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About me

Occupation Volunteer
Location Barnsley, United Kingdom
Introduction I'm a mature perpetual student. I studied with the Open University from 1998 to 2014, history mostly. I enjoy volunteering at the local Archives transcribing old documents and helping other people with their Family History queries. I like to think I'm pretty good at IT for someone of my age group, so I can often assist there as well. I've been researching Family History for over twenty years, and I've been a Campaign for Real Ale member longer than that. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease just over nine years ago and had to finish work seven years ago. I reinvented myself as a Local History speaker, currently specialising in WW1 Soldiers and War Memorials. I am an Official Remote Volunteer for the IWM's Lives of the First World War and War Memorials Register projects.
Interests My other interests include Real Ale, Family History, Science Fiction, and for escapism, a nice historical novel.