|Hi to all our visitors.
First I'll explain why we have two sites, (we have several actually but
more of that later). My wife Carol runs Ancestral Ackroyds which
can be found at
http://ackroydfamilyresearch.co.uk and a very good job she makes
of it too! But I (Jim Ackroyd) would like to add my own input and as we
each have our own PC's it makes sense to have a site each. that way we
don't get in each others way. So was born Ackroyd Ancestry:
So whilst this site has much of the
original site, it will also have some differences.
Please let me know if you like it and
remember we are not competing but simply trying to increase our combined
Researching your family
history is a great way to make new friends and meet relatives, some of
whom you may never have met before.
Over the years, since having our web-sites, Carol and I (Jim) have increased our data-base
ten-fold. So anyone contemplating building a family history web-site would
be well advised to go ahead. (Info on
building your own site)
We have made contacts from all over the
world, many of them conversing with us on a regular basis.
The Internet, used properly is a
wonderful tool. You can 'chat' with someone in real time at the other
side of the world, using one of the many messenger services that are
Although this site is called 'Ackroyd
Ancestry', we are researching hundreds of different names. Every
time an Ackroyd marries, another name is introduced into our 'family'.
Of course including Carols family (Nolan), in our research 'inevitably'
doubles our tree in size.
Therefore 'researching your family
tree' is never ending, nor should it be.
If you haven't started your own
research yet, be prepared for a lot of hard work. At the same time you
will derive mountains of pleasure from your task. Lots of advice and
http://familyhistory4all.co.uk and a free
* * Newsletter * * too!
We hope everyone, experienced or not,
will get some benefit from our site. If you look around you will find
lots of advice; information and articles. If there is something you
would like to see, just email us and if it's possible, we'll put it on
You will also find a page full of
interesting links. e.g. Any Ackroyd will enjoy the link to the
Slide' article, 'The Day The Mountain Fell'. There were Ackroyds
involved in this tragedy. Well worth a read.
Look through our 'Guestbook', you may
spot someone you know or someone that lives close by. And don't forget
to sign it yourself.
Take a look at our
'Articles', some serious and some funny
but all worth reading.
Don't forget to
, as we add information regularly.
And most of all, enjoy your visit.
P.S. Please bear in mind that 'most' but
not all of this site is written using British English.