- Local & family historian
- Freelance writer
- Editor & publisher
Editor, writer, and publisher of The North-Easterner Magazine during 1994-2004 + associated works (see below). Occasional publisher of further books and booklets since 2004, almost all self-published – some as e-books. Briefly ran the ‘North-East History Hub’ website and associated e-newsletter during 2010-11.
Now runs the ‘British & Irish Genealogy’ website/blog at www.bi-gen.blogspot.com, and its spin-off publications. Also maintains the ‘North-East History Tour’ blog at www.northeasthistorytour.blogspot.com. Wide experience in the worlds of family & local history and avid follower of news in these fields. Also has extensive knowledge of various information streams and many contacts. Genealogist since the 1980s, with experience as both a researcher and a record agent conducting commissioned work.
The North-Easterner Magazine, Issues 1-38, 1994-2004 (Editor, writer, publisher)
North-East Repositories I, 1994 (Editor, writer, publisher)
North-East Repositories II, 1998 (Editor, writer, publisher)
North-East Repositories III, 2002 (Editor, writer, publisher)
Yorkshire Repositories, 1999 (Editor, writer, publisher)
West Midlands Repositories, 2000 (Editor, writer, publisher)
The Genealogical Advertiser 1995 (Editor, publisher)
The Genealogical Advertiser 1996 (Editor, publisher)
Out of the Ordinary (by J.Ken Brown), 1999 (Editor, publisher)
Ancestral Anomalies, 1996 (Editor, writer, publisher)
Northern Yarns, Volumes 1-4 , 1996-2000 (Editor, writer, publisher)
North-East Heritage, Issues 1-4, 2001-2003 (Editor, writer, publisher)
Winlaton Walks, 2005 (Writer, illustrator, publisher)
Aspects of North-East History, Volume 1, 2009 (Writer, publisher)
Aspects of North-East History, Volume 2, 2009 (Writer, publisher)
In & Around Helmsley (e-booklet), 2009 (Writer)
Money-Saving Ideas (e-booklet) (as Penny Pincher), 2009 (Writer)
In the News: The 1970s, 2009 (Writer)
The Siege of Newcastle 1644, 2009 (Editor, publisher)
North-East History Hub e-Newsletter, Issues 1-6 (e-newsletter), 2010-2011
(Editor, writer, publisher)
BI-Gen Collection 1: Dead End Hobby, 2011 (Editor, writer, publisher)
Family & Local History Quiz Book, 2011 (Editor, writer, publisher)
Other Published Work (by Soccerdata)
England’s First Football Captain: A Biography of Cuthbert Ottaway, 1850-1878, 2009
Occasional one-off articles in magazines and newspapers such as The Northumbrian, Family Tree Magazine and the Newcastle Journal.
Currently maintains the following websites/blogs:
- British & Irish Genealogy blog at www.bi-gen.blogspot.com
- North-East History Tour blog at www.northeasthistorytour.blogspot.com
- 1970s Britain at www.1970sbritain.weebly.com
Also has an online presence at:
- England’s First Football Captain at http://cuthbertottaway.blogspot.com
- Lulu Storefront at www.lulu.com/spotlight/historymick
- Money Saving Ideas at http://thriftymick.blogspot.com
- North-East History Hub Shop at http://astore.amazon.co.uk/noreashishub-21
North-East History Hub (no longer maintained) at www.northeasthistoryhub.co.uk
(link now dead)
Genealogy, history (especially ‘local’), archaeology, writing, cricket, football, rambling.
And, to summarise…
Brief CV of Mick Southwick
20 California, Winlaton, Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21 6LY
16th November 1964, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
To Angela – two sons, Richard (b.1991) and Matthew (b.1996)
Broadwood Infants & Junior School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1969-76;
Slatyford Comprehensive School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1976-83.
1 A-level (History), 9 O-levels (English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, History, Geography, Physics, Government & Politics, Design & Technology, Technical Drawing), 2 CSEs (Physics, Chemistry).
Administrative Officer, Legal Aid Board 1984-1998;
Self-employed publisher 1994-2004 (full-time 1998-2003);
Librarian, Gateshead College 2003;
Self-employed property developer (part-time) 2003-2007;
Landlord, webmaster/blogger, publisher and writer 2007 to present.
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