This is where it all started. Geneological research. I had a head start on many reearchers because of Aunt Gertrude’s stories, but I can vividly remember the thrill of discovering that my researches confirmed that generation after generation what she had told me was true, hmmm !!, well at least was confirmed by the available records.

Was it from the genealogies that I learned that John Stanley’s first wife was called Ximene? No of course not.

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