Ian Harry Arthur Argall

Ian Argall

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Ian H. Argall
Born 1930s.
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Biography

Ian Argall was born in England in 1938 to William Argall of Penzance, Cornwall, and Gladys Fantham who came from Birmingham, Warwickshire; they had married there in 1936. It was unfortunate that Ian did not know his grandparents; his maternal grandparents had both died before he was born and his paternal grandfather died when Ian was six months old. His Cornish grandmother died some 400 miles distant when Ian was aged seven. His father, William, died in 1946 and Ian was sent off to boarding school at the age of 8; in doing so, Ian lost touch with many of his father’s relatives. In post–war Britain, travelling to Cornwall was difficult so keeping in touch with remaining relatives there was poor.

Ian joined the Royal Air Force in 1956, and was sent to Canada for pilot training in 1957. After a tour in North Africa, Ian developed diabetes and his flying career was cut short. He retrained as a Logistician, and specialised in information technology (IT). He married first in 1965 and became the father of two daughters; this marriage ended in divorce in 1983. Ian remarried in 1990 and moved to Munich in Germany where he was attached to NATO for almost 4 years. He returned to the UK towards the end of 1993 and was posted to an IT project in London where he served until his retirement from the RAF as a squadron leader in 1996.

On retirement, Ian became a Committee Member of the Huntingdonshire Family History Society where he ran the publications sales. In that job he introduced Internet on–line trading for sales of Society material. He also set up the Hungdonshire pages for Genealogy UK and Ireland (GENUKI). When he moved to Cornwall in January 2000, he subsequently took over maintenance and development of the GENUKI pages for that county, a job which he still has. In 2005, Ian was elected a member of the executive of the Cornwall Family History Society and in 2006 he was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Society, a position he held until 2009.

He is deeply involved in genealogy with a profound knowledge of the subject and especially as it is applied to Cornwall. He also registered a One–name Study of ARGALL in 1991 with the Guild of One–name Studies . This study had originally begun in 1972 (although it wasn’t until 1991 that he had obtained a Personal Computer to record the information in an organised way) and has continued ever since. He is married to Sandie, and lives in Porthallow, in St Keverne parish, on the Cornish coast overlooking Falmouth Bay.


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On 14 Aug 2017 at 09:37 GMT Stephanie (Obrien) Meredith wrote:

Hello Ian thank you for allowing me to join your family tree. I shall look forward to working along side you.

Stephanie

On 7 Jul 2017 at 17:07 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Ian

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/420406/weekend-chat-all-members-are-invited-july-7th-9th-2017

The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 10, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!

See you there! Dorothy

On 3 Jan 2017 at 14:50 GMT Lissa (Patterson) Callahan wrote:

Thank you for accepting me into your trusted list Ian. I'm hoping I can give you many insights into Wallace Patterson. Hoping I can gain some myself

On 17 Nov 2015 at 01:12 GMT Michael McCook wrote:

Should have it now

On 27 Oct 2015 at 09:41 GMT Drew Teague wrote:

Hi Ian!

I've started a Teague Name Study project, and I’d like to invite you to join it. I'd also like to add your Teague relatives to the list, so all Teague researchers can more effectively collaborate.

Hope to see you on the project! Drew

On 1 Apr 2015 at 22:01 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hi,

I noticed your new Club 100 badge.

Congratulations ☺

Keep up the nice work,

Guy

On 21 Mar 2015 at 23:25 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Ian,

How are you doing? Hope you're enjoying our site.

Our vision is to build a collaborative tree. Please make sure to look for duplicates on WikiTree before adding a profile. Having dates and locations attached to every person assists in our mission as well.

Feel free to check out How To Use WikiTree. It's a great step-by-step guide.

Also Help Index with links to topics you may have questions on. Don't forget our G2G Forum where many of our generous members help each other out.

And of course, I'm here to help in any way I’m able. Just ask!

Robert ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 20 Mar 2015 at 08:26 GMT Gilly Wood wrote:

Excellent, thank you, Ian -

You're now a member of the WikiTree Community.

Please note we're trying to build one Collaborative Tree which means ONE profile per person. It is important to ensure no duplicates are entered as you add Profiles to WikiTree.

If you'd like any help, see the help section from the menu, top right, or visit the G2G forum. You might want to check out this 5-minute introductory video a member created.

Our Mentor Team is a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to help you.Thank you for helping to build our shared tree!

- Gilly

On 20 Mar 2015 at 08:22 GMT Ian Argall wrote:

I have a One-name Study already of ARGALL, and am a member of GOONS (No 2082). I would like to volunteer a vast amount of information which is already on my website at www.argallfamilyworldwide.com. I am not sure whether the WikiTree rules for creating a One-name Study is a duplicate of what I have been doing over 45 years. The database is over 12,000 persons of which 3000 are ARGALLs. I don't want to tyupe all that detail in again.

Help me to understand please.

Ian Argall

On 20 Mar 2015 at 07:54 GMT Gilly Wood wrote:

Hello Ian,

Welcome as a guest to WikiTree! We're growing a worldwide family tree, striving for ONE collaborative profile per person.

To Start:1. Our Honour Code is a very important part of why our community is such a friendly place to grow your family tree so please take some time to read it. 2. Feel free to ask a Question at our G2G Forum. Our help pages, menu top right - very useful information.

Want to join us? Click the volunteer Button and leave a message here on your profile saying that you would like to contribute. - Gilly



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