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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Lancashire Resources

    Online Parish Clerk project which aims to extract and preserve the records from the various parishes and to provide online access to that data, FREE of charge, along with other data of value to family and local historians conducting research in the County of Lancashire. http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/...

    Started by christanel‎, 05-07-2015 12:54 AM
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  2. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Lancashire old maps

    http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/oldmap/ If there are more please add locations then maybe a moderator/administrator will make this a "sticky".

    Started by MarkProctor‎, 08-01-2014 1:38 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Urmston and its past

    The link provided here is a record of the Urmston Urban District. It is a compiled list that encompasses Urmston, Flixton, and Davyhulme south of Manchester. In the record are historical details of homes and their residents from early times, events, famous people, anything and everything connected...

    Started by Divad‎, 10-03-2012 10:24 PM
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  1. Elixabeth Ann Meehan [nee] Wilson

    Hi all.I am looking for my Mothers famil.Elixabeth Ann Meehan Wilson. I dont know about any of her family except her three sisters and their families. Her sisters were Winnie,Sara-Ellen and Kittiy. She also had a brother Billy who dies,not sure at what age. My Aunts married names were Doyle and...

    Started by grandma‎, 13-02-2009 5:10 PM
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  2. Ezard & Sykes, Manchester, 1870s

    In the 1870s, Charles EZARD was in partnership with Isaac SYKES and traded as Ezard & Sykes. They were iron founders, based at Wellington Iron Works, Bradford, near Manchester. He applied to register the design of numerous small household items, e.g. trivet, ashpan etc. These can be found at The...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 19-03-2015 10:54 PM
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  3. Looking for family from Garston Liverpool

    Hi I am looking for anyone who knows of anyone from Garston with the names Mason or Pickering. I know that one of my relatives was the Blacksmith Mason's forge in Garston Village and there is a picture of it in old garston book. Any info would or leads of old maps of Garston would be great...

    Started by kazzy1964‎, 22-09-2015 9:40 PM
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    16-03-2016, 8:25 AM Go to last post
  4. blackburn lancashire cemetery help

    hi im researching the bispham surname , most of the family lived & died in blackburn lancashire i know there is at least 13 people in the blackburn cemetery with the surname bispham. does any one live close to this cemetery and will be willin to have a look around and take pictures of the head...

    Started by VIKKIBIZZ87‎, 13-03-2016 1:56 AM
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    14-03-2016, 5:14 PM Go to last post
  5. franklin

    I am stuck does anyone have any info about Alfred leopold Franklin bon 1866 in Manchester Lancashire, mothers name Amalia, married Florence Mary (Thompson) had 5 children Leopold J, Lilas, Florence Leslie and Harold Victor. Hope someone can help because it is driving me crazy

    Started by janemilton0‎, 13-07-2009 6:08 PM
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  6. Joseph Sullivan, where was he living in 1873

    When George Sullivan was discharged from the services Nov. 24,1873 he gave his intended place of Residence with Joseph Sullivan of Royal Dragoon Guards at 19 Lower Moss Lane, Manchester. I have checked the 1871 census and there is James Graham Rutherford & family there. In the 1881 census...

    Started by Sharon.S‎, 07-02-2016 9:19 PM
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  7. elizabeth ann wilson

    Hi back after long time av bi more info.re elizabeth ann wilson.ger mother was margaret ann nee connelly grandma,

    Started by grandma‎, 27-01-2016 3:55 PM
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  8. Question Sarah Birkett of Broughton In Furness (1792)

    I am looking for the family of Sarah Birkett (christened December 9, 1792, at Seathwaite, Broughton In Furness), she married John Steel(e) on July 20, 1811, at Broughton. Her father's name is John Birkett (no dates or where born) and her mother is Jane (but no other info. I should appreciate it if...

    Started by norfolk white‎, 06-11-2005 10:25 PM
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  9. Question Catherine Lewthwaite of Whicham (1706) married John Cole in Millom (1741)

    Anyone have any info on Catherine Lewthwaite? She was christened August 14, 1706, at Whicham, and she married John Cole in 1741, at Millom, Cumberland, - they had 3 children that I am aware of, Ferdinando (christened April 10 1742, at Millom), John (ch. May 14, 1745 at Millom) & Mary (ch. June 4...

    Started by norfolk white‎, 06-11-2005 10:28 PM
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  10. Question Frank Gibson of Farnworth, Bolton

    Can anyone help me with the parents of Frank Gibson who I understand was born in Farmworth, Bolton, late 1800's early 1900s. We think his father was called Charles Gibson but we do not know his mother's name - we have been told by family that Frank's mother was a romney. Frank married Martha...

    Started by norfolk white‎, 27-11-2008 1:34 PM
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  11. Question James Barker - Backbarrow

    I'm looking for the family of James BARKER who was born abt 1763 at Backbarrow, he died 1835 at Backbarrow, and was buried Feb. 6, at Cartmel, Lancashire . James married Elizabeth ASKEW at Cartmel Priory, Cartmel, Lancashire, on Jan 8, 1792. Elizabeth was born abt. 1773 at Old Hall, Bouth,...

    Started by norfolk white‎, 06-11-2005 10:17 PM
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  12. John Sparling and Elizabeth Pearson of Cote, Bolton-le-Sands

    Can anyone please help. I am looking for the birth/christening date and place of John Sparling who was born about 1675 plus any other info regarding him e.g. death/burial dates and where. John was the son of John Sparling and Janette (I have no maiden name) whom I have no dates for or places of...

    Started by norfolk white‎, 07-10-2008 12:17 PM
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  13. John Atherton, Wigan 1781

    I'm trying to trace the parents of John Atherton who was born in Wigan in 1781. He was a gardener and eventually left Wigan and settled in Outwell in Cambridgeshire where he had the following children: Thomas 1801 Mary 1802 John 1804-1810 William 1805 Joseph 1807 John 1814

    Started by AMartel‎, 30-05-2012 4:42 PM
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  14. The Wandering Waugh Family

    Hi all After a long hiatus I have finally started looking at my bette noire - Thomas Waugh, who I now know was born in Preston to parents Margaret Richardson and Thomas Waugh. This elder Thomas died in 1839 age 33 and I have no idea where he may have been born, although I have a very likely...

    Started by NatashaBatsford‎, 18-12-2015 3:12 AM
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  15. Giuseppe Bracchi (Joseph Brackey)

    Hi All, New to this site, Searching Giuseppe Bracchi (Joseph Brackey) who was born in Italy (approx) 1850 trying to find out where he was "born" & "when & where" he came to England, he was married to Celesta Bracchi & one of his children was my Great Grandad born 1888 in Morecambe Bay I believe...

    Started by Brackster‎, 23-04-2009 6:55 PM
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  16. Prince family-Salford

    Hi Would it be possible for someone to look-up a marriage record for a John Prince to Harriet Jonas (possibly Jones) at St Marys parish church Eccles in July 1831. Any hope of parents names ?? Charles Prince (their son) married Mary Williams in Nov. 1851 at Manchester Cathedral I have all the...

    Started by colwyn‎, 11-04-2011 4:36 PM
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    27-09-2015, 7:46 PM Go to last post

    Does anyone know where Canal Street, Manchester was and could it have been near Back Irk Street?

    Started by daisynook‎, 29-03-2015 1:25 PM
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    13-05-2015, 2:28 PM Go to last post
  18. Bailey Family of Wigan

    Looking for Bailey family from Wigan Parish

    Started by Ricky Weinberg‎, 11-01-2015 10:29 PM
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  19. Teachers in Milnrow/Rochdale area 1940's/50's

    I wondered if anyone had seen any records of teachers in the Milnrow/Rochdale area dating back to the 40's and 50's. I'm trying to trace a local chap by the name of William Gowdridge, who married in Newton Heath in 1927 and died in Milnrow in 1955. I'm told he was a teacher but am trying to...

    Started by The Tank‎, 27-04-2015 10:19 AM
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    27-04-2015, 4:11 PM Go to last post
  20. Southern Cemetery

    Hello All, I have just found some information for my AUGUSTUS and JOHNSTONE family members who are buried at Southern Cemetery. There seems to be more than one person buried in the graves which would make me think that they were all related as they are either AUGUSTUS or JOHNSTONE surnames. ...

    Started by Narelle‎, 24-01-2009 3:15 PM
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