The People

People name map

This website brings together the ancestral roots of two English families - the Ottersons and the Berrys. The Ottersons' ancestral lines were from County Durham and East Anglia, with one line into Northern Ireland. The Berrys and their ancestral lines center on Merseyside, the West Midlands, Cornwall and Ireland. Click on a name to learn their stories. 

Some of these stories are vivid with detail. Others are just a few lines of information - virtually all that's left to tell of a life of seventy or eighty years. Family historians know that it takes only three generations for stories to be lost forever. If stories of our parents are not passed on to our children, it's unlikely they will ever be found.

If you have a story, information or pictures to share in relation to any of the members of these families - even if it's just a snippet of information or a story that has been passed down - please get in touch.

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