About Me.

A Family Tree researcher for over 30 years and a blogger since 2010, I love to share what I find. This blog has opened up a new way to contact and keep in-touch with both family and friends. It mightn't always be genealogy related and you might not agree with my point of view but I want you to comment, ask questions and look upon this blog as 'friends having a chat'.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

April 12 - J is for Jiigsaws

I love doing jigsaws and now have an app, on the iPad, for them.  I can remember as a child doing the jigsaws, on boards, that had the spots marked for the pieces. I progressed to boxed ones.

So what of the history of jigsaws.  Good old Wikipedia says,

John Spilsbury, from London is credited with using a marquetry saw, to make the first puzzle, around 1760.
That long ago!

Jigsaws come in a vast range of sizes and shapes. Some are even 3D. Me, I tended to stick to around 500 pieces, with the cardboard ones.

According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, doing jigsaws helps keep the brain active and my help in the prevention of this disease.

I love my app and now use jigsaws to help with the boredom on long flights.

Bye for now,


  1. My family history research is the most difficult jigsaw I have to put together!.

    Lilian what's the app you use for jigsaws - would love to try it out.

    1. Maybe that's why I don't need to do them...but I'd give the app a go..less mess.

  2. WE are a family of jigsaw-ers! My Grampa used to cut some out of wood with his saw for my Mom and the family during the war. When I was young we always had a huge jigsaw going on the table that everyone could pitch in on. When I was a teenager my Grampa would buy me times ones. I still do jigsaw puzzles - so relaxing and keeps the brain working!
    Thanks for stirring such good memories on a day I needed them!

  3. Who knew...there really is an app for everything! I've done the odd jigsaw in my time but I'm not a devotee. I so more with the grandkids ;) I'm obsessive so I want to keep going till I'm finished if I start one. My sister-in-law loved them.

  4. What apps do you recommend Lilian?

  5. I love them as well. I tried an app once, but just wasn't the same for me.