Jim and Carol Ackroyd
We have been researching our
'Family Trees' now for over 30 years. We have over 17.000 names that we have
researched so far! My wife Carol, does most of the hard work I'm afraid! But we
often go to visit old Churchyards and research rooms together. Some of these are
found in beautiful towns or villages. So we make it a day out, often stopping
off at a nice country pub for lunch.
We now have many 'distant
relatives', around the world, with whom we keep in regular contact, using the
Internet's messenger and email services. We also have our own
site'. Please take a look.
This site is an extension of our
research in a way, as in trying to help newcomers we also learn new things
ourselves from our visitor's feedback! There's always something new to learn.
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Sit back and relax:
Now, I suggest you make a cup of tea/coffee and sit back and relax. Browse around the
site and explore, 'til your heart's content.
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Don't forget our
Links' page, (a lot of work went into locating some of these hard to
find sites!) which is crammed with some very useful resources for the
researcher, such as, where to find census information, Location of
'The Commonwealth War Graves Commission' and much more...
If you feel you'd like a bit
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Popular Hobby: Tracing your
family tree, or genealogy, (there is a difference but don't worry about
that right now), is fast becoming one of the most popular hobbies on the
planet! ....In fact, it has
been said that genealogy is now second only to angling in popularity!
Actually it's much more than
a hobby because by researching your ancestors and recording your ancestry,
you are creating a LEGACY, not only for your own offspring but for future
generations who will be so grateful that you took the time to record their
Here are the rules!:
Rules?.........You'll soon learn there are no rules. There are however
plenty of dead ends and wild geese to chase!
But don't be put off. Here
are some of the benefits of this great hobby:
You WILL get around
to seeing (and maybe meeting for the first time) some of your long lost
relatives. You will also enjoy this..........believe me!
You obviously have access to
the Internet........Or you wouldn't be reading this........So you will
soon be using one of the messenger services to chat with distant
You will definitely meet
lots of new friends (researching their family trees).
You will begin a whole new
social life when you join your local 'Family History Society'.........Which
you MUST! For that is the one place you will learn the most about
your new hobby. (We have put a list of
'Family History Societies' on this site).
That's just a brief outline
of this fascinating hobby which we have come to love.
We hope you enjoy your visit
to our site. If so, tell your friends - if not please tell us!
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