I am Nigel, living in London, but originating from Banbury, Oxfordshire. I got interested in genealogy when I did a school project on ancestors. I had to speak to my grandmothers and made notes of what they told me about their parents and grandparents. Later, after they died, I was so grateful for these notes when I started doing research online.
However, perhaps like many, I have found that my tree grew unwieldly, and lots of merges, matches, merge inconsistencies, and added branches made it all a bit difficult to manage, and I took a few years off. I am back, and want to tidy things up, and love this site as a safer, more collaborative, and more soundly sourced place to contribute.
I look forward to getting stuck in, and using proper sources to cut through the confusion. It's always good to hear from (distant) cousins too.