For me, family history has always been more about lives and stories than names and dates. Researching my family history has stimulated more interest in our past than history as taught at school ever did. In the course of my research I have come across butchers, carpenters, shoemakers, sailors, shipbuilders, accountants, canal workers, teachers, criminals & refugees (as well as my fair share of agricultural labourers).
Here are some of the areas that I'm currently researching as background to my family history.
Last update: 6 Jun 2005