Hi everyone. Like me, you may have wondered about your ancestors, where they lived, and their occupation. My name is Rachel Dunkley and I absolutely love genealogy - as you probably gathered!!! This passion led me to create this website.
I have been researching my genealogy for over 20 years and can honestly say I have not found a more rewarding - or sometimes frustrating - hobby.
I have definitely been on a roller coaster of emotions since the day my Dad told me his father Frederick William Dunkley came from Roade in Northamptonshire. I had already gone back two generations from my Dad and I wanted to find out more, and more about their lives. The genealogy bug had hit me.
My great-grandfather Herbert Dunkley (1867-1922)
Looking at that first Census Return was one of the most exciting things I had ever done - there in black and white on the 1871 Census Return for Roade was my great-grandfather aged 4 with his parents Isaac and Jane Dunkley. Further research revealed Jane's maiden name was McJannett.
My grandfather Harry Richardson (1907-1990)
Since that day, my family tree has grown, both on my Dad's side and my Mum's. I have also been able to connect with family members I did not know about before and thus I have been able to form new friendships and relationships. I have recently found a lady I have known for a long time is in fact related to me - you may find a similar circumstance applies to you.
My grandmother Ethel Priscilla Baker (1904-1994)
The reason I created this website is to help other people to research their own genealogy and gain the same enjoyment and pleasure I have done over the years.
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