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Subject: Re: It would be interest me to learn why.......
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 11:52:04 EDT
I have always been interested in history in general and had dabbled in
family history for a few years, but until I had my computer and discovered
genealogy on the internet, I made very little and very slow progress.
My main areas of interest are Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, with a
smattering of Lincolnshire, Dorset, Somerset, London and Essex thrown in with
various members of the different families. As I live in Derbyshire I can
quite easily follow up those with visits to the Records Offices and a very
good Ancestral Research Group Study Room! Nottinghamshire is reasonably
easy, too. My problems come with the "distant" counties!
I have made a huge amount of progress in the 15 months I have been
researching seriously. One of my families seems to have had a wanderlust,
emigrating to USA and Canada, and I have contact with relatives of this
family in about 10 US states and British Columbia, Canada. I also have a
couple of Military gentlemen, a Marine and a Grenadier Guard.
It's a fascinating hobby - and don't you get a good feeling when you find
something new or trace another generation back!