In message <010701c08b2f$b7d09d80$57c760cb(a)co.nz>, Shirley Arabin
Barney, when are we going to see your family history in print? You
popping up with interesting people so often.
Quite a bit of it already is - you just have to know where to look. My
study is a good place to start, but the keys are hard to get hold of.I
am not one of those people who believes in plastering everything they've
ever discovered all over a website. This particular grandfather wasn't
all nice though.He abandoned his young family and ran off with the
married daughter of one of the Lord Mayors. He earned quite a reputation
in the RAF in WW2 as a disciplinarian who bordered on being a martinet,
and the ultimate crime was that he became a stockbroker!
I often give a wry smile when I hear people complain about their lack of
interesting and well-documented ancestors , as I have almost the
opposite problem. Sometimes I long to find one who was on the receiving
end of parish charity rather than administering it. Founder members of
the Royal Society, Directors of the South Sea Company, Members of
Parliament and Archbishops are all relatively easy to research, but ag
labs in my ancestry are thin on the ground...
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