As you have an interest in the Portsmouth family,the following is copy of e.mail I have to to about 15 people whose e address I have, wondering if you would be interested in joining in.
" Dear All, As I have now made contact with 21 people, in connection with my research into my direct ancestors, I wondered if it may now be time to bring together all the parts of the family that I have established contact with over the last2 1/2 years. As these contacts are scattered all around the U K , in Eire,and British Columbia,suggestions as to a possible location for such a meeting would be welcomed, an I will try and co-ordinate everything from here
I look forward to your responses".
So far I have received four replies all positive, but early days yet.
Any one else who is researching the Portsmouth surname is also welcome to join in, if interested.