. There are so many classics — June Cleaver, Harriet Nelson, Clair Huxtable, Roseanne Conner,... Read Post