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That's me, in the foreground, on the float

I am Georgina Ann Fisher, nee Goodby, a native of England, having been born in my grandmother's home in Kingstanding, near Birmingham in the Midlands, and lived most of my early life in Sutton Coldfield; a pretty town situated a few miles north of Birmingham.

In 1955, our family emigrated to Australia, and we lived in Port Pirie, South Australia, for six years.  I graduated from Port Pirie High School in December 1960.  We returned back to Sutton Coldfield, England in January 1961, via the cruise ship "Orion". I obtained a position as a shorthand typist and later I became a private secretary.

In 1963, unknown to me, my dad sent a photo of me to the local newspaper as they were asking for entrants for a beauty competition.  I had to go to the competition and came first runner up to the girl chosen as Miss Sutton Coldfield.  It was a fun year in my life, participating in fashion shows and garden parties. 

A year later, I married my husband David Fisher, a childhood friend of one of my first cousins.  We bought a house in Streetly, which is near Sutton Coldfield, where our first child, a daughter, was born.

We emigrated to California USA in 1969, to join my parents and two sisters, who had left in 1965. We have lived in Orange County, California, for the past 43 years and have added three more children, making a total of two girls and two boys, now all grown; three with families of their own; producing eight granddaughters and one grandson. 

My other claim to fame? I won the showcase on the tv game show The Price Is Right in 1985! I have the video!!

I have been an avid genealogist since 1963, and a Family History Consultant for many years, helping others to find their ancestors. I also enjoy computer classes at the the local college where I have been attending since 1998. I have taken all the classes they have to offer but enjoy using Adobe Photoshop and restoring old photographs. I love taking movies of the family and of our trips abroad and have learned Adobe Premiere to edit, add photos and music and put them on dvds to share with family and friends.