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Just thought I'd say a quick hello. I'm Carrie and I'm in Cheshire, although originally from Lancashire.
I've been doing quite well with tracing my mum's side of the family. The Worsleys always seem to have been farming in quite a small area of Lancashire, marriages to Brassingtons and Kidds also takes the family back to Staffordshire, again, always farming in quite a small area. I've traced the family back to a marriage in 1781, but can't find baptisms to get earlier than that.

My dad's side of the family is proving more difficult. I know my Hills came to Bolton from Manchester / Salford and I've traced them back there into the 1860s. Prior to that they spent a short time in London, need to find out more about that and they're originally from Kidderminster - again, more hunting needed to get back that far. As I was struggling so much with the Hills, I went off tracing my dad's grandmother instead - maiden name was Brown and the family was easy to trace right back to the time when they came over to Bolton from Ireland. Sadly I don't think I'll ever be able to trace them in Ireland.

I also work in a museum, so I'm used to answering and dealing with a lot of family history enquiries as part of my work.
 

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