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The Family History Group

Leader:  John Dogherty - familyhistory@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 411148


Future programme
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Wed 10th Jun2:00 pm2 Marlborough Way


13th May

Only two managed to come for our second Virtual Meeting today. The wonderful weather
understandably tempted folks away to the garden and daily self-isolating exercise.
John D has had a splendid response from his family and from contacts that have turned up
on Ancestry. In applying information given him about the family of one of his nephews’ wives,
he had a contact from Ancestry querying some of the extensions of that family into the past.
The corrections that came out of that are extending the tree splendidly. In addition, a contact
from Australia has tied up with one from Northern Ireland and helped fill in many blanks.
Both lines of research are, as they say, ongoing.
Libby posed a line of research into her father s half sister. She seemed to disappear not long
after the 1911 Census, and she can’t find a death, marriage or anything else for her. Her first
name was Edith or Lillian Edith. We drew complete blanks with Edith or Edith Lillian, partly
because there were so many of them, but partly because none of them seemed to fit. So we
decided to reverse the first names to Lillian Edith and found her emigrating to Canada in
1922. Caution was needed, as in the same year, another Lillian Edith, with the same month
and year of birth, from not too far away, emigrated to America. The game changer was the
Passenger Lists which showed both her and her mother on board. Result! Here, too work is
ongoing to extend the information.

Onward and upward!

We Virtually Meet again on Wednesday 10 th June, as it seems unlikely we crumblies will be
out of some sort of lockdown before then. But watch this space