Thanks for your latest email.
I shall photocopy the bits & pieces that I have and get them off to you before you head down at Christmas time. I find with the older generation that when you get talking to them about "the olden days" it's surprising what memories they come up with, and are usually happy to talk about them to someone who is genuinely interested! I wish you luck!
Yes, I have been out to Ditlev & Susan's grave, actually went there some years ago and gave the headstone a good old scrub with a solution I got from the monument making place. It came up better than it was but still very marked from the elements of course. Thanks for your offer but!
I have been doing genealogy for about 15 years now, but all self taught, just what I've learnt along the way. Plus I subscribe to "The Family Tree", the top English genealogy magazine which I've found invaluable over the years. It is always suggested that you become a member of a local history society in the area from where your family originate. Of course Denmark is a bit hard because of the language problem, but I am a member of the Northumberland & Durham Society as that is where my father's paternal side and my husband's paternal side come from - very fortunate in only having to join the one society for the two of them!
Unfortunately I am tied up Boxing Day (daughter's b'day), but I finish work at 1pm on the 27th if you were to be still in Bunbury then. If so, I live out the back of Eaton/Australind & would be happy for you to visit and we could have a chat & see where you're at with your research. If not I'll give you a ring instead if you like.
Yes, I had heard that Lorraine had been to Denmark some time ago & had apparently spoken with a lady who was a Doctor Ytting - if my memory serves me right? Perhaps you could ask her for a name and address of the lady if she has one? Anything she can remember would be most welcome.
Anyway Keryn I will leave it at that for now, and let you get back to me re meeting up or phoning.