Have you come to an end to your Family Research? are you starting out new? Where to go next. I have been using Ancestry.co.uk for my research but lately i have been paying the fees but not using the site. Where can you find records of your Ancestors for free.
www.yourancestorsfree.com has links to some of the best free web pages out there on the internet.Starting with England,here are some of the most useful websites to get you started or to reopen the pathway to your family history.
Lancashire Parish Clerks is a good free site for you if your Ancestors came from Lancashire. It is being updated all the time,remember to try different spellings of the surnames.
After searching many times on the internet for details about John Laverty and his wife Margaret i now have their resting place. The graveyard at Drumnaroad Roman Catholic Church, Castlewellen, County Down . Thankyou to Maureen for taking the time to visit the graveyard and taking the photos of the headstones. If anyone is researching Laverty in that area there are a number of headstones for Laverty,
Nelson ,Lancashire, like other mill towns in that area Nelson folk would have their summer holiday at the same week each year. Nelson week ,the second week in July would see the streets in Nelson bare as many.would head for the seaside.Blackpool became a favourite.
'Oh we do like to be beside the seaside'
Families would head for the golden sands after hiring the use of a couple of deck chairs. Those without children headed for the Piers or the Tower Ballroom.
I have memories of my Dad, who could not swim padding at the water edge,while my Mum made the most of sitting in her deck chair.I was happy to build sandcastles with my Tin Pale