A little about me:
I’m a Cooper (I have been my whole life!) By name I mean, not by trade, although I would like to have a go at Coopering. I’m a Glazier by trade and a Maintenance Handyman by current occupation, but that’s a different story…
This blog is initially about all things ‘Cooper’. In particular, it’s about genealogy and my own exploration and discovery of my Cooper family tree & heritage. I will also be exploring other lines and other surnames of the family tree – Tickle, Basham, Hatherley, Short, Weeks, Porteous, Burder, Hallett, Robinson, Hawkins, Voyzey and the Ballam, Simm, Pennington, Radford, Page, Brown and Smith among others. I’ve encountered plenty of obstacles & brick walls on the way (with more to come, I’m sure), but I’ve also had a fair bit of success. I will also be exploring other lines of the family tree at some stage
I hope this blog will serve several of purposes:
- Update my own relatives & cousins, near & far and bring them up to date with their own family tree. And to leave something for future generations to discover, read, enjoy and learn about their own family history.
- Help other genealogists by revealing what I do in my research. How I’ve broken down brick walls, or just little ideas for their own family tree.
- Maybe someone will read this and it will turn out that they are distantly related to me. It would be great to hear from you if you are.
So, I should tell you a little bit about me. I’m a Kiwi currently living in the UK. I began doing genealogy properly about 2009, but I was always interested in it before that.
I’m not all about genealogy though. I have lots of other interests: Railways (model & real), NZ dirt track speedway, radio control cars, travel, rugby / football and stained glass to name a few.