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Nottinghamshire / Ordsall Church, Retford - 1884 onwards
« on: Saturday 23 April 05 14:52 BST (UK)  »
hello all,
I have found some references to the parishioners (?sp) and choir and some of the church clergy in a prayer book that belongs to my father.
It was originally owned by a Charles L Skelps (not sure if this surname is right - the writing is very old!), of lichfield Theological College, and was passed on to an ancestor of mine - Alonzo King.† The original owner made lots of notes about the choir - including a register of attendees - some of the names include Appleby, Powell, King, Haslam, Bamforth, Hinde, Goodwin, Bell, Benson, Banks, Brett, Glasby, Rowland, Cooper. It seems to cover 1884 and the following couple of years, although there is no date reference to the subsequent years they appear to follow on from the 1884 register.
There is also copious notes relating to obituaries from 1884 onwards - far too many names to mention!

If anyone has any rels who were baptised/buried/married at Ordsall Church around† 1884 onwards then drop me an email, they may very well be mentioned in it!† There arent too many personal details that would help identify anyone, just mentions things like "Fred Bloggs, plumber, died jan xx 1885 after a long and painful illness. buried january 1885 athe cemetary. I and† Charles XXX were bearers."† and " John xxxx dies january 1885, interred at ordsall jan 8 1885 - myself and B roberts appoited by ???? to adminser the funeral money"

so, fire away...might take me a while to figure out the writing, but i will try.
and if anyone has any contacts with ordsall church, please let me know!

sue ;D

Useful Links / Re: familyrelatives
« on: Tuesday 18 January 05 14:23 GMT (UK)  »
hmmmm.........wont be buying any units for a while then ;)

they kind of contradict their own publicity, dont they?

sue :-\ :) ;D

Useful Links / Re: familyrelatives
« on: Tuesday 18 January 05 10:09 GMT (UK)  »
just another thought - it describes it as a surname index.....what info will you get for your 2 units?

sue :-\ :-\ :-\

Useful Links / Re: familyrelatives
« on: Tuesday 18 January 05 10:07 GMT (UK)  »
is it worth registering and buying units then?
does seem to be fully transcribed, but if you have serched for 5 definates and not got a hit, then its kinda dubious..... ???  :-\ :-\
anyone else had any luck before i shell out £6? is it pretty much the same as

sue :-\

The Common Room / Re: 'bumping' into distant relatives!!
« on: Sunday 16 January 05 14:12 GMT (UK)  »
thank say im on cloud 9 is an understatement!!

yes, you never know what is round the corner!!


The Common Room / 'bumping' into distant relatives!!
« on: Sunday 16 January 05 13:18 GMT (UK)  »
just thought id share what has been a very bizarre last couple of days for me.
Have been mainly using the internet to do my family tree, over the last couple of years i have found out quite a bit of info, but not in quite the detail i wanted.† Anyway, went into my local studies library on thursday, and whilst being shown by† the historian how to use the electoral register microfiche happened to mention the surname i was looking up.† ''ooh'' she says, ''we have a @@@@@ working here, i'll get him to pop over and see you when he gets here''. unusual surname i was researching.....and lo and behold he and i are related!! going back many generations, on our fathers' sides,  gggf's are brothers!!!†
of all the librarys in all the world , i walk into his!!!

second EXTREMELY bizarre situation happened at work on friday! Im a nurse, and was looking after a group of patients, when i noticed one lady had a very familiar name...checked date of birth and next of kin, had a call from another of her sons, and lo and behold it was my aunty who i havent seen for 20 odd years!!!! she and my father are brother and sister....I lost touch with my dad many many years ago, and so lost touch with his side of the family too.† HUGE family reunion....and the best bit, today i talked to my dad for the first time in 10 years!!!!
my children now have a grandad, i have a very caring family (I was overwhelmed by their affection towards me!)....and a long christmas list once again!!!!

one of my cousins' daughters is just starting her family tree research, so I have lots of info to share if she wants it, plus the distant cousin at the library is willing to share any info i want.....!!!!!

what a fantastic couple of days!!

sue ;D

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: SENIOR sheffield
« on: Wednesday 15 December 04 23:35 GMT (UK)  »
seniors in our family;
Edgar, born around 1910 (+20yrs), married Jesse; had 2 daughters and 3 sons. if its any help (I havent researched them yet!) send me a pm.


Australia Lookups completed / emigrants to aus in 1966
« on: Tuesday 16 November 04 20:32 GMT (UK)  »
is there anywhere i can find out about a family in my tree who emigrated to aus in 1966? dont know where they settled, and havent been able to make contact with any of their close family to ask them!
sue :)

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: family search SHEFFIELD
« on: Monday 08 November 04 16:33 GMT (UK)  »
lots of seniors in our for any info :)

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