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    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Start of the Festive Season
    2. Lynne
    3. Hello everyone 'Tis the beginning of the Festive Season (although according to many retailers, it started before Halloween). In any case, Hanukkah has begun and, to all who observe, I wish you a joyous Festival of Lights. With wishes for peace, love, and joy, Lynne

    12/02/2018 12:03:50
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] ????Happy Lancashire Day????
    2. Lynne
    3. Happy Lancashire Day, everyone! And thanks, Bob, for the reminder. Lynne

    11/27/2018 08:19:59
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] The Boat People of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
    2. Lynne
    3. On Tues 20th November the Leigh & District Family History Society will be welcoming Bill Huyton to talk about the Boat People of Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Help desk open from 7pm, speaker at 7.30pm followed by refreshments. All welcome for the last meeting of 2018. Meetings are held in the Derby Room at Leigh Library. Turnpike Centre Civic Square Market Street Leigh WN7 1EB https://www.lswlfhs.org.uk/Groups/leigh-group/index.php

    11/17/2018 11:00:08
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Chorlton Book Festival, 16-24 November 2018
    2. Lynne
    3. As part of the Book Festival, there will be a Chorlton Local History Walk. Sunday 18 November, 2 - 4pm. See <https://tinyurl.com/ya4awqy8> for details about the walk. Details about the Festival can be found by following the links on <https://www.chorltonbookfestival.co.uk/> Lynne

    11/05/2018 04:11:12
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Finding the Stories of the Women in Your Family Tree
    2. Lynne
    3. Ancestry has a free tip sheet in PDF form. The slant and illustrations are from a US perspective, but the ideas work on either side of the Atlantic. See https://ancstry.me/2zhouwd to download the document. Do you have some tips to share with us? There are a lot of subscribers to this list with varying degrees of expertise. As well as your queries, please post research advice, event information, and other family history information. Most of us are eager learn and you can help keep the list alive by posting. Lynne list admin.

    11/01/2018 11:16:27
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society events 3 November
    2. Lynne
    3. November 3 Open Day - Bolton branch of the MLFHS 10.30am to 3.00pm The History Centre, Central Library, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton and Beginners Talk: Irish and Scottish research 10:30 AM – 1 PM Manchester Central Library St. Peters Square, M2 5PD Manchester See www.mlfhs.org.uk for more information. Know of an event relevant to this list or of general family research interest? Please post!

    10/27/2018 08:44:10
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Leigh Family History Society "Women on the Titanic"
    2. Lynne
    3. Leigh Family History Society, "Women on the Titanic" a talk by Brian Joyce Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM All welcome. Nominal entrance fee which includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Derby Room Leigh Library Civic Square, Leigh Leigh Family History Society is one of the six Family History Groups within the Liverpool & SW Lancashire Family History Society. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.lswlfhs.org.uk_Groups_leigh-2Dgroup_index.php&d=DwIFaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=DiCktj8X484KVWFem0cDTXYQI5ou6yI8rGy_6_7L9hA&m=o00VQZRRob2EcQ3IGCs3zot-CWQmkrEBHbcpKu_nK60&s=4ovZR0ftzMNMVwW4zBGJ26MN0MvZSblLpABLuBQ9caM&e=

    10/09/2018 09:44:59
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Heritage Open Days 2018
    2. Lynne
    3. Heritage Open Days 2018 will be 6-9 & 13-16 September The Heritage Open Days web site has a printer-friendly list of properties and events by regions, counties, towns, and local councils. There are also several ways to search for events. Since the problem with extended ProofPoint URLs hasn't been fixed yet, the web site URL is not included here. Instead, just Google for Heritage Open Days 2018. If you attend any of the events, please write to the list about your experiences. Lynne

    09/04/2018 10:25:28
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] LancashireBMD - New Data - Aug 24, 2018
    2. Lynne
    3. New data has been added at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lancashirebmd.org.uk&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=7mjMt7OuPLjtNMsqB5_Yry8ARmbv4eIZg6bbI6RyObA&m=rFZ7LI87pIZbl0sV0uu_XH3qD8cgem15f8v_m_rQ1U4&s=s7MYNo5ADsvQzAHZ2rEFsanuDaXzq7ay9s7ceJnfMro&e= as follows: Added 33,587 Deaths for Manchester RD comprising: Manchester (1977-1982) Please note that ages are not included in these records and will be added at a later date. Many thanks to Liz Williamson, Phil Wharram, John Marsden and all of the Lancashire BMD volunteers. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lancashirebmd.org.uk&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=7mjMt7OuPLjtNMsqB5_Yry8ARmbv4eIZg6bbI6RyObA&m=rFZ7LI87pIZbl0sV0uu_XH3qD8cgem15f8v_m_rQ1U4&s=s7MYNo5ADsvQzAHZ2rEFsanuDaXzq7ay9s7ceJnfMro&e= For access to all the UK's major BMD and Census sites visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.UKBMD.org.uk_&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=7mjMt7OuPLjtNMsqB5_Yry8ARmbv4eIZg6bbI6RyObA&m=rFZ7LI87pIZbl0sV0uu_XH3qD8cgem15f8v_m_rQ1U4&s=ZcNLYzntmaaosmgM7ZC1KjZZeNp9us-vbrOSIWW3kNY&e= For access to all the UK's major Family History sites visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.UKGDL.org.uk_&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=7mjMt7OuPLjtNMsqB5_Yry8ARmbv4eIZg6bbI6RyObA&m=rFZ7LI87pIZbl0sV0uu_XH3qD8cgem15f8v_m_rQ1U4&s=PpOEFPiFf6ReYttCdYW39xzF7RRZ5G9WQwUzP-Q99ZE&e= For access to all the UK's major Military Family History sites visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.UKMFH.org.uk_&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=7mjMt7OuPLjtNMsqB5_Yry8ARmbv4eIZg6bbI6RyObA&m=rFZ7LI87pIZbl0sV0uu_XH3qD8cgem15f8v_m_rQ1U4&s=ja7n_KCRK1uEH8Xq_dXitjdGbnemzZj-ZCfwCk8Ulo8&e=

    08/28/2018 11:23:17
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] LancashireBMD updates, July and August 2018
    2. Lynne
    3. Hello all There have been many updates to Lancashire BMD as follows: July 7, 2018: Added 1,541 Births for Bury RD comprising: Bury (1961-1961) Added 1,688 Marriages for Bury RD comprising: Bury Register Office or Registrar Attended (1963-1966) Radcliffe, St.Mary (1950-1981) Radcliffe, St.Thomas & St.John (1951-1972) July 16, 2018: Added 5,258 Marriages for West Lancashire RD comprising: Ormskirk Register Office or Registrar Attended (1951-1974) July 20, 2018: Amended 26,395 Births for Bolton RD to expand forename initials to full forenames, comprising: Little Hulton (1837-1902) July 29, 2018: Added 432 Births for Blackburn RD comprising: Blackburn (1988-1998) Amended 30,611 Births for Manchester RD to include mother's maiden name, comprising: Manchester (1967-1969) August 3, 2018: Added 433 Births for Blackburn RD comprising: Blackburn (1988-1998) Added 6,713 Births for bury RD comprising: Bury (1961-1965) Added 4,991 Deaths for Bury RD comprising: Bury (1921-1927) Added 1,424 Marriages for Bury RD comprising: Bury Register Office or Registrar Attended (1966-1968) Radcliffe, St. Thomas & St.John (1973-1980) Ramsbottom, St.Andrews (1965-1991) Ramsbottom, St.Paul (1928-1981) August 18, 2018: Added 522 Marriages for Manchester RD comprising: Newton Heath, All Saints (1947-1954) Many thanks to John Marsden and all of the Lancashire BMD volunteers. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lancashirebmd.org.uk&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=DiCktj8X484KVWFem0cDTXYQI5ou6yI8rGy_6_7L9hA&m=OATzvxeTVNypbit5KOkyi5kSGL6gj0YKmZRceecvWWM&s=f8JcTpRIvHkNlYsNdVRRyyYZY8IimoDUNvdShHuamH8&e= For access to all the UK's major BMD and Census sites visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.UKBMD.org.uk_&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=DiCktj8X484KVWFem0cDTXYQI5ou6yI8rGy_6_7L9hA&m=OATzvxeTVNypbit5KOkyi5kSGL6gj0YKmZRceecvWWM&s=G2XBOZ9W8wM8B5zd_cxHuQTLXdl7lrjZ2EtVoJTAfGM&e= For access to all the UK's major Family History sites visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.UKGDL.org.uk_&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=DiCktj8X484KVWFem0cDTXYQI5ou6yI8rGy_6_7L9hA&m=OATzvxeTVNypbit5KOkyi5kSGL6gj0YKmZRceecvWWM&s=-Tx_h_KdwZ0G1YDchahZkwlIuWEPaimDjaunJlpLxec&e= For access to all the UK's major Military Family History sites visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.UKMFH.org.uk_&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=DiCktj8X484KVWFem0cDTXYQI5ou6yI8rGy_6_7L9hA&m=OATzvxeTVNypbit5KOkyi5kSGL6gj0YKmZRceecvWWM&s=goGrJS3aYwT4yaLzBRH8-diCFsyU1qGG6K09GLnX7Nk&e= Lynne

    08/21/2018 01:39:08
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Today, Thursday 16 August is the 199th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre
    2. Lynne
    3. Hello all Were your ancestors involved in the Peterloo Massacre? What was their role? And what was the result? We'd love to read about it. Lynne

    08/16/2018 06:33:57
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Antiques Roadshow comes to MediaCityUK, Salford. Thursday 30 August
    2. Lynne
    3. This may be of interest to those of you who live in the area: From <https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/antiques-roadshow-comes-to-mediacityuk-salford-tickets-43883283081?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing> or <https://tinyurl.com/ycpolwst>: "BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow will be filming at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays on Thursday 30 August. "Fiona Bruce and the team of Antiques Roadshow experts will be waiting to welcome you, so dust off your family heirlooms and dig out those car boot bargains and bring them along for free advice and valuations to visitors. "Doors open at 9.30am and close at 5.00pm. Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required. For parking arrangements please check our website. "More frequently asked questions, and parking information can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow or on the show’s Facebook page." If you go, be sure to tell us about your experience! Lynne

    08/14/2018 10:34:02
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Stretford Family and Local History Fair, 22nd September
    2. Lynne
    3. Saturday 22nd September 10am - 4pm St Matthews Church Hall Chester Road Stretford M32 9AJ FAMILY & LOCAL HISTORY FAIR Lots of stalls of interest to family historians, for both beginner or more experienced Talks on family history-related topics Books, CDs, ephemera, maps, etc., on sale In attendance:- Altrincham Family History Society Cheshire Family History Society Doncaster Family History Society Lancashire Family History Society Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society Stretford History Society Antiquarian Books Chris Makepeace - maps Alan Hulme - ephemera and others The location is close to the M60, Metro Station and the shopping mall. There is parking for exhibitors on site. Visitors will be able to park for free for three hours in the nearby Stretford Precinct car park for 3hrs which is adjacent to the church and hall.

    08/11/2018 10:18:39
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Mill workers’ poems about 1860s cotton famine rediscovered
    2. Lynne
    3. From The Guardian: "The forgotten voices of Lancashire’s poverty-stricken cotton workers during the US civil war have been heard for the first time in 150 years, after researchers at the University of Exeter unearthed a treasure trove of poetry. "Up to 400,000 of the county’s cotton workers were left unemployed when the war stopped cotton from reaching England’s north-west in the 1860s and the mills were closed. Without work, they struggled to put food on the table, and experts from the University of Exeter have discovered that many of them turned to poetry to describe the impact of the cotton famine. "Written between 1861 and 1865, many of the poems are by the workers most affected by the famine. Around a quarter of the 300 poems discovered so far are written in the Lancashire dialect, with some published in local newspapers or simply sent in letters. All the poems were held in local archives and had never been studied or collected...." "Rennie and his team have created a publicly accessible database [<http://cottonfaminepoetry.exeter.ac.uk/>] of the poems, along with 100 recordings of them being read. 'We are trying simply to show they can be heard as well as read,' said Rennie’s colleague Ruth Mather. 'The Lancashire dialect pieces in particular are fiendishly difficult to recite, and we are aware that pronunciation of many terms may be contentious. But we hope we are bringing alive an important part of Lancashire cultural history that has lain relatively dormant for more than 150 years.'” For the full story, see <https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/09/mill-workers-poems-about-1860s-cotton-famine-rediscovered> or <https://tinyurl.com/ycejmwhn> Lynne

    08/10/2018 06:15:46
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Tracing your Female Ancestors and Electoral Registers
    2. Lynne
    3. New blog: Tracing your Female Ancestors and Electoral Registers The blog is written by a member of the Manchester & Lancashire FHS, but the advice is pertinent to all researchers. See <https://manchesterarchiveplus.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/tracing-your-female-ancestors-and-electoral-registers/> or <https://tinyurl.com/yc5zgvej> Here's hoping the guidance the blog contains will help you demolish a brick wall or two. Lynne

    08/02/2018 06:34:09
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] GRO PDF Pilot Extended
    2. Lynne
    3. Good news from The General Register Office (GRO): "PDF Extended Pilot "GRO has been piloting a service providing PDF copies of historical birth and death records. The pilot, originally extended to July 2018, has now been extended further to continue to assess longer term demand and there is no planned end date at this time. Further communications will be provided in due course. "Applications for PDF’s cost £6, must be made online and include a GRO index reference. England and Wales records available in this extended pilot include: "Births: 1837 –1917 "Deaths: 1837 –1957" To learn more about the PDF Pilot, see <https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/PDF_most_customers_want_to_know.asp> or <https://tinyurl.com/o9uuszg>

    07/06/2018 07:36:24
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] LancashireBMD - June 30, 2018
    2. Lynne
    3. Message from John Marsden, Lancashire: New data has been added at www.lancashirebmd.org.uk as follows: Added 16,967 Births for Bolton RD comprising: Bolton A (1988-1989) Bolton B (1982-1988) Bolton C (1986-1988) Bolton D (1982-1985) Amended 12,929 Births for Bolton RD to expand initials to full forenames, comprising:Farnworth (1923-1935) Thanks are due to Bob Winder and his team and to Geoff Haslam for the above. John-- John Marsden Webmaster: www.lancashirebmd.org.uk www.cumbriabmd.org.uk www.1851-unfilmed.org.uk www.mlfhs.org.uk For access to all the UK's major BMD and Census sites visit https://www.UKBMD.org.uk/ For access to all the UK's major Family History sites visit http://www.UKGDL.org.uk/ For access to all the UK's major Military Family History sites visit http://www.UKMFH.org.uk/

    07/02/2018 10:33:12
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] LancashireBMD - New Data
    2. Lynne
    3. Forwarded with permission -----Forwarded Message----- Message from John Marsden, Lancashire. Hi All New data has been added at www.lancashirebmd.org.uk as follows: Amended 75,592 Births for Manchester RD to include mother's maiden name, comprising: Ardwick (1881-1900) Added 44,926 Deaths for Manchester RD comprising: Manchester (1969-1974) These entries do not currently have age/date of birth. It is proposed to update in the future. Added 5,717 Marriages for West Lancashire RD comprising: All Saints, Hesketh with Becconsall (1951-1979) St. James', Westhead (1949-1979) St. Stephens, North Meols (1968-1986) St. Peter and St. Paul, Ormskirk (1955-1984) Lathom Park Chapel, Ormskirk (1958-1976) St. Mary the Virgin, Rufford (1962-1977) St. Mark, Scarisbrick (1953-1989) St. Paul, Skelmersdale (1959-1978) Holy Trinity, Tarleton (1954-1982) All Saints, Appley Bridge (1972-1975) St. Thomas, Upholland (1957-1975) Christ the Servant, Upholland, Digmoor (1970-1976) Christ Church, Aughton (1950-1977) St. Michaels, Aughton (1951-1984) Holy Trinity, Bickerstaffe (1957-1988) St. John, Burscough (1953-1977) Christ Church, Douglas (1953-1975) St. Cuthbert's, Halsall (1956-1976) Thanks are due to Liz Williamson and Phil Wharram and to Graham Robinson and their teams. John -- John Marsden Webmaster: www.lancashirebmd.org.uk www.cumbriabmd.org.uk www.1851-unfilmed.org.uk www.mlfhs.org.uk For access to all the UK's major BMD and Census sites visit https://www.UKBMD.org.uk/ For access to all the UK's major Family History sites visit http://www.UKGDL.org.uk/ For access to all the UK's major Military Family History sites visit http://www.UKMFH.org.uk/

    06/22/2018 02:45:40
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Commonwealth War Graves Commission needs help
    2. Lynne
    3. From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: "Can you help us? "We're looking to contact relatives of the following First and Second World War casualties listed here: http://ow.ly/mPi130klLPC "Please help us by sharing our appeal." Surnames mentioned: CURNOW DAVIES EVANS FORD FRANCIS GIBBONS GOBLE HARDS RUSSELL WAKEFORD If you are related to one of the above casualties and can provide the Commonwealth War Graves Commission with documentation, contact the UKNA Technical Team at [email protected]

    06/05/2018 03:11:17
    1. [ENG-LAN-ECCLES] Resource: Social History for Genealogists: Learn How They Lived
    2. Lynne
    3. From Find My Past - Join Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer and genealogist, Michala Hulme, as she delivers a masterclass on using social history records to get a clearer picture of the lives your ancestors might have lead. The webinar is about 45 minutes. Watch and listen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuvbFdVOLXI&feature=youtu.be

    05/01/2018 06:34:18