It Was Time For a Chang...

There comes a time with most things when it is time for a change. Clothes wear out, appliances give up, websites can look tired, and sometimes it’s just nice to “spruce” things up. I’ve felt that way for a while now about my blog, and I did actually change it...

Reality is Stranger tha...

I don’t often do book reviews, but I wanted to share something about this one with you. Having just finished reading Carol Baxter’s book “The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison and Pursuit” it leaves me without a doubt that...

The Lost Diggers of Vig...

You’ve all heard of the “Lost Diggers of Vignacourt” collection haven’t you? This is the collection of glass negatives that was discovered in a trunk in a farmhouse in France and belonged to photographers Louis Thuillier and his wife Antoinette who lived in...

Discovering Links: Vict...

A few months ago I started a new theme of posts, ones that I have termed “Discovering Links”.┬áThese are posts that lists links that I’ve discovered. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive list, but it is simply ones, generally the not-so-commonly-known ones that...

Trove Tuesday: Men Chas...

It’s been a while since I have done a Trove Tuesday post, but when my auntie-in-law sent me a link to an article about her dad Dick Tester, that appeared in the News newspaper back in 1952, I knew that was going to be my very next post. So we have a group of young men. A fishing...

Blogiversary: Three Yea...

The 3rd of October 2011 is a date I remember. It was the day I sat down to write my first post (and second) on this Lonetester HQ blog. I remember wondering what to write about, and after my “Welcome” post, I decided to take part in Geniaus’ “So You Think...

The Postie Arrived!

Are the days of impatiently waiting for the postman to deliver a letter that you’re eagerly awaiting over? Sadly I think they ‘almost’ are. Thanks largely to email, the days of receiving a letter in the post has almost completely died. Honestly I cannot remember when I...

FGS and RootsTech 2015 ...

Can you believe that it is less than 5 months until the FGS and RootsTech Conferences. Actually 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days according to my countdown timer. That’s right folks, it’s not long, and we even have Christmas before that. So the time is guaranteed to fly by!...

Doing a Whole Lot of Da...

Monday last week was a crazy (weird crazy) day. It started off with a call from a guy about some heirlooms another person discovered, and I’ve been traced as being the “nearest relative who is interested in them (and who won’t sell them off)” – but all of...

The Randell and Robbins...

It was sometime last year that I discovered an amazing family heirloom and have been wanting to share it all with you for ages, and have decided that now is the time. There’s no doubt that family historians get excited over old family photos, but can you imagine the excitement of...