Greenhalgh has given me his GEDCOM file and it is now a
website right here at Greenhalgh web. 716 names including
42 Greenhalgh names are included in this huge addition to
the website. This is a significant genealogy file so get
a cup of tea/coffee and click here
to find the link and find out about William Greenhalgh,
Inventor, Genealogist, magician and Amateur Radio enthusiast.
here for Family history of William Greenhalgh
for my family tree roots started when I was a grade school
student while visiting relatives with my parents. The adults
were having a good time, my sister brought a girlfriend
and I got bored! I exclaimed there was know one for me to
play with. My parents replied that many of my cousins lived
near by. Who are they, where are they, when can I meet them?
My father drew on a piece of paper a list of relatives and
promised to take me to visit them when we came to visit
another time. This stands vivid in my mind and occasionally
we stopped to visit but it was always adults. At home my
father would tell me stories about letters he saved from
his father about England. When I was old enough to use a
telephone book I had a competition with a friend looking
up our last names in the book. Another time using the same
telephone book I called the "relatives." Most
people were at work and to call when my folk were home proved
unproductive. The family moved to a different area in New
Jersey. I found new names in the new telephone book. Now
being of high school age and able to drive I visited with
these newly found "relatives". But no one was
really related. Being a saver at heart I kept the names.
After graduating college found a renewed interest in finding
out whom my ancestors were. I went to a seminar at a local
computer festival, "How to select software for your
family roots." This rekindled the hunt. The computer
software gave me a way to organize all the information I
have been collecting. Meeting and corresponding with wonderful
people reward my efforts.
hobby of mine is Amateur Radio. I am very active with the
local radio club. I have taken my turn to being a club officer
and have contributed very much to the hobby. I hold an Extra
Class License. My station call letter is W2NCN.
am also an amateur magician a member of Society of American
Magicians, The David Copperfield Assembly 161. I have taken
my turn being an assembly officer.
invent and hold three patents and when I can find the time
I enjoy my sailboat. I helped several Boy Scouts and Explorer
Scouts earn merit badges or just have a good time boating.
Information on any of my activities please contact me via