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The Family History Group

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

Future programme

Wed 11th Nov2:00 pmVIRTUAL from 2 Marlborough Way

14th October

Five Find Outers joined in again, all working hard at knotty problems.

John H is working on his Auntís marriage. No progress reported, but we have high hopes

John D is researching a mysterious character going by the name of Smith (!) who appears from time
to time in his great grandfatherís school logs. He is referred to as an ex (and sometimes as the first)
Pupil Teacher of the school James takes over in 1864, but John can find no trace of him in the
censuses, nor the records of the most likely teacher training college.

Dora has expended her Ancestry account to Worldwide to investigate the Dutch origins of
her mother. This is proving very fruitful, with several good leads.

Sylvia is working sideways on her cousinís parents, but seems to have struck a brick wall.
An alternative line tracing her maternal grandmother via the records of her great auntseemed
to be bearing fruit until she ran into the problem of the name Murphy in the Irish records.

Carolyn is following her great grandfatherís movements across the world. It seems from a
newspaper cutting that he went to Turkey as a mill manager for two years then on to India
where he live for a time near Ghandiís home village. But she is having difficulty tracing him
via the shipping lines as they seem to concentrate on immigration and emigration, rather
than plain passenger traffic. The search continues, as there are many sources to search

We meet again on Wednesday 11th of November, Virtually as before for the 8th time.