Hi all. I am a 1st British descendent, living in South Africa. My dad comes from West Hartlepool & i have only once met my grandmother, when i was 12. My only brother has moved to the U.K. with his family & recently had a son there, which pleased our dad.:biggrin: . So the "Storey" line continues.
I have 3 children, age; 25, 23 & 14. 2 boys & youngest is a girl. I dont know much about family history but would love to learn more about where my grandfather, Wallace James Storey came from.
Looking forward to further discussions
Greetings to one and all,just trying to get the hang of the site before settling in to post my own requests?or do you term lookups as something else?
Now,where to begin/
I am male,older than I prefer,retired sometime now(gosh just look at the clues) Actively researching my family name for almost ten years,and still finding many brick walls,so am hoping that fellow researchers on this site will work wonders for me???
I have my own personal web site which I launched last September,and keep busy trying to keep it updated as best I can,anyone wishing to view my site just contact me through this forum?
I have been married a while now,(being a little guarded) I have five children,(one son and four daughters)and yes there are a few offspring from those,and those again.
Main hobbies these days are Genealogy,a little gardening,and I run a club,just to arrange a Christmas dinner each year for past friends etc.
We all can relate to brick walls & it's nice to poke a hole in one occasionally.
So post your requests with as much detail as to dates, places & names. There are a great bunch of people here who are only too willing to give a hand.
We get as much of a buzz helping to find others ancestry as our own.
My name is Beverley, I am married 3children, 2 step children. All left home.
I live in Yorkshire and am a school librarian (we have a very stuffy image but I assure you it is not true).
My interests are family history, painting, reading, gardening, home renovation, birdwatching and walking.
I have gone back in my research to mid 1700's.
You have done well Sorry I hope I am not sounding patronising - but that's great. To crack the 1800's into the 1700's is brill!
Alex, I'm off to Aberdeen next week, only for a few days, but I'm regularly up in the highlands - well to be fair I go all over in Scotland - Campbelltown, to Dingwall, Aberdeen down to Berwick on Tweed over to Stranraer and any where in between! Great place. love going there
Hi everyone, great site, haven't worked out how to use everything yet, have looked at the long list of wanted names, if I see one that I am interested in how do I make contact with the person who submitted the name. Looking forward to chatting in here, in the meantime happy ancestor hunting to everyone.
Hi, I have just joined and hope to discuss family research with others on the forum. Although I have lived in South Africa for many years I was born in Scotland and all my genealogical interests are in Scotland and the English Midlands.
Hi, I'm Julia and I usually live in Lancing on the south coast of England, near Brighton. But for the past year and for the next couple of years we are living in a small and very beautiful, especially when it snows, village called Heuchlingen which is an hour out of Stuttgart, Southern Germany. With luck I will now have enough spare time to hopefully smash a couple of the brick walls in my family research:biggrin:
I live in Bermondsey, South East London with my partner and youngest son, who both tell me I spend too much time on the computer.
I started researching my families back in June and am only just stepping into parish record territory.
I'm lucky to have three cousins (once removed) 91, 85 and 81 who have been a great source of information and very interesting stories.
So on the whole I'm quite new to genealogy, or perhaps it should be geneography because I've been all over the country (only on the computer though) to unknown places searching for my long lost forebears, and it's fascinating.
Hello everyone - I am yet another family history buff and look forward to making your aquaintances here in the forums.
After 12 years teaching in FE and until recently managing distance learning in a local college, I am hoping to upgrade my 'hobby' knowledge to a deeper understanding, in time enabling me to apply my teaching/training expertise to this field.
I love the Internet and the opportunities it has opened up for delivering learning and sharing knowledge - and I often loose myself meandering and wandering from one interesting place to another! I am developing a genealogy website and post reviews there of the interesting things I find.
I am researching my own lines when I can and currently helping others researching Warwickshire ancestors from a distance, in order to get more familiar with local sources (my ancestors are from elsewhere).
Hi I'm Jenny. I live in Worcester but I am originally from Sheffeild.I have had the genealogy bug for about three years.I love doing my voluntary work with the WRVS and an organization called The Expert Patients Programm.I have been married twice the second time very happily for 23yrs my husband is 75.I have two daughters from my first marriage both who have children the eldest has a boy aged 17 and the youngest a girl who was 4 last Christmas Day.
I am new to this forum, having spent time on Ancestry and Genes Reunited accessing the readily available data. I am now in a position where I need more tips on how to access the older records, or less easy to find.
In particular the Irish records for Hall and Crawford from County Tyrone is where I have hit a stop.
Hello everyone - I am very new to family researching as well as using a laptop. I am amazed that i have got on to a few sites,problem is i have used various passwords so keep getting lost never mind i will get there. I was on a site the other day with a chat room now I cant seem to find it, I am intrested in Arscott and Chappell both families originated from the west country but latter settled in South Wales.