It seems to be quite opaque, but are the different races good at different things?

Tomorrow I am rolling a new character [8am my time, if anyone wants to come along. I took the morning as holiday from work for Virgin to come and install my broadband, making the most of it]

Anyway. I want to make a Ranger/Necromancer [haven't decided quite yet] - which races would help with that? I want to avoid the Norn as I have done that already, open to any other possibilities.