Why am I writing this blog? I want to share the results of my family history research. I have discovered many interesting (to me at any rate!) facts. There are now three lever arch files full of paperwork. Publishing online is the only way that the information will reach a wider audience. My findings may help you. In turn, your research may help me. I have lots of unanswered questions. An apparent dead end to one person may be a useful line of enquiry to someone else. Please tell me if I have helped you. Please tell me if you can correlate my conclusions.

The starting point for this blog is the life of my paternal grandfather, Patrick Stanley. I have looked at the place where he was born. I have tried to understand the events that shaped him. As I have found answers, so I have also found more questions.

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