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The Family History Group

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


Future programme
DateTimeVenue

Wed 13th Mar2:00 pm2 Marlborough Way


14th February

Today was a busy day. We welcomed two new members, Rhona and Elizabeth.
Rhona was busy setting up her tree, with help from JD and Mary. Locating and adding great grandparents and children was quite an adventure.A remaining task is to make sure the children actually show up on the Tree.
Elizabeth is well organised with Family Record sheets to guide her through. Today’s task was tracing all 16 great great grandparents, mainly using Scotland’s People, some of whom are proving very elusive!
Eileen is tracing the children of an ancestor mentioned in his 17th century will. She reported locating parish records for some, and receiving a photo of her maternal great uncle’s family. Always good to get photos!
Ana is still on the trail of relatives with the name Ana. She needs a birth certificate which does not seem to be indexed in Ancestry. She will try a direct search on the GRO website.
Mary is working on people noted on a gravestone, a photo of which was sent to her by her son-in-law’s aunt.
Linda and Shirley are working away at their data, although Shirley has been held up a bit by the FindMyPast accounts system.
JD is trying to reconstruct his grandfather’s first school in Normacot, Longton. He had partial photos from the archives and been given further references to school logs and attendance records to follow up.
A very busy and entertaining session.

We next meet on Wednesday 13th March.