I was born in the front bedroom of our house in Seaham. I attended Byron Terrace Junior Mixed School and Seaham Grammar Technical School. I attended Didsbury College of Education in Mancheter and qualified, as a teacher, in 1975. I worked at Hathershaw School in Oldham from 1975 - 1987. In 1986 I married Birgit Wilms. In 1987 we moved to Bonn in Germany, where I accepted a position at the British Embassy Preparatory School. In 1987 our daughter, Helen, was born. In 1988 our son, Christopher, was born. In 2001 I was made redundant and also separated from Birgit. Fortunately I gained a position at the newly formed Bonn Inernational School. After my divorce, I met my current wife, Kathy, at school. In 2004 we moved to Qatar to work at Doha College. We married in 2005. In 2006 we left Qatar to take up positions at Rock Creek International Scool, in Washington D.C. Sadly the school declared bankrupcy at the beginning of 2007, so we moved to Berlin, Germany, to help set up a brand new bi-lingual school. We worked here until we both retired at the end of January 2018. We now live in Kathy's home town of Ames, Iowa.
On 18 Oct 2018 at 17:08 GMT Karen (Finnerty) Butler wrote:
As you have been a member of WikiTree for a few weeks now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.
Has the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:New_Member_How-To been helpful or left you with any questions?
I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.
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On 4 Oct 2018 at 21:58 GMT Ludwig Kraayenbrink wrote:
Thanks for volunteering! You are now a full member of the WikiTree community, and can start adding your family. Let me know if you have any questions.
Since WikiTree is different from other genealogy sites, we have a guided tour for new members at New Member How-To. Feel free to work through the How-Tos at your own pace.
Once you add profiles to WikiTree they become searchable and in my experience persons interested in these profiles will contact you and may provide further information to expand your family tree.
Great to have you on board, enjoy, and good luck growing your branches.
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