I began looking into my family history in December 2016. Using only online research tools, before long I had a list of over 300 names, many of which had associated official documents, images and press clippings. It was unmanageable and reliant on a subscription genealogy service which I have no wish to continue paying for, and so I began this site.

Until very recently I had only a vague idea that my grandfather’s family had gone to sea. Now, thanks to the magic of our digital age, I know things about some of them that even their wives didn’t know when they were alive!

If you have anything to contribute please get in touch using the form below.

Comments and corrections always welcome!

Andy O’Hare