Category Archives: Family History

A Curious Indenture of Apprenticeship

From Historical Gleanings of Bolton and District: A second batch of odd papers (written and printed) in one form or other identified with the township of Breightmet, which have been loaned to (the) present correspondent by an old Breightmetite, contains … Continue reading

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‘No means to bury’

It is inevitable that at some point in our family history research we will come across something we wish we hadn’t.  Whether it is a criminal, something else unsavoury or something tragic which fills our hearts with sadness. Although we … Continue reading

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Protect Your Research

I wrote a shorter version of this for the FFHS September 2012 Ezine: Would you be annoyed to discover your family tree had been published on an unfamiliar website without your permission?  The Lost Cousins newsletter reports how one such … Continue reading

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Will the Real Robert Rothwell Please Stand Up!

Most of us willl come across a brick wall at some point in our family history research.  One of my most frustrating problems was with Robert ROTHWELL – all was going well with the ROTHWELL line until I reached Robert … Continue reading

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