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Hello to Everyone

My name is Carol and have just recently joined, thought I would take a sec to introduce myself. I have been researching my family history for about 5 years now and am totally hooked. One of the things that I enjoy about these types of sites is the fact we all have something in common and when I am at a point of "quietness" within my own research you can have a ramble on the boards to see if you can help out others, although after a quick look on this one you certainly have to be quick as there is always someone ready to help out and most queries answered in record time !!

I am at the moment researching my husbands family from Coventry/Birmingham, the names are Sanders, Ward, Flint, Bristow, Gittins, Jelley and more...

My own family research is all Irish, taking me to Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Clare, Co Laois the names being Harris, Melican, Blaney, O'Grady, Dooley, Furlong, Brennan, Kavanagh and more .....


Carol:)
 
Hi Carol welcome to the FHUK family:)
I have been researching myself seriously since last September and have been a member of FHUK since September last year. I tried other sites before I found FHUK, now I only use this forum. You will find the group very friendly and helpful and QUICK! we all help each other and try and answer all questions. All you need to do is post your question on the appropriate forum with all information you have and The guy's and gal's will try and answer your question as soon as possible. Again welcome to the family
best regards and enjoy the forums. sterico
 
Hi Carol Welcome to the forums,

As Sterico said there are a lot of people only too happy to help you try knock those brick walls down :biggrin:

I have Sanders in my tree as well though all of mine have been around Northamptonshire so far & I have only managed to go back 4 generations so far. My maiden name was Sanders.

welcome again to the forums

Happy searching:p
 
Hi PeeWee

thanks for the welcome !

Its my husband who is the Sanders, I had come to a stressful time in my Irish research and knew I needed a break from it. I have got his family back to 1666 with the help of other Sanders that I have met via forums such as these so am really quite please with myself (even bigger grin !)

Although my Sanders are mostly around Coventry and Birmingham a lot of them left during a massive fall in work during the 1860's and moved out to other cities and towns. They were all or mostly Watchmakers and the cheap imports from Geneva put paid to there rich living. I will have to take a look in my stuff and see if any of them went to Northampton - you never know eh?

Carol
 
Hello to Everyone

My name is Carol and have just recently joined, thought I would take a sec to introduce myself. I have been researching my family history for about 5 years now and am totally hooked. One of the things that I enjoy about these types of sites is the fact we all have something in common and when I am at a point of "quietness" within my own research you can have a ramble on the boards to see if you can help out others, although after a quick look on this one you certainly have to be quick as there is always someone ready to help out and most queries answered in record time !!

I am at the moment researching my husbands family from Coventry/Birmingham, the names are Sanders, Ward, Flint, Bristow, Gittins, Jelley and more...

My own family research is all Irish, taking me to Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Clare, Co Laois the names being Harris, Melican, Blaney, O'Grady, Dooley, Furlong, Brennan, Kavanagh and more .....


Carol:)

Hi Carol,

I'm also researching Dooley. If you're still online perhaps we can compare notes.

Marilyn
 
Hi Marilyn , its been a long time since I was on here and not sure about navigation around the site , so hope you see this reply . My Dooleys were from Roscrea in Tipperary Ireland and related to my Dads family O'Grady. I have not been able to find out a great deal as my Dad died 16 years ago and all his siblings have passed to . I did find another connection in the States a long time ago but lost contact . Where are you Dooleys from ?
 
Hi Carol,

my Dooleys are from Eglish, Leabeg and Ballinaguilsha - all in Kings County/Offaly - about 75 k's away from yours according to Google Earth, which isn't too far away. My 3x great grandfather Martin Dooley born abt 1800 mar Jane Ann O'Connor born 1811 on 1 May 1831 and they had 8 chn according to Jane's death certificate.
Margaret (1831), Thomas (1835) , Hugh (1836), Ann (1838?), Mary (1840), Elizabeth (1848), (Sorry that's 1848 - I can't get rid of that icon!), Esther (1849) and John (1855).
There are some large gaps in birth years.

Martin died 04 Jul 1864 - last found on a farm in Eglish 1855 in Ballinaguilsha. Ann who's listed as a child on Jane's death certificate, I've been unable to track but I think she came to Aus also.
Jane O' Connor's father was Hugh O' Connor and was a tailor according to her death certificate and her mother Sarah O'Connor. I can't find anything out about them either.
If any of this rings a bell or connects please let me know.

Regards
Marilyn
 
welcome
Hi Carol
good to hear from you and WELCOME to this site
many of your observations are true we are extremely fast here,and ALWAYS willing to help:)
I too am totally hooked although I have been for over 25 years :eek:
I have also been reaseraching my Irish but am at the moment trying to concentrate on my lot of Hughes out of Dublin ,at least you have a few rare Irish surnames not like the Hughes lot
once again welome welcome
Romany Rose
 
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