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Genealogy / Re: most accurate genealogy website
« Last post by Fudge on Today at 12:21 PM »
Kate If you live local and want to test different sites the Archives at the rear of the Library have Ancestry and find My Past and you can use them free also they have people a couple of times a week to help you search to get you going also there are B M D For the Churches and if you check the marriages it will give the Fathers names as well I will send a private message Fudge
Genealogy / Re: most accurate genealogy website
« Last post by Son of Nomad on Today at 11:19 AM »
Kate - the only subscription site I have used is and I donít know of another site that has so many records. It also does very useful searching and linking. The annual subscriptions are quite steep (to my way of thinking) but you can take out a monthly subscription as well. Perhaps other researchers here can tell you about other sites.
I also have found that a number of free sites have been very useful over the years: for Ashton and Tameside births, marriages and death records, try www.,  for the rest of Lancashire, try though more recent records have not been put on yet Ė you would have to check for where they are up to.
I also find the American IGI site very useful as includes free access to British censuses; you can find it at Hope this helps.
Genealogy / most accurate genealogy website
« Last post by kate 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.
General Discussion / Re: MUGGING
« Last post by Fudge on February 21, 2017, 11:18 AM »
Well I don't think iy is just Ashton there are lots of places were there is crime. As I have said before there are lots of good people who never get a mention it is always the scum bags you hear about.
General Discussion / Re: TOP TWENTY 1960 - 1969.
« Last post by Son of Nomad on February 21, 2017, 11:01 AM »
Hi All,

My first track would be "Running Bear" by Johnny Preston, which was number #1, 17th March 1960.

My second would be "Good Timin" by Jimmy Jones, which was number #1, 7th July 1960.

Just a thought........Daftjack.  :o :o :o

Those are two of my favourite tracks from that era also. Did you know that 'Running Bear' was actually recorded in 1958 and sat on the record company's shelf for 2 years until its release in 1960? Also that the chap doing the "Umbah umbahs" in the background was The Big Bopper who was killed in the plane crash with Buddy Holly?

General Discussion / MUGGING
« Last post by daftjack on February 21, 2017, 08:22 AM »
Hi All,

Have just read in the Daily Mail, the story of two men (who do not deserve the term) mugging someone in a motorised wheel chair in Ashton.

What kind of animals are we raising in Ashton today? When (if) they are found, they should be flogged.

I spent many of my formative years in Ashton, and many people will no doubt tell you, I was a pain in the butt, to which I will agree.

Having said that, nobody in my day would have dreamt of doing something like the above, no matter how bad they were.

These low life scum must be taught a lesson.

Whatever happened to decency in Britain?????

Just a thought....

Daftjack.  >:( >:( >:(
General Discussion / Re: TOP TWENTY 1960 - 1969.
« Last post by KENNETHO on February 20, 2017, 11:27 PM »
sorry  jaywit  cheers
General Discussion / Re: TOP TWENTY 1960 - 1969.
« Last post by KENNETHO on February 20, 2017, 11:25 PM »
would it help  with  a  jug  jeywit
Smile, please! / Re: Lets start with a smile
« Last post by KENNETHO on February 20, 2017, 09:25 PM »
a mexico  kid  met  donald  trump  and said you know  mr. trump  one  day i  would like to be  president  of  u.s.a.  one . trump said are you  crazy  out of your  mind  an idiot  retarded or  what ???  the kid replied  you  know  what  ive changed  my mind  theres to many  requirements
General Discussion / Re: TOP TWENTY 1960 - 1969.
« Last post by KENNETHO on February 20, 2017, 08:24 PM »
I think that was the time. Where I lost  my. Hearing
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