My father, who died in 1993 at the age of 82, wrote a 300 page autobiography in his last years on his own Apple Macintosh computer. So far, this book has only been distributed to family members.
Let me know if you would like a copy of the book as an Acrobat PDF file (1.5 MB).
One day I hope to write my own biography, though probably not as interesting or varied as that of my father.
My father's effort resulted in my interest in family history, and I have recorded several hundred family members using family tree software (Reunion 4.0).
I am particularly interested in getting more information about my great-grandfather John Long (1846 - 1911) who maried Alice Fussel, and also about his predecessors and Alice Fussel's parents. As far as I know, John Long lived (was born?) in the Bristol or Somerset area of England. I have a lot more information about my mother's side of the family.
Most of the people listed in my family tree records were born and live(d) in England or Wales. Only a couple of the people live(d) in Calgary, in Canada and in S. California.
Those doing their own research may find the online phonebook for Germany useful. Click on the English button. Click on Expanded Search to search for rare names without specifying the town. You must specify first name and surname if you don't specify the town. Note that the online phonebook only lists people who have a phone.
A couple of extensive online sources of family tree data:
PS: You can convert family tree data into HTML pages by using GED2HTML.
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