About me

My background

Little Me

I grew up in Amble, a small coastal town in North-East England. Went to school in the county town of Alnwick. Ventured further afield to Stirling University in the 70’s. Returned to N.E to work in Newcastle for a few years, then headed for London in the 80’s. In 1986 I moved to Norway for a two year assignment and stayed. Living in Norway makes it an interesting logistical challenge getting time to dig into archives in the UK, so I really have to focus on good preplanning internet research to get the most out of each trip back to the UK.

Who do I think I am?

My childhood memories indicate humble beginnings from lines of pitmen and fisherfolk, with my parents’ generation being the first to break the mould in terms of lifestyle and location. I am curious about how my ancestors lives were constrained by the situation they were born into and how their constraints and choices have impacted on my own personality and lifestyle.

4 thoughts on “About me

  1. This is brilliant and so far user friendly ,will be much better than looking up family on Ancestry. Had a stroppy reply from an American lady a while back after asking her how she was related to us after saving a census from my tree.Don’t get too technical as you upgrade or you’ll have to provide an idiots guide for me

    • Thanks. Now I get to see how comments work. Planning to use this for the more general information and will still use Ancestry and GenesReunited to publish the factual trees and seek more info. Promise not to get technical. Once I get a bit further under way I would like to put some of your ancient Ormstons on here too if that is OK with you. Think I might put some of them into a section on unusual names.

  2. Hello Lynda

    I was recently nominated for an Ancestor Approved award by two fellow genealogy bloggers. One of the requirements of being given the award is to nominate a further 10 people. So I have nominated you. I really enjoy reading blog posts they are really interesting and varied.

    Anyway here’s a link to my blog post about the award http://mikeydawson.wordpress.com/

    Mike
    You Don’t Choose Your Family

    • Cheers Mike, the nomination is much appreciated. I will try and take a closer look at the award at the weekend. Just had a quick look at your “You Don’t Choose Your Family”. Some great work there. Given me some interesting ideas. Thanks, Lynda

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