Welcome to my 2020 family history site
Now in its 13th year the total content stands at about 200 webpages, plus images.
Geoff Royle, Cheadle, Cheshire, England
This is a self-training exercise, so if you enjoy watching a 'primitive' at work
please come in and follow my slow progress as the story unfolds.
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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 encircle the Forest of Family Trees and I am well aware of the honesty 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. "
(And only a child's mother has any chance of naming the biological father ! ed.)
However the internet is a very public place, and a leap of faith among strangers can be very rewarding.
© 2008 - 2020 Geoffrey Royle G4FAS
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05 May 2019, 11:55 am (epoch)
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