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Genealogy / Old Bailey
« on: March 08, 2017, 06:38 PM »
Hello all, if any of you found that some of your ancestors had been in trouble with the law. is free to search for very old court cases. It is quite amusing just to read some of the cases and how they were worded.

Genealogy / Re: most accurate genealogy website
« on: February 28, 2017, 06:35 PM »
Thanks everyone for your advice, I have sent off for a certificate because I hit a brick wall and in this case as Too Shy says it really is the only way to prove it is the right person. I have been up so many blind alleys, much as it hurts I have had to pay. I will let you know the outcome and more than likely be asking for more advice.

Genealogy / Re: most accurate genealogy website
« on: February 23, 2017, 07:50 PM »
Thanks Albert and Vanessa, your advice will be very helpful. I can't get out much due to health problems so I can have a root round online. I never knew how to use the BMD indexes like that until now, I will try it out Vanessa thanks again.

Genealogy / Re: most accurate genealogy website
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:37 PM »
Thank you Fudge and Son of Nomad for your advice, and thanks for your message Fudge you are really kind. I live in Sheffield Fudge just over the big hill from Lancashire, but we do have a  local library where I can access Ancestry for a small price. I have used it but my problem is really a lack of a starting point for my father he just never mentioned having any family and I just thought he was an only child.
I did have a subscription with Genealogist but they didn't have a lot of records, I will have a look at some of the other sites.
Thanks again.

Genealogy / most accurate genealogy website
« on: February 21, 2017, 06:56 PM »
Can anyone advise me which paid for genealogy website is the best please, I am trying to find out about my fathers family. This probably sounds silly but I don't have a clue about them. My dad never mentioned his family except that his mother died when he was very young. All I know is his date of birth and death and that he married my mother at St. Michaels in Ashton in 1929. He died when I was thirteen, most of the time he was working then he was gone. Why don't we ask questions when people are around ? It wasn't until I started doing my family tree that I realised half my family was missing and there is nobody left to ask.

Genealogy / Re: Meg's Brooks family
« on: February 20, 2017, 06:53 PM »
Hi Meg , sorry about that, I seem to have adopted some of your family while doing my searches. I got most of the info from family search and a bit from ancestry. Back to the drawing board then, I'm getting too ruddy old for all this the grey cells are wearing out.

Genealogy / Meg's Brooks family
« on: January 14, 2017, 06:17 PM »
Hello Meg, it seems we share a great grandfather John Brooks. John died in Sheffield in 1937 aged 81. Four generations and three branches of the family seemed to have moved to Sheffield in the early 1930's , something pretty drastic must have happened to cause  them all to move. I tracked them down from burial records.


General Discussion / Lancashire Rose
« on: January 13, 2017, 07:19 PM »
I have just been watching your own Lisa Ashton playing darts, she really is something special. I know darts isn't every ones cup of tea but Lisa is very good.

Genealogy / lost families in Sheffield
« on: December 18, 2016, 06:33 PM »
hi all, If any of you had family members who moved to Sheffield for work when the mills closed and you can't find them in census records, Sheffield Indexers have a great burial section. I have found the graves of relatives I didn't know I had. It gives the address where they died, age, employment , grave number and you can see who else is buried in that grave as well.
Sorry if this is old news.


Memory Lane / Re: Belle Vue Zoo
« on: December 18, 2016, 06:22 PM »
Thank you Fudge, I remember my Uncles house had a toilet in the bathroom, I remember it vividly because when we visited one year I was busting for a wee and my aunty said I would have to use a bucket in the kitchen because someone was in the bath. I was about six and these people were virtual strangers to me and I downright refused. I got to use the toilet, they didn't fancy a puddle on the kitchen floor. I might have been little but I was a stubborn little madam.

Memory Lane / Re: Belle Vue Zoo
« on: December 17, 2016, 06:50 PM »
Thanks everyone for your help, I hope I'm doing this right this is the first forum I have joined. Generations of my family lived in Ashton so I'm on a quest to find out what their lives were like. They were all mill workers but I know very little about them, my grandparents had all died before I was born and my parents didn't say a lot about their families.

Memory Lane / Belle Vue Zoo
« on: December 16, 2016, 07:54 PM »
Hi every one, I'm a new member. I was born in Sheffield but my mother was born in Ashton and my dads family moved to Stalybridge in 1906. they moved to Sheffield in the thirties. We used to go to visit the relatives in Ashton when I was little and always.
 went to the zoo. To be honest I remember the zoo a lot better than the relatives, but I was only about eight or nine when the visits stopped and adult talk is pretty boring when you are young. I always got upset when we went in the elephant house they looked so sad. I would be grateful if anyone can tell me where I can find old photo's of Belle Vue zoo


Genealogy / Re: Look up in 1891 and 1911 census please
« on: December 15, 2016, 07:16 PM »
I don't know if this is of any use for your family tree but I have this information about the Brook family.
Annie and Charles Hodson Hilton moved to Sheffield. I have them living at 347, Barnsley Road in 1936 along with some of the children. Charles died in 1946 aged 65 and Annie died in1948 aged 65. No sign of your Joseph though unfortunately.

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