Where does my surname come from?
My investigations started when I realised that I had an unusual surname and I wondered where the ‘Poates’ came from. Years later I have found out so much but still have so many unanswered questions.*
Family history research is much easier now with the internet, online resources and family history computer software. However, I do remember the days of microfiche readers and paper charts (just).
Today I’m using Mac Family Tree, it is a great family history package but there are lots of other useful applications out there.
I hope you enjoy looking at the photos and information on this site. Let me know if your family history involves a Poate or a Baldwin!
* My branch of the Poate family come from Sussex