Thank you Brian. Shame that the diverse north has attracted so little comment. Unfortunately, people researching my family are few and far between but we shall see as time goes by and the distance narrows. Surely a fishing family from the renowned Port of Sunderland would be a topic being researched by many so who knows yet what links will be uncovered:) Kind regards
And I don't see a link on the Northumbria page to England!
In terms of RootsWeb lists - it's been publicised on the GOONS - but on the county lists my feeling at the moment is that I'd be uncomfortable - just as I wouldn't expect someone to go on about RootsChat.