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The Family History Group

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

Future programme

Wed 14th Aug2:00 pm2 Marlborough Way

12th June

We had 9 at table again today, with a very lively session. Lots going on and plenty of interaction and members helping each other.
Elizabeth, back from Scotland, reported success in finding the arrival in Scotland from Ireland of her great grandfather and his brother.
She found them in the 1891 Scotland census. She has now got back to 1794 with her 3x Great grandparents, using the Sottish Parish Records.
As a result of her finds in Scotland she is looking to write an account of her grandfather’s life. Join the clan, Elizabeth: JD is doing much the same thing!
Linda has been unable so far to find her maternal GF in the 1911 Census. She will try the Regimental records themselves.
Carolyn was trying to locate a will, based on a Probate record she had found. JD assisted but the Gov.UK site has changed slightly, and we couldn’t find what she wanted.
More research needed to reacquaint ourselves with the system!
Sue was working on her tree and came up with a surprising coincidence. It turns out her great uncle was at the same school in Cobridge as JD’s great uncle was Headmaster of in 1901.
The family was next door to the school in 1891, then just five minutes’ walk away in 1903. JD printed off a copy of the School Log page in which the great uncle was named.
Shirley bemoans the fact that her ancestors all seem to have been agricultural labourers. But we all eventually came from the soil, so she mustn’t be downhearted about that!
Everyone else was busy with current projects.

We next meet on Wednesday 10th July