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Dead Rellies
13-02-08, 03:00
I have came across a line of boat people, in my tree, i have had a quick google but to no avail, does anyone please know of any sites that may be of use, they tended to be around the Warwickshire Waterways. Thank U

Dead Rellies
13-02-08, 03:03
Found some results.............

Muggins in Sussex
13-02-08, 06:27
Hi Pat - just in case you hadn't looked already, there are some links here :-

http://www.familytreeforum.com/wiki/index.php/Canals_and_Canal_Carriers

Dead Rellies
13-02-08, 09:06
Morning Mug

Thank you, will have a dig around there today.

Durham Lady
13-02-08, 09:27
Pat, you may have seen this site but I am sure it gives links to a lot more. Clicking on Canal heritage brings up some really good stuff.

Worcester & Birmingham Canal (http://www.canaljunction.com/canal/worcester_birmingham.htm)

Uncle John
13-02-08, 09:32
There are a number of people who specialise in tracing boat people's family history. From bits seen on "Waterworld", the boat museum at Gloucester and possibly the waterways museum at Stoke Bruerne could be a starting point. British Waterways inherited a lot of carrying company records of who was running which boats pre-nationalisation.

Mark Dudley
13-02-08, 10:06
There is a List on Rootsweb that seems fairly active: RootsWeb: ENG-CANAL-PEOPLE-L Archives (http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/ENG-CANAL-PEOPLE)

Dead Rellies
13-02-08, 10:51
Thank you - I will be busy with these, they are not close rellies, but i would like to know what they did while living on canal, as they were there for most of there lives, and then there children went on to live on the canal.

Merry Monty Montgomery
13-02-08, 12:09
There are a number of people who specialise in tracing boat people's family history.

They must be gluttons for punishment!

Good luck, Pat :)

Mavis by the Moor
13-02-08, 21:22
When were your boat people around Pat? I have a BBC record of archive recordings of canal people, what names do you have?

Mark Dudley
13-02-08, 21:36
I'd be interested to know the names as well Pat. I've a lot of boat-builders in Coventry at Hawkesbury Junction .....

Uncle John
13-02-08, 22:51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle John
There are a number of people who specialise in tracing boat people's family history.

They must be gluttons for punishment!

Many of them were born or descended from boat people themselves.

Dead Rellies
14-02-08, 05:12
The family i am looking at are the Hirons, and a lot of them originated from Stratford and there abouts.

tinkerbe
14-02-08, 06:21
ronnie wood of rolling stones came from boat people

Mavis by the Moor
14-02-08, 12:03
Shame, no Hirons listed on my record!

Dead Rellies
14-02-08, 14:49
Thanks mavis.