I originally became involved in helping a friend research part of his family during the mid 1970's. I obtained some basic information from my grandfather shortly before he died in 1981, but have only recently decided to trace my family tree.
I am researching the Keates family from Burton on Trent from around 1840. George Keates in particular, who joined the Navy aged about 12. He then reappeared in London circa 1890, married for the second time and had several children, one of whom was George William Thomas my granfather.
Also looking for information on my grandmother Ada May Carter, who my granfather believed originally came from Cork.