I am very, very new to this family tree stuff. I have just started quizzing all my relatives to find out info to get me started. I came from the North East of England (Crawcrook and Sunniside) to live in Cyprus nearly 3 years ago now. No regrets. My husband and I run a business cleaning and maintaining swimming pools and we are really busy. My cousins have researched my Fathers` side of the family but nobody to my knowledge has done my Mothers` side and luckily I think that their name is less common. (it`s Blackbird and Aspinall) I am really looking forward to this, I just wish my Mother would phone me so I can grill her for places and dates. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to getting to know you all better. Are there any Blackbirds out there?