Welcome to my 2016 family history site
Founded 2008

Geoff Royle

This is a self-training exercise, so if you enjoy 'watching' please come in
and follow my slow progress as the story unfolds.

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There are also earlier experimental pages at :

Marcus Tullius Cicero c.55 BC said,  " To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child,
for what is the worth of human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history ? "

Cynics circle the fringes family history research and am well aware of the precision they expect.
So I add the following quotation from a North American newspaper of 1905 which has sharpened my wits in this quest.
" Genealogy is not a science. Public records are defective and too often entirely wanting.
Private records and cemetery inscriptions are far from infallible. Family traditions are liable to addition and subtraction at every step.  
And besides, the "Father of Lies" has an unknown number of  representatives dead and living. "

However the internet is a very public place, and a leap of faith among strangers can be very productive, often attracting a surprise affirmation.

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© 2008 Geoffrey Royle G4FAS