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Elaine Report 6 Feb 2005 14:18

Hi Everyone,I'm 52 and have been doing this just over two years.It's so rewarding and addictive,but I love it.I make no excuses I'm totally hooked and just wish I didn't work full you can guess what I spend most of the time doing on my day off can't you...? Elaine


Kate Report 6 Feb 2005 14:36

I'm 27 and started digging in December - I'm quite pleased with the hole dug so far too!!!


Catherine Report 6 Feb 2005 14:39

Coming up to 40 and an only child, of an only child, so started 2 years ago to see if there were any other relatives out there, but it has now become an addiction! My son who is 15 now shares my addiction - feel like a bad parent, making him an addict so young!!! Cate :))


Jane Report 6 Feb 2005 15:01

I added my bit,to this thread and had a thought. We all say "how we wished that we had asked the older generation". And I wondered how far could I go Back. My own memories to the mid 1930's, but I knew my husbands 95yr. old Gran in the 1950's and was able hear her stories of Sat . night shopping in London street markets by the light of Naptha flares., buying food for her 9 girls !! And how she "never trusted that man!! " took all our combined efforts to come up with "Disraeli" Jane


Paula Report 6 Feb 2005 15:14

31 and been researching since May after finding this site via friends reunited


Julie Report 6 Feb 2005 16:17

46.. Started about 7 years ago, but since the 1901 census came online, family and friends think I have become a complete nerd. As my kids say "WHATEVER".. Julie from Devon


Sillius Report 6 Feb 2005 16:33

Angie, Same aage as you + started in October '04 and feel like it's put years on me already! Bestest stuff Nev


Hawthorn Report 6 Feb 2005 16:51

The big 60 this year!! First interest over 25 years ago. It's mine on the 20th Pat!


Olgiza Report 6 Feb 2005 17:00

The big 60 for me too. Been at this for about five years and loving it, brick bits and all. Roger GC

Linda G

Linda G Report 6 Feb 2005 17:33

58 and started researching last May after getting a computer. Mum and Dad both died soon after. They would have loved all the things I have found out. Although my Mum would probably have known half of it anyway. Linda


Lyndsay Report 6 Feb 2005 17:44

I'm 28 and I started when I was about 13 as we had lots of family records which were very random that I put in order then continued from there


Jazzie Report 6 Feb 2005 17:47

Angie - I am 53 and have been researching my Family tree since March 2003. Without GR I wouldn't have found all the ancestors that I now have in my tree - Jazz


Jo Report 6 Feb 2005 18:32

I am 37, started in early 2004. It started as a bit of a joke really as my dad was an only child and my mum had only one sister, we used to say that our tree would fit on the back of a postage stamp! Then I started digging, my paternal grandfather was one of thirteen children, as was my maternal grandmother!!! I now need a VERY large stamp!!! Have now got back to my GGGGG grandfather born in 1795. Thanks to all who have helped my in my searching.

Linda & Tim

Linda & Tim Report 6 Feb 2005 18:56

Will be 45 on Wednesday... and started climbing trees two years ago.


Yvonne Report 6 Feb 2005 20:17

Hi Angie Im 48, I have 2 jobs, 1 full time and 1 part time, so I work 7 days a week. I have been tracing my ancestors since October when I got my computer, but have been trying to help my dad who is 85 for at least a year. He is my main source of information has a wonderful memory and we spend many happy hours going through things. I keep up with my mad life by using the internet at work then at night when I come home from work. I have found I enjoy walking round the graveyards and cememataries and have made lots of dead friends.. Totally addicted and totally mad! Cheers everyone Yvonne x


Carolyn Report 6 Feb 2005 20:19

I'm 46 and have been at it (on and off) for nearly 25 years. I first started in July 1980, I can still remember the day, it was a monday, and my husband (fiance then) sister and I went up to St Catherine's House and were all hooked from that day, so much so that we went back on the wednesday and friday of that week. We had a few years off while bringing up 4 children but are now back on the hunt. I can't think what I'd do in the evenings without it. Carolyn


Eleanor Report 6 Feb 2005 20:20

I'm 22 and started in 2003 when I'm 19. My mum now is working with me on the family history. She's 55 now. Is there any other mother and daughter team? It's a great way to bonding with your mother or any relation.


Molly Report 6 Feb 2005 20:24

Well you have all put a smile on my face...what is so worrying though is that we appear to be complete addicts and slaves to our research. Another thing I do not tell my friends about it 'cos I dont want them to think I am an and hubby already know I am so thats okay! its also great to see that it appeals to the young and not so young alike. Thanks for the replies.


McDitzy Report 6 Feb 2005 20:27

21, started in 1998 when I was 15.


Margaret Report 6 Feb 2005 21:52

I'm 65 and live in Australia! Started last December but only just getting down to serious research. Find it a bit confusing and expensive to go into some sites so will try and join a geneology group here. Hope to get some feedback from people as my family names are among the more unusual with fewer on the list. Ann - Melbourne