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Latest research – John Oldroyd born 1783

In preparation for next week’s Surname Saturday post, where I planned to feature the surname Whitworth, I decided to see if I could find more details about the person in my tree with this surname, Mary Whitworth.  Mary Whitworth was married to John Oldroyd. I found a burial entry for a Mary Oldroyd in 1851… Continue reading Latest research – John Oldroyd born 1783

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #38 Favourite place – Tarnagulla

Amy Johnson Crow introduced the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge on her No Story Too Small blog in 2014. This year she continued the challenge, but also added a weekly theme.  This week, the theme is Favorite Place: What has been your favorite place to research? Which ancestor came from there? Probably my favourite place to research… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #38 Favourite place – Tarnagulla

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2014) #29 Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd

Last week, my ancestor was Mark Oldroyd.   This week, my ancestor is his daughter Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd, my gg grandmother. The first information I had about Jane was from the book “Tarnagulla & District: The Way It Was” by Edna & Ken Arnold.  This book stated that Jane was born 5 April 1828 and died… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #29 Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #28 Mark Oldroyd

This week my ancestor is Mark Oldroyd, the grandfather of my great grandmother Sarah Jane Sharp. The information I originally had for Mark was from the book “Tarnagulla & District: The Way It Was” by Edna & Ken Arnold.  A number of Mark’s children had settled in the Tarnagulla district, including his daughter Jane, so… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #28 Mark Oldroyd