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Hello all..a little intro...


New member
Hi everyone,

I've joined this site to see if I can find anyone who perhaps shares ancestors with me to then hopefully share information so I can build up my family tree a little further.

On my Mother's maternal side, I have the names Gillett, Hopkins, Chadband and Stanley. All of these ancestors that I've found so far on this line of my family originate from the Cotswolds so Shipston On Stour/Bourton On The Hill/Bourton On The Water/Winchcombe and the surrounding areas. A lot of these then moved to Kings Norton Birmingham.

On my Mother's paternal side I have the names Smith and Handy and that's about it (Smith has made it very difficult as I'm sure you can imagine as it occurs so often) where some of them seemed to come from a similar area, Ilmington, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire and then to Kings Norton Birmingham also.

If any of this rings a bell to anyone, please do get in touch as it would be great to swap any info we have.

Kind Regards,