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The Family History Group

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

Future programme

Wed 8th Dec2:00 pm2 Marlborough Way

11th November

Another good session today, with six at the table including one new member.

Eileen is still making progress with the Parish Records now back into the 17th century.

Dora is working on her Scottish ancestors and has also been able to penetrate back into the 17th century: good going!

Ana is back with us and is still pursuing ancestors with her unusual name. This is a fascinating story!

Carolyn also has returned and is restarting her searches

Frank is a new member, with lots of original documents and plenty of searching already done.
We spent some time looking for information on his grandfather. It seems he has hit a brick wall with a marriage between two Smiths (dont you hate that?)
but we used a marriage certificate in his possession to find his grandmother on the 1871 Census before she married, and therefore her family.
We also found his grandfather’s military records for WWI and II, although we could not then print them off.
JD subsequently located them, set up a temporary folder for him and emailed a Zip file to be opened later. He will also join the WhatsApp group as the others seems to find it very useful.
There is lots more to do to fill in the gaps, but it is early days yet.

John D reported that the story of his great nephews gun has stopped, as the police, to whom his great nephew gave the Martini-Henry gun he found under the floorboards, have destroyed it.
This is frustrating as the regulations are quite clear about this sort of antique, and it should not have been destroyed.
The dialogue with the police is on-going, but we will have to confine ourselves to pinning down the occupants of the house at the time it might have been hidden.

John will submit a new poster for the Group to go on the Display Board at monthly meetings.

We next meet on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, at 2.00 p-m. when there may be MINCE PIES!