Monthly Archives: October 2014

Original family history documents

Whilst the internet speeds up genealogical research it lacks the buzz of discovering an original document and holding it. From a preservation point of view digitisation ensures that old documents remain available to all for ever. Whilst many smaller archives … Continue reading

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Family history research

Genealogy and family history is now the third most popular search on the internet after food and porn. Wondering about one’s forebears has always been of interest to many people and this has increased with the onset of TV programmes … Continue reading

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Will Aid

November is Will Aid month. I used this service a few years ago to renew my will. Great service , reduced price will, and donations go to charity. It is important to have a will and this is a good … Continue reading

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Long-stay travel

Retirement has the advantage of flexibility regarding time. This means that travel can be taken over extended periods and a more intimate knowledge of places visited can be achieved. Although travelling alone can be exhilarating and different one misses the … Continue reading

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Travelling alone – a new experience

Travel should be an opportunity to tickle the senses but in practice it is not always that simple. Business travel creates an opportunity to visit places but in a cocooned environment of first-class hotels, fine restaurants, and business class flights. … Continue reading

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Don’t retire from life

Retirement from paid employment comes to us all but it should be no excuse for retiring from life. It took me two years to wind down from the state of wanting another full-time paid job which was confirmed when a … Continue reading

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Law changes today for those who do not have a will!

Today sees a change in the rules regarding what happens to the assets of someone who dies without leaving a will. Without a will an estate passes to family members using strict criteria in law. Read the changes to the … Continue reading

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