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    Pray your Indulgence

    I've prepared a little visual summary of the Harry McFry story to date - it's still rattling along! Best wishes THJnr
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    Pray your Indulgence

    Hello, Everyone! It's been a while since I was logged onto the FHUK forum - lot's going on to slow down my family history research, I'm afraid. The good news is that my Harry McFry story is rattling along to its conclusion: I'm now up to Chapter 108 and Harry is close to solving the mystery of...
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    new to FHUK

    OOH, Julie - how great to find an 80 year old grandmother with him in 1881! Almost back to the C18th! Here's Mary in 1871: 19 Primrose Place, Leeds George Locker, Head, Marr, 71, Dyehouse Labourer, born Leeds, Yorkshire Mary Locker, Wife, Marr, 70, born Leeds, Yorkshire George L Manns...
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    Tracing Your Roots BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm 26 March

    Here's the link to the show so you can 'listen again': Tracing Your Roots, 26 March Kind Regards THJnr
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    Tracing Your Roots BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm 26 March

    I just wanted to thank Family History UK for flagging up this programme a few weeks back. As a result of seeing the article here, I contacted the programme and was delighted when they expressed an interest in a story from my family history of how a gravestone I found in North Yorkshire led me...
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    Frustrated American Looking for English Roots

    Hi SweetAmber You are so, so lucky in some respects. There are 'only' around 200 or so Cheer's (and by the way - let's hear it for them!) in each of the English censuses from 1841 to 1901, so finding your family shouldn't be too difficult. Do you know anything more about Anna's parents you...
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    Pray your Indulgence

    It's a pleasure, Dave. I know a lot of FHUK members have kindly dropped by to read 'Harry' - the referring site shows up on Statcounter. I'm only a little embarrassed not to have linked to you earlier.:) Kind Regards THJnr
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    Pray your Indulgence

    If Harry doesn;t get around to mentioning Family History UK, it's not because he doesn't think it's a great site, Dave! In the meantime, I'll add a link on the sidebar - very remiss of me not to do so before now! Kind Regards THJnr (I have tried to include the odd tip here and there in the...
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    Pray your Indulgence

    Well, Harry McFry has broached the 50 Chapter barrier! I little thought when I started out on this trail that Hary would generate nearly 50,000 words! I also wanted to let you know that, thanks to Family History UK, I made contact with the producers of Radio 4's new family history show...
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    Pray your Indulgence

    Hi Izabel, and any other readers! Anyone still keeping up with Harry's exploits? Any ideas as to who Laurel McFry's maternal grandfather might be yet? Best regards THJnr
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    Pray your Indulgence

    Thank you to those FHUK members who have been reading Harry McFry - I've had a really encouraging response from people who've stumbled on it so far! I've recently posted Chapter 35 and hope to post more next week, after a couple of days off! Kind regards THJnr
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    Pray your Indulgence

    That's really kind of you to say, Izabel - and thank you, Dave, for letting me post this. Reading a blog can be hard work (particularly since the last chapter published is at the top!) so I have reformatted this on a webpage, and the full text is available here. I started writing this as a bit...
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    Newbie advice desp needed

    I has a quick look at the 1901 census for an Anne Taylor born in London - with a name that you wouldn't imagine was uncommon, I expected to find a bagful of them. In fact, only two showed up. Anne Taylor, aged 35, an inmate at Whitechapel Workhouse and Anne J Taylor, aged 24, a housekeeper...
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    Pray your Indulgence

    I hope that forum members will not mind me posting, by way of introduction, a link to the first few chapters of my griping (sic) new genealogical thriller, The Case of the Missing Family. I am looking for any feedback anyone may wish to offer, whether positive or negative. Kind Regards Thomas...
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