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The Common Room / Re: Marrying into the Catholic Faith
« on: Sunday 12 December 10 17:00 GMT (UK)  »
Sacred Heart Church now demolished was built for the people who lived in the Greenbank area where a large proportion of the population was of Irish descent.    Holy Cross Church also catered for the Irish residents in the Fingerpost and Parr area.

St Helens is  50/50 RC & CE.   


The Common Room / Re: Marrying into the Catholic Faith
« on: Sunday 05 December 10 13:42 GMT (UK)  »
You had to undertake instructions if you were going to change your religion to RC. you would also have to promise that all children would be brought up in the RC faith.

If they didn't wish to change religion they would be married either in the vestry  or a side altar and not in the main part of the church or main altar, and still have to promise to bring any children from the marriage up as RC

They would have to have documentary evidence to marry outside of their parish because of the risk that they had been married previously.


The Lighter Side / Re: Family history what to do to pass it on
« on: Thursday 29 July 10 20:12 BST (UK)  »
The best places to send your genealogy information is the the Records Office nearest to you.

A lot of people in one society are finding out that work that was donated is being disposed of ie put up for sale.

At least in the Records Office the work would be held for the use of others.

I do know that I offered my library of valuable history books including some first editions to a Society I belonged to and was told they didn't want them but were interested in any information I had on cd's etc., I presume these would be scanned and put online.


The Common Room / Re: Recent find that has to be shared!
« on: Saturday 24 July 10 10:29 BST (UK)  »
These cards were sent by many 1000's of the armed forces in WW1 to loved ones and sweethearts at home.

There were many produced but a lot have been lost  I have the ones sent by my great uncles in France to my Grandmother.

They also made bbokmarks.   These items were made by groups of women initially by hand and then by machines. they were done on silk mesh in groups of about 12 on the one piece of silk and then cut up and inserted into the cards etc.,

They were first made for the 1890 Paris Exhibition and grew in favour, but after the 1920's  were not made.

I treasure mine as I am sure you will too.


One Name Studies / Re: Michaelson one name study
« on: Sunday 16 May 10 23:17 BST (UK)  »
set it up like a book with chapters stanmapstone?

I am new to all of this stuff.


Cavan / Re: Mahon
« on: Sunday 16 May 10 23:16 BST (UK)  »
Thank you will dig out definite dates and first names


Lincolnshire / Jacques and Hill
« on: Sunday 16 May 10 22:49 BST (UK)  »
Looking for these names in my family tree from Lincolnshire.


Cavan / Mahon
« on: Sunday 16 May 10 22:48 BST (UK)  »
I am researching Mahon family in Cavan and surrounding areas.

Any help gratefully received


One Name Studies / Michaelson one name study
« on: Sunday 16 May 10 22:46 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know how I do this?

I understand there is a Society but am reluctant to sign up for that.


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