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The Lighter Side / Census entry made me laugh.
« on: Thursday 25 July 13 21:52 BST (UK)  »
While looking up [possible] tree members I came across an entry in the 1881 census, who's occupation is stated as:
'Curate, not in charge of souls'. Made me laugh anyway.

Angus (Forfarshire) / Photo ID Somewhere around Dundee?
« on: Thursday 23 May 13 21:54 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to identify the location. I think the bus is a green Daimler Dundee bus c 1950's. anybody know the location.

The Lighter Side / Marriage-A Tree merge [grafting?]
« on: Monday 31 December 12 09:50 GMT (UK)  »
When my daughter marries later in 2013, her husband already has an established tree. This will add 1355 to my 'greater' tree which includes all the marriages and each spouse's ancestry. This is just for a record. My 'lesser' tree consists of direct ancestors and spouses and children only.
Does any other Rootschatter graft another tree onto theirs when a child marries?

Tom G

The Lighter Side / Old Bible, an interesting exercise.
« on: Monday 03 September 12 17:17 BST (UK)  »
A couple of years ago, I bought a box containing old books, maps and an old bible. The maps were dated between 1890 and 1910. The bible had two names Harold S Pogson in one corner. And the name Hannah Stansfield, and address, Todmorden, Lancashire.1858 across the first page.
I decided to delve.
In the 1901 census there is one Harold Pogson bc 1867 in Walsden, Lancashire, living in Newton, Hyde, Cheshire.
Also at the same address are his mother Hannah Pogson and sister Lillian Pogson.
So, back to the 1891 census. We have Wm. P. Pogson, Head, Hannah Pogson, wife, Harold Pogson son and Lillian Pogson Daughter.
Now a search for a marriage.

A William Pogson married a Hannah Stansfield in 1860 in Todmorden Lancashire.
His full name is William Philip Sutton Pogson, born in Horncastle Lincs. C1831
Hannah Stansfield bc 1829 Todmorden,Lancs.
The 1881 census the family† are at 68 Tilbury Terrace, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire.
William is described as Draper, Primitive Methodist Local Preacher
In 1871 they are in Todmorden Lancs.
In 1861 they are in Ardwick, Manchester

Hannah Stansfield
1841 census
Walsden, Todmorden,Lancs
Looks like her family, parents James and Betty and six siblings
Hannah is aged 12

Also in the 1851 census

FF to the 1911 census
78 Lodge Lane, Newton, Hyde
Harold S Pogson b abt 1867 and
Lavinia Pogson wife bc 1871 Hyde, Cheshire
Lillian Pogson sister b Walsden,Lancs.
Harold is described as Engineer and Secretary to a Limited Company.
A marriage for Harold Stanley Pogson and Lavinia Booth, in Stockport ,Cheshire 1908
A death for Harold S Pogson in 1938 Manchester.
Lavinia Booth
1881 census
Living at
6 George Street, Haughton, Lancs
Parents John and Lavinia and 4 siblings

Lodge Lane houses in Newton still stand. No current refs for Tilbury Terrace

I canít find any children for Harold and Lavinia they were both around 40 when they married

The strange/small world thing is, I bought the box of books and maps in Milton a car boot sale for £2. The addresses in Newton, Hyde, Cheshire are 2 miles from where I used to live, up until I migrated south in 1980. There a couple of my tree living in the same area in the 19th century.

More delving..........................

The Lighter Side / BBC Prog on Blacksmiths
« on: Monday 21 May 12 21:26 BST (UK)  »
I don't know if this has been posted before.
I have just caught up on iPlayer, a programme about the blacksmith's craft.

As at east 3 of my ancestors were smiths, I found it quite interesting.
Metalworks: The Blacksmith's Tale

BBC 4 Wednesday 9pm

The Lighter Side / Namesakes
« on: Tuesday 17 April 12 08:26 BST (UK)  »
I realise this is mainly a male occurrence in family history research.
Over the years of family research my namesake has popped up frequently. Sometimes with a different middle name but essentially the same. They are near and far, from my 10 times great grandfather to a half 2nd cousin 4 times removed via 1st cousins 2,3 or 4 times removed and great or great grand uncles etc.

There are now 34 namesakes including myself.

Does anybody else have  large number of namesakes or come from a long list of the people with the same name?.

The Lighter Side / Death of ancestor discovered in news archive
« on: Friday 02 December 11 21:12 GMT (UK)  »
I knew when one of my ancestors died, but not how.

I have been searching family names in the British Newspaper Archive
I searched for Gaunt in Derbyshire and found how one of my ancestors died.
Joseph Gaunt born in 1731 and died in 1783. Must have died a horrible death [rabies]

Added: Image from the British Newspaper Archive has been taken off. Care needs to be taken to respect copyright. Thank you  :)

The Lighter Side / Can anybody decipher this?
« on: Saturday 15 October 11 17:32 BST (UK)  »
This is part of the 1930 Fed Cen in the USA. Los Angeles
I have tracked down one of my tree. I knew he was 'in the movies'
Turns out he was a Sound Technician
Can anybody read the line below,his wife's occupation?

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