I am a 60+ Yorkshireman living in Leeds, England. I am retired, married to Jayne and have two grown up children and three granddaughters and one grandson.
My interests include reading, listening to music (especially Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band), going to see live music and doing family history research. I am also an armchair sports fan and support my local football (soccer) team – Leeds United (the best team never to have won the European Cup).
I decided to write a blog to record details of my family history and my efforts to trace my ancestors. I know not everyone is interested in family history and that includes members of my own family. For some people life is about now and where you are going. I agree with that but for me knowing how I got here and what came before is fascinating.
I don’t expect to find that I am related to money, to royalty or that my family made (and lost) a fortune. I have however found some interesting facts and stories about some of the people in my family tree. I want to use my blog to tell 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century stories in a 21st century way.
If you find my blog interesting or even if you don’t I welcome your comments and stories about your own family history research. If by some remote chance that you think we might be related you need to know that I am not rich, I am not famous and there are no family heirlooms with your name on.