The Family History Group
Leader:  John Dogherty - email@example.com - phone 01530 411148
|Wed 11th Aug||2:00 pm||Format TBD 2 Marlborough Way|
Two brave souls turned up in person, and two contributed remotely, and we had a good session. Two
presented their apologies, which is always helpful: we hope to see them in person next time.
Sylvia Was able at long last to meet in person. We had a good long chat about our various researches
and results, but without anything specific.
Dora Attended by remote using email. She is working on a branch of the family which emigrated to New
Zealand in the 1920s. A useful lead is appearing. She is also to do some on site research into the
graveyards in Scotland where some of her ancestors may be buried. Often this is the only way to locate
them, and also often where additional information can be found.
Shirley Also attended in person and is still mapping the life of her great great grandfather. She had no
further information at present, but we had an interesting discussion.
John D There is no more information of the tale of the Rifle, but I have been trying to push back the
antecedents of my great grandmother who hailed from Norham -near Berwick- Interestingly, it may be
that she was illegitimate, but that is just a suspicion at the moment! FindMyPast is definitely better as this
John Howlett Contributed via WhatsApp. He is trying to determine if someone he has found is his great
grandmother. The problem being that her date of birth when calculated from her age registered at her
marriage in 1866, in the 1901 Census, and the 1911 Census, varies from 1846 to 1848. And her years of
marriage -42- noted in the 1911 Census don*t quite match with a marriage in 1866. It is entirely possible
that errors were made in remembering her age, as these are in fact very small differences. He is still in
search of her parents* marriage. As these are Irish records that could be difficult.
Our second hybrid meeting also went very well. Hopefully, next time we can have more present.
We next meet on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021