About Me

mum and meI’m working on this research with my mum, Ann. that’s us in 2008 on my last visit to the UK on a windy day in the Lake District.

I’ve never been particularly interested in family history until this year. I think the Duke Ormsby mystery was interesting enough that it pulled me in and now I’m hooked! I love piecing things together and that thrill you get when you suddenly find something after hours (weeks… months!) of searching. And I love learning history through coming to know family members. It all comes to life so much more when you feel a blood connection.

Duke Ormsby was my dad’s relative but we lost my dad in 1995. This project is one way we can feel in touch with him. I do wish we could tell him all we have learned. I think he would have loved to know.

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