Wow! Spring 2017 so time for yet another slight update….                                     

In keeping with my original intentions this first page remains with very few graphics or gimmicks to slow down access.  If you choose to load down some of the pictures or charts please do so by  clicking on the appropriate link.

Developing these pages, originally on Compuserve in 1993, was mainly as a result of my family history research and this was an attempt to publish some of our findings and pictures to a wider INTERNET audience of family, friends and other researchers.  It has also proved to be an extremely useful way of introducing myself, in a more detailed way, to any new contacts.   Click here to e-mail me.

A bit about us and where we live

My name is Michael Shergold and our family has lived in Selsey, West Sussex, England for over 40 years now.  We are now in our third Selsey home.  I am a long-retired computer professional with varied interests ranging from maintaining the house and garden to more technical things like photography and, of course, computing.  A fairly recent interest (1992) has been in our family history and genealogy; and while following this I have made many new and, so far, unrelated SHERGOLD friends and have often been able to assist some of them in their own research. For some years now I have been fairly heavily  involved with the Neighbourhood Watch Organisation in this corner of West Sussex.  

Since retiring I have been able to participate more actively in the local Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Prevention organisation..

My wife, Jean, retired from her part-time job in June 1997.  Jean has always been involved with the Girl Guide Organisation, at various times a leader, a local Commissioner and now within various local support organisations and the local Trefoil Guild.  Her other interests include reading, gardening, dressmaking, quilting and Pilates . During her retirement she is now spending much more time on these activities and of course making our house and garden into a home.    We both also support various local, national and international charities.

We met in the 1950's when were both very active in the Christian Endeavour movement at the Baptist Church in Purley, Surrey, and were kept very busy during 2004/5 organising a 50 year reunion and for the whole of 2005/6 this web site was used to to publicise and subsequently record that event.  Those pages have now been totally removed.

About our Family History:   To learn more about our family and see what we have discovered so far click on the appropriate link below. Needless to say I have many more names on my database than appear in the charts that I publish here. Please e-mail me if you need, or you can supply, any additional information .  Many details and pages were recently removed because of suspected identity theft. 

LINKS          Our own family tree as we know it so far                                    The Russian Story - another SHERGOLD family

To learn more about Neighbourhood Watch in this area, click here