Information about the Website Owners
Denise has been seriously collecting references to all Flacks anywhere in the world since early in 2002.
Denise says ... “I started gathering information on all the Flacks in Cambridgeshire when I hit the all too common brick wall in my own Flack family research. My aim was to find how the various families in Cambridgeshire were all connected. My search widened to include the neighbouring counties of Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire, then of course there were all the Flacks of London/Middlesex, and those that migrated to America and Australia and before I knew it I had a full blown One Name Study on my hands.”
Denise's study of the surname Flack (with its common variant Flacke) is now registered with the Guild of One Name Studies of which she is a member. She is also a member of the Society of Genealogists and a number of Family History Societies including the Cambridgeshire FHS, Suffolk FHS, Essex FHS and Hertfordshire FHS.
Born a Flack in 1958 in what was then Salisbury, Rhodesia, Denise moved to South Africa when her family returned there five years later, living in the Johannesburg area until she emigrated to the UK in 1990 with her husband and son. She has a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and currently works full time as a database administrator / developer.
Jim started researching his own family tree in 2001. With the help of his mother (who he says has a tremendous memory) he soon sorted out the base for his ancestral search. Jim was a member of the Cleveland Family History Society and is now a member of the Cambridge Family History Society
Jim says ...... “I was most fortunate to quickly find a cousin's husband in Cambridge (Bruce Frost) who was a keen genealogist and he was able to launch me way back in my Flack ancestry. I was also very fortunate to be able to trace my mothers side of the family back to the 1600's and find over a thousand "Bessant's" with the help of a lady genealogist from Swindon (Mary Mason). It certainly seems to me that genealogy is certainly about hard work at times, but sometimes you need a little luck too”.
Jim worked for British Telecom all his life - and was latterly seconded on full time release as a National Trade Union Official for the CWU (Communication Workers Union). Jim Took early voluntary retirement from BT in late 2001 and has now married an American and now lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Apart from Jim's obvious interest in genealogy he is also a keen website builder.