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PostSubject: Ancestry   Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:40 pm

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I thought I would start a new topic on Ancestry and see if we have anybody on the forum (does not matter which Country you come from) who has done their family tree and found out what or who their forefathers did or were
To start the ball rolling. I found out that my forefathers owned Alton Towers during the 12th to 19th century
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PostSubject: Re: Ancestry   Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:26 pm

Hi Willowsend, not quite the same but my Dad used to write Desperate Dan and Keyhole Kate! g
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PostSubject: Re: Ancestry   Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:39 pm

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Hi Willowsend, not quite the same but my Dad used to write Desperate Dan and Keyhole Kate! g

That's Great, :Clap:I used to read them, I think it was either the Beano or Dandy comic and I used to collect it after the visit to the childrens cinema Saturday morning Matinee ( 3pence, old money) and we used to sing We are the ovaltine's little girls and boy's Angel
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PostSubject: Re: Ancestry   Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:56 pm

My granddad was one of the last true blacksmiths in the Belfast Dock yards

He also ran a Fish &
Chip shop in the Gorbals it was guarded by Ferrule cats.

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PostSubject: Re: Ancestry   Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:41 pm

Been doing my family tree for around 2 years now but haven't found anyone that exciting yet lol but have got back to 17th century so her'es hoping
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PostSubject: Re: Ancestry   Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:09 pm

Hi willowsend - one of my ancestors was the founder of the Military Music School in Twickenham and the school is named after him - Kneller Hall
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PostSubject: Re: Ancestry   Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:32 pm

This is something I've never tried to do but I do feel sometimes it can have negative results as well as the positive so I kind of have mixed feelings maybe sometimes I'm happier not to know
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PostSubject: Re: Ancestry   Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:18 pm

It is actually fascinating !!! It's great knowing where you come from and about your ancestors whether they are famous or not.
My husbands femily is from the Rootes group which were responsible for making car's, turbo engines and pump engines.
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PostSubject: Re: Ancestry   Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:41 pm

we saw an advert in the local paper asking for anyone with our surname. my dad replied and some unknown relatives had commissioned a book on our family. my dad was the missing link. we were well off lands owners, people of means. the family split, went north and to ireland. My great grandad was a gambler and lost everything to gambling. everything gone.
well, it caused upset with my family who were angry at great granddad having lost the wealth we once had. :LMHO:I have to say the book was fascinating and the house was out of this world, great grandad has a lot to answer for.
my dads claim to fame, is that he lived in the house that alice nutter the famous witch once lived in. g
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