A little about me

I was born in 1951, and have lived all my life first in St Albans (Hertfordshire, England) and then (since 1970) in South East London, apart from a year as an exchange student in Schenectady, New York (USA). I have now retired from paid employment, but remain active in my local community. I have a 42-year old son and two grandchildren.


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Print publications
'Every Man His Own Football', Freedom 39.16:16, 20 August 1978
'DNA Fingerprinting – Some Implications for Genealogists', Genealogists' Magazine 23.1:10-2, March 1989
        —— reprinted in Family Tree Magazine 5.10:6, August 1989
        —— reprinted in Familia (journal of the Genealogical Society of South Africa) 28:1:131-134, 1991
'. . . But Who Were They?', Family Tree Magazine 7.1:14, November 1990
'A Handful of Quaker Families', Quaker Connections 10:23–6, March 1997
'The impact of photography on Quaker attitudes to portraiture', Genealogists' Magazine 27.2:21-24, June 2001
'The Friend and The British Friend as Sources for Quaker Family History in the Nineteenth Century', Genealogists' Magazine, 2003
'Robert Foster', article in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004
'The Foster Family', Quaker Connections 32:7, July 2004
'Quakers in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography', Quaker Connections 35:30–33, July 2005
'How on earth did I get here?', Quaker Connections 51:3–5, November 2010
'H.G. Wells and anarchism', Anarcho SF: The Obsolete Press Irregular Anthology of Anarchist Science Fiction, Volume #1, ed. Rich Dana, April 2014
'Listening to Our Ancestors', Quaker Connections 69:22–45, November 2016
'Quaker Family History from the British Newspaper Archive', Quaker Connections 83:13–18, July 2021
Book review: A Grand Spell of Sunshine. The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith, Quaker Connections 88:30–33, March 2023
‘Family History in The Retreat Archive’, Quaker Connections 89:3–6, July 2023

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