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Teri Cleaveland <bunnypurple51(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>I am working on some Belgium/Flemish families. Ancestry doesn't have a
>Belgium collection and I don't seem to find anything when I use all
>collections. I tried a rootsweb email list and it seems what I need
>isn't active anymore and I've had no luck on Family Search.
>I am looking specifically at the West Flanders area, do any of you
>have any suggestions.
I am working on some Belgium/Flemish families. Ancestry doesn't have a
Belgium collection and I don't seem to find anything when I use all
collections. I tried a rootsweb email list and it seems what I need
isn't active anymore and I've had no luck on Family Search.
I am looking specifically at the West Flanders area, do any of you
have any suggestions.
I recently received this from John Marsden -
New data has been added at www.lancashirebmd.org.uk as follows:
Added 5,038 Deaths for Bury RD comprising: Bury (1950-1954)
Thanks are due to Tony Foster and his team.
Hope it helps,
Jim Lancaster (Bury, Lancs.)
Forwarded with permission.
>CHORLEY BRANCH MEETING - Thursday 21 March 2019, 7.30 pm
>Cunliffe Hall (Chorley Masonic Hall), Cunliffe Street, Chorley, PR7 2BE
>Tonight, our own Steve Williams: My Ancestor was a Freemason.
>Men from all walks of life joined a Lodge; perhaps one of your ancestors did too: Grocer, Cotton Spinner, Doctor, Publican, Musician – who knows.
>This evening will also be our AGM, which includes the election of the Committee.
>This section will be kept as brief as possible, and we ask all members to consider if they can offer themselves for a position, as fresh ideas are always very much appreciated.
>The doors will open at 7pm, but will have to be locked at 7:40pm, so please make sure you arrive in time.
>A raffle will be held during the evening, and refreshments will be available following the talk. A modest 50p is suggested.
>As always, a warm welcome awaits everyone, admission is free, but donations from non-members are very much appreciated.
>Application forms to join the Society will be available, please just ask.
>For further details of our branch see www.lfhhschorleybranch.com
>For opening times of the Family History Research Centre in Astley Hall Farmhouse please see www.cfhrc.com
The next meeting of the LFHHS Pendle & Burnley Branch will take place on
Wednesday 20th March in the usual venue, the upstairs meeting room at
Colne Library BB8 0AP.
Our speaker will be Joe O'Neill who is giving a talk, "The Secret
History of the Victorian Lodging House." The talk is based on a book he
has written and this website has details and reviews:
He is also going to bring copies of his book to sell.
Sounds like an interesting talk?
The talk starts at 7.30pm - doors open at 7pm so there will be a chance
to chat to other members and perhaps ask for help with any problems you
have come across in your research. All welcome. The meeting room is
upstairs but there is a lift available. The full address is Colne
Library, Market Street, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0AP.
Please note: Colne Library closes to the public at 6pm. The meeting room
is accessed via the rear entrance facing the car park which has no
charges or restrictions in the evenings.
See the website http://www.lfhhs-pendleandburnley.org.uk for further
Application forms to join the Society will be available - please just ask.
Catholic Family History Society
I have just been informed that the Catholic FHS web-site has been
improved and upgraded. It is at http://catholicfhs.online/index.php
There are seven tabs for information, some open in a new screen and some
are downloads. Particularly useful are the Publications and Research tabs.
Hope this helps,
Jim Lancaster (Bury, Lancs.)
I am researching a friends family. They did not seem to do much in church. Here is the info I have:Joseph Plum born 1833, Cheshire, Northwest, according to the 1881 census he is a boat man, bargewife Harriet Prescott, born 1852 Widnes, Lancashire, daughters Alice Ann born 1868 LiverpoolMary Elizabeth born 1870 LiverpoolSarah Ellen born 1880, Pemberton
I can't find Joseph and Harriet's marriage. I can find them in the 1881 census by turning smart filtering off on Ancestry, they are listed as Hurst. The writing on the line above has distorted their names.Later they also had a daughter Roseanna and a son Joseph.It was her birth that gave me Harriet's maiden name.
I can't find them in 1871 census, they should be there as a family, Harriet should at least be with Alice Ann.Can't find Alice Ann birth to order.I have contacted the Lancashire Boat Society (I can't remember what it is officially called) Joseph Plum looks like he should fit in, but his birth is wrong. There are several families there that look like they could be uncles etc. But not my Joseph.Alice Ann is my friends grandmother. Her father was Patrick Plumb born 1900. They had added the 'b' by then. He came to Canada as a Bernardo boy.I have her tree on Ancestry, Plumb family.Let me just say, there are a lot of errors in other Plum trees.My wish list, the marriage of Harriet to Joseph Plum, 1871 census listing, any early census listing. I have the census from 1881 on.One more thing, Patrick and his sister Esther Ann were taken by the Bernardo Homes. From what I can see Esther Ann never married.Sorry to ramble on. I also realize that Joseph Plum is older than Harriet, and could have been married before.Any help would be appreciated.Still cold here in Canada.Margaret Marion
Preston Branch of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society
Friday 8th March 2019
Family History Surgery
10am - 12
"Some of our members will be on hand to help you with your family research and hopefully help you to knock down your brick walls. Please bring along any relevant paperwork and anything of interest."
Hello wise people,
I have a bit of a conundrum, which I hope that you can help with.
I am tracing the Vowe branch of my tree in Manchester. Not a common name, so
I thought that it would be easy.
I have John Vowe b.1900 marrying Johanna Goulden b.1902 in Prestwich RD in
1926. All with Lancs BMD and GRO refs.
So far so good.
Skip forward to the 1939 Register and I have John and his widowed mother
living with Alice Vowe, a married woman born in 1902. I'm assuming that
Alice is the wife of John.
Moving forward to 1968 I find the following deaths:
Vowe Alice 65 Manchester 10e 505
Vowe Johanne 65 Manchester 10e 505
I cannot find a death for Johanna between 1926 and 1939, and she does not
appear on the 1939 Register.
My assumption is that Johanna and Alice are the same person. But if that is
the case, why are there two death references?
Interestingly on the same page in the Lancs BMD register there is also
another double entry for a Jane and Jean Nye,
Any thoughts gratefully received.