New member introducing myself

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Hi, I've been researching my family histories for the last two decades or so. My family has it's origins in the modern period in the Forest of Dean (Smith (Sigh!), Goode, Pearce), Wales (Jones (Sigh!) Gilfellen), Scotland (Muirhead, McChesney) Ireland (Finn, Geoghan, Speed, Mullen) and Germany/Denmark (Spanjer, Ross). I've been fairly successful all things considered, found the life story of my Grandmothers brother who she didn't know about - Lovell Glendower Tresham (A Smith and I am not sure why his name changed tho there is an interesting article about a cat burgler in Adelaide with that name). He died in the Rayuku Maru incident in WW2.

I also discovered the deaths of my Great Great Grandparents in Runcorn from Typhoid which orphaned my Great Granny...

All interesting. I'm looking forward to finding not too distant ancestors and helping others along. I'm reasonably competent as a researcher now days... :-)
WikiTree profile: Lawrence Finn
in The Tree House by Lawrence Finn G2G Crew (340 points)

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Welcome to WikiTree Lawrence, I think you're going to enjoy the site as much as I do!

There are loads of fun features in the drop down menu at the top. If you use familysearch you'll probably like the Find>Familysearch matches. Another great one is the rootssearch tool. Don't be shy...let us know if you have questions.

Happy connecting!

by Pam Cormac Smith G2G6 Mach 4 (45.2k points)
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Hi and welcome to Wikitree, Lawrence!

You sound like you have some interesting stuff to research! Come back here to the forum if you have any questions along the way.

If you click on the green tags at the top of your profile you will connect with other members interested in the same topics as you. Give that a try!

Good to have you aboard!
by Peggy Watkins G2G6 Pilot (268k points)

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