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joco50

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Hi everyone,
I am from Texas, USA, but my family, O'Dell, Odell originated in the UK around Newport-Pagnall (?) and supposedly landed here, the USA, about 1634. I pretty much know the movements here in the colonies, up to how I came to be in this part of Texas, but know absolutely nothing about the family in the UK. Hopefully, I can learn some things here with you guys.
My hobby is searching antique shops and auction houses for old family Bibles. I acquire them only if there is some family information written inside. Then, I start my research and attempt to unite the lost family Bible with a direct descendent. I have accomplished this twice so far this year, once here in the States, and once located a family in the UK. I do not profit, I only ask for the exact amount I paid for the Bible and postage to send it home. I have a book now, though it is not a Bible, that has lots of info on a soldier with the Royal Field Artillary in The Great War, World War I, written on a blank prelim of the book. Looks like it was written by the soldier who was a Gunner. He put all his enlistment and discharge info down as well as the fact that he spent 3 years and 7 months of his enlistment in France. His name was Henry Charles Jacobs. Anyway, I am happy to be here and hope I can learn and share with you all. Thanks.
 
Hello joco50
Welcome to the FHUK forums, we at FHUK wish you every success in your research into your ancestoral past.
My hobby is searching antique shops and auction houses for old family Bibles. I acquire them only if there is some family information written inside. Then, I start my research and attempt to unite the lost family Bible with a direct descendent. I have accomplished this twice so far this year, once here in the States, and once located a family in the UK. I do not profit, I only ask for the exact amount I paid for the Bible and postage to send it home.

you have a very interesting hobby and I would say a satisfying one when you re-unite the families with memories of the past.
If we can be of assistance to your own research you only have to do the following,
Post your questions, along with any information you do have in your possession, on the appropriate forum/s and our members will try their best to answer those questions for you.
again welcome and we hope you enjoy the FHUK forums
Best regards StericoO0
 
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