Welcome to my family history web site, Born and Bred ~ A Yorkshire Family.
It was put together towards the end of 2004 to present information on my family tree that may be of use to others who are researching any of the families contained within this site.
Round about the middle of 2005 I decided to give the site a major facelift and changed how it all worked. In 2010 the site underwent another major redesign, with a new look and feel and more information, I hope you like the changes.
The first time I did anything with my family history was when I helped my father put together the story of his parents life for their Golden Anniversary back in 1986. I then promptly forgot about it for a number of years. It wasn't until the end of 2002, when both my grandfathers had died that I once again got interested in tracing my family history and since then it has become an overwhelming passion.
As previously mentioned, I have been actively researching my family history since 2002 and have traced my paternal line back to the mid 1700s. I am currently trying to put the 'story' into the family history of some of my ancestors by bringing together the information I have discovered and placing it in the context of the times they lived in.
I used to work as a software developer producing a wide range of computer programs and web sites, however, I was lucky enough to be able to retire in June 2020, something I don't regret at all. I am married and live with my wife in the North Yorkshire village of Church Fenton. We have three children, but they have now either flown the nest or are at university, so home is a little quieter these days.
Finally, I am always happy to hear from people regarding a possible family connection, so if you think there is a connection, why not drop me an e-mail.