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About

Welcome to my personal website, which is a place for me to informally share some of my random interests.  When I started researching my family tree many years ago, my original purpose for having a website was to share my family tree information.  This website has become more general in purpose over time, and now includes aspects beyond genealogy, such as photography, music, etc.  British television is one of my addictions, and more specifically, crime and mystery series and movies.  When I complied and added a list of those on this site, the number of people viewing that page skyrocketed, and is one of the first results of a Google search.  The photo shown above is a stock photograph of Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland, which was sourced here and was edited via Adobe Photoshop Elements.  Listed below are some random and useless facts about me.

  • American living in the “Land of Lincoln” (Illinois).  Humble novice in the mastery of nothingness.  Anal retentive.  Practitioner of the the golden rule.  

  • Anglophile: a lover of most things British.  Hibernophile: a lover of most things Irish.  Skeptophile: a lover of logical thought, skepticism, and critical thinking.

  • Pluviophile: a lover of rain, especially mist, drizzle, and fog.  Which goes with being a warm embracer of most things melancholic, gothic, and dark.

  • Highly caffeinated with Starbucks throughout the day.  Responsible and dedicated Guinness enthusiast.  Yes, Guinness does taste better in Ireland!

  • Music addict extraordinaire of most genres.  Zero musical talent.  Have been instructed to never sing, under any circumstance, ever!

  • Abnormally addicted to genealogy.  Do not descend from anyone even close to being remotely famous, but have some famous distant cousins.

  • Football enthusiast of both varieties: American (both NFL and NCAA) and British (Premier League).  Rugby?  Possibly, if there was more coverage.

  • And if you haven’t figured it out by now, self-deprecating and aficionado of dry humor (i.e. especially British) and situational humor (i.e. Seinfeld-isms).

This website is personally funded by me, and is not monetized in any way.  It does contain any advertisements, which helps keep my desire for a clean and minimalist design, and without the unpredictable clutter that ads introduce.   For those who might technically curious, the website is hosted by Wix.com, and was entirely designed entirely yours truly.  The typography used is the San Francisco (SF) font, which is available for free from Apple for macOS.  

    

Contact Information

Listed below are methods to contact me or follow me via social media.  My usage of social media varies, so please read my comments on each respective social network before sending any connection requests, as it might be ignored.  Each page of this website also contains a comments section for that respective page.

    

E-mail

Sending an e-mail is a primary method of establishing contact with me.  You are free to send me any comments or questions that you might have, such as on genealogy, British TV mysteries and crime, etc.

LinkedIn

Due to the business nature of LinkedIn, I routinely ignore requests from people that I do not recognize.  Please make some type of introduction via e-mail before sending any connection requests.

Bandcamp

This is a link to my profile on Bandcamp, which is a music store for independent artists, and shows the music that I have purchased.  The profile is listed here for the purposes of identity verification.

Twitter

My twitter feed is public, and anyone is free to tweet me or follow me, but this does not mean that I always follow back.  Most of my tweets are related to genealogy, history, music, and photography.

Ancestry

My family tree database is publicly viewable on Ancestry.  The messaging feature is another method to establish contact and dialogue with me about genealogy and my family tree research.

Instagram

My Instagram feed is public, and anyone is free to follow me, but this does not mean that I always follow back.  Most of my photographs are scenic, such as of landscapes and nature from hiking adventures.

YouTube

The content that I post to YouTube is very limited, and consists of only a few concert videos and concert audio recordings.  The profile is listed here for the purposes of identity verification.

Facebook

Due to the more personal nature of Facebook, I routinely ignore friend requests from people that I do not recognize.  Please make some type of introduction via e-mail before sending any friend requests.

Flickr

My current usage of Flickr is very limited, and is mostly for sharing extremely large lossless photographs (i.e. PNG source images).  The profile is listed here for the purposes of identity verification.

  

Update History

 

Listed below is a chronological list of updates to the website over the last few months, which will be helpful to any repeat visitors.  Click on each toggle to expand it and show details on what was added or updated.  Minor updates, such as corrections, will not be enumerated.

March 3, 2021 - Summary of Updates


The following additions and updates were made to the website.




February 11, 2021  -  Moved Website to New Provider and New Design


The website was moved to a new web hosting provider, which utilizes a completely different website design tool than my previous provider. As a result, all prior content could not be converted and had to be removed. The prior content will slowly be added back over time under the new design.




February 16, 2021  -  Summary of Updates


The following additions and updates were made to the website.




February 17, 2021  -  Summary of Updates


The following additions and updates were made to the website.




February 19, 2021  -  Summary of Updates


The following additions and updates were made to the website.




February 21, 2021 - Summary of Updates


The following additions and updates were made to the website.




February 24, 2021 - Summary of Updates


The following additions and updates were made to the website.




February 25, 2021  -  Summary of Updates


The following additions and updates were made to the website.




February 27, 2021 - Summary of Updates


The following additions and updates were made to the website.





   

    

© Copyright  -  Timothy J. Barron  -  Updated March 3, 2021
 

   
Each page of the website has a comments section, which is unique to each respective page, and is based on Facebook.  Please feel free to provide any feedback or ask questions.  Any comments that you make will be publicly visible, and will not display on your Facebook news feed, unless you choose to check the box to post it.  If someone likes or replies to your comment, you will will be informed via a Facebook notification.