My great-great-great Grandfather, George Leather jr.
Genealogy – why I do it
I drew up my first incomplete family tree when I was ten years old courtesy of my Great Aunt Hilda. Then I lapsed until I was in my mid-thirties when I caught the bug really badly and my wife and I formed the Leather Family History Society http://leatherfamilyhistory.org/. We are also a member of the Federation of Family History Societies http://www.ffhs.org.uk/members/leather.htm and of the Guild of One Name Studies http://www.one-name.org/profiles/leather.html
Genealogy is a lot like science, data bases in plenty and you can even make hypotheses and test them. Great fun but can be very addictive. Be warned our ancestors were just as naughty as we are and there are plenty of black sheep and dark secrets out there. Amazing how many bigamists and folk who married outside the consanguinity laws, marrying a dead wife’s sister was very common and our industrial middle class ancestors loved to keep the money in the family by marrying first cousins. You have been warned.