|About Derbyshire Born, Derbyshire Bred
I was born in Chesterfield in 1953, and always wanted to be a nurse.....until my Dad told me about bedpans!
I then moved on to wanting to be teacher right through until 'A' Levels, when I discovered (1) I wasn't good enough at my schoolwork to be a teacher and (2) I actually hated schoolkids!
Nevertheless, I still ended up dealing with both bedpans and schoolkids - I spent nearly 30 years as a Radiographer in various hospitals up and down the country.
I am now retired due to a back injury - one of the perks of the job - but have kept myself busy tracing my Family Tree & doing creative writing.
It's amazing how my years as a Radiographer have enabled me to sort out the numerous skeletons in my various cupboards!
N.B Registration Districts
Having access to so many Census records has enabled me to find out exactly where so many of my far distant relatives were born. At the time of this addendum (2020), the last published Censuses are from 1911 - I have everything crossed that the 1921 Census will be published post-2021 (pandemic allowing). In the meantime, any births, marriages and deaths following the 1911 Census have been recorded on this website by Registration District only, as I have no way of knowing at the moment exactly where in the District people were born, married or died. Hopefully, this will be rectified in the coming years.
One thing I have completely forgotten to do, and it's extremely remiss of me, is to thank the very many people who have actually contributed to the information I have on this site. Without them, my tree would be significantly smaller than it is, and I would not be counting the number of new "cousins" on my fingers, toes and any spare abacuses which might be passing! I am actually only just getting around to inputting the twigs on some of the branches (Nov. 2006!) and, as I have had some snail-mailed information sitting in my "to do" tray for nearly 3 years, I have lost the names and addresses of those who have been kind enough to photocopy, scan, hand-write and even draw, and then post their hard work out to me.
Once I have worked out just who these people are, I will be putting up their names in lights somewhere - if not on this site, then definitely on my companion site Derbyshire Born, Derbyshire Bred 2. Thank you, everyone!
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.