|I became interested genealogy in
1985 and have been researching all of my son's lines since then.
Along the way I started the Orrell Family Association and began
writing a quarterly newsletter along with Robert Stanley Orrell
(Daytona Beach, Florida) and Terence Anthony David Orrell (Bolton,
Along the way about 38 issues of
the newsletter were written along with 35
books on various family
lines. Currently my computer genealogy database includes over
26,000 persons, all connected to my son. I have also taught
genealogy for Catonsville Community College, Anne Arundel County
Adult Education, and Baltimore County
Adult Education. I have also spoken before several
genealogical associations and societies.
From August, 2000 until November, 2003, the family
association maintained a website presence. The website
contained 4,000 scanned images and documents, several complete
genealogy databases, and about 25,000 pages incorporating close to
one million hyperlinks. The website was taken down around
Thanksgiving 2003, due to increasing costs. In December, 2004,
I put a very small website back online for the
Association. It mainly serves as a contact point for
people interested in the Orrell surname.