I'm Al Yelland
in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, (A lake a day as long as
you stay) about 350 KM north-east
of Vancouver, BC's largest city. I am retired
after thirty-five years with BC Tel, now called Telus, our
province's telephone company. Interestingly, during my whole
career with the telephone company, I never worked on telephones. I spent
my time working on the switching equipment in the Central Office
and Toll Department. During my last ten years with BC Tel, I worked on
installing and maintaining computers and data equipment in the Special Services Department.
I have been digging
into my past for over 20 years.
I find Family History (Genealogy) to be a fun and rewarding
hobby that connects us with our past. I have always enjoyed
playing on the computer and now that there is so much genealogy
information on the Internet I am in my glory. I spend hours
surfing around the genealogy sites on the Net to find more
information and I have even solved some real mysteries which
have haunted me for years. This is when genealogy is really fun!
I am a member of the Kamloops
Family History Society and am currently Vice President. I have
been a member of the executive for
several years, including two years as President. I was also
a member of the Board of Directors of the Kamloops Museum Association for
about fifteen years, including five years as President. I have
been interested in history and genealogy for many years.
I decided to create this site when I realized that the
family name is not as uncommon as I thought; and I wanted to
share my family research with other Yellands. When you look at
the number of Yellands in Devon and Cornwall, the name is quite
common. I hope to add other Family Trees to this site as other
people permit me to do so.
What I would like to do eventually on my site is to have as many
Yelland trees as possible that originated in Devon, or elsewhere
for that matter, and maybe someone will find a common ancestor
that started the whole
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