For some years now I have had a passing interest in family history.
This became a more prominent interest after my stroke, and I was more or less housebound with plenty of time on my hands.
I have in the last year or so expanded my research, so that I have taken the family tree back to 1490, (on one branch of the family) and the mid 1500s on another.
I have contacted some distant relatives ( eg one lady who shares a great – great grandfather with me ) and spent many hours deep in censuses (censi ? ) from the 1841 to 1911 censuses.
I have unearthed some interesting skeletons in the family cupboard, and in time I’ll post some details.