New member introducing myself

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Anyone out there remember me? Aged 77, brought up in Hackney, east London, went to Owen's School, Islington, then became editor of three trade magazines.
WikiTree profile: Mervyn Gilbert
in The Tree House by Mervyn Gilbert G2G Crew (580 points)

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Hello Mervyn,

familysearch.org has your birth quarter in Jan-Feb-Mar 1943 at Pancras Registration District, London, England and your mother's maiden name as Malinofsky.

Record Collection: England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

I'm wondering about the trade magazines that you mentioned. Hope you will post more information and ask some questions.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
I worked as a junior reporter on the Loughton Express & Independent local newspaper before moving into trade magazines. I was news editor on The Caterer & Hotelkeeper and later finance editor on the Grocer, where I worked for 20 years.

In between, I was editor of Shopping Centre and then Modern Home Buyer. My most recent position was editor of Cash & Carry Management.
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Welcome to WikiTree Mervyn.  I had a look to see if we have your Gilbert ancestors in the Gilbert Surname & DNA Project and if your family is related to other Gilberts in London that  I know about.  I assume that your father was Aaron Gilbert.  Was he born in London or is that another Aaron.  Have you researched his ancestors?

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gilbert-14414

Chris Gilbert

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Gilbert_Name_Study
by Chris Gilbert G2G6 Mach 2 (28.1k points)
edited by Chris Gilbert
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Hello Mervyn, and thank you for introducing yourself to us in our g2g forum.  You are getting off to a great start in WikiTree by asking questions.  This is the correct place to start.

It looks like you are creating interest in your family already. How great it would be if you became a family member and added Gilbert as a tag.  You would be able to find more information about your family, and you might already have family members on WikiTree.

Thank you for joining WikiTree, and I hope you grow to love it as much as I do.
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
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Hello and Welcome to the WikiTree Family, Mervyn! :)
by Greta Moody G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
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Welcome to Wikitree Mervyn. I hope you enjoy researching your family with the Wikitree community.
by Rosalie Neve G2G6 Mach 8 (84.5k points)
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Hope you find everything you are searching for.   Welcome to the Wikitree family!  Anything you need just ask here on the chat.
by Loretta Morrison G2G6 Pilot (135k points)

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