I've had great fun tracking descendents of my Hogans and Careys who, in the 1880's, swapped the mines and shipyards of Northumberland for the mines of Pennsylvania and the shipyards of Ohio.
1940 census was especially interesting - quite a lot of people aged 15 to 25 and people 55 and over who didn't have any occupation recorded.
It was only when I came across one household with two residents recorded as employed in "new work" that the penny dropped, as it were. 1930's - the
I’m only 21 and yet since the age of 14 I’ve been saying tomy Mum- I’m going to find out about our family! I’m going to trace them so thatI know where I come from, what makes me, well me. Every year would be the samething, I’d get a notepad and write my Grandparents details out and that wouldbe as far as I got before giving up again.
Now, now I’ve found a weather ofinformation thanks to one little detail- a random little search to get some details
Updated 02-09-12 at 18:10 by lennon2011
Litherland - Leicester and West Yorkshire
Plant - Hanley, Stoke on Trent (new research)
Williams - Fenton, Stoke on Trent (new research)
I have only recently started to look for the my Grandmother Harriet Plant from Hanley, and my Grandfather Albert Williams from Fenton. They married in March 1910 and boarded at Grandma Harriet's home in Hanley. Grandad was a miner, and they eventually moved to Murton Seaham for the coal mining work. That is about all I know of their beginning.
My great-grandad George Abel had an elder sister named Hannah, who was born in East Yorkshire c1834. Whilst I'm still unsure of Hannah's precise birthplace, I do know that by 1839 her parents (James and Mary Ann Abel) had settled in the small Yorkshire village of Huggate where a younger sister was born and baptised and where the family were recorded in 1841 census.
When census was taken in 1851, Hannah was living at Huggate Rectory where she was a house servant in the employ of widower
Updated 13-08-12 at 22:47 by Janet in Yorkshire
All four of my grandparents left England for the USA in the late 1890s. I have researched and documented them and their ancestors with the General Records Office as far back as 1837. I have gone back even further though church records. The following are the family names of my most recent ancestors: Brown(e), Fielden (Fielding), Henthorn, Jones, Jordan, Goodwin, Carter, Clarkson, McCracken, Walkden, Lomas, Brierley, Bottomley, Williams, Parr, Parker, Thistlethwaite, Gartside, Chaddwick, Kay, Graves,