Calais, Clifton Nottingham, Doxie Flip, Joseph Woolley, Methodism, Motivation Monday, NFHS, Nottingham Archives, Oldham, Oldknow, Pilsley, Richardson

Motivation Monday – Top Ten for 2016

My genealogy 'to-dos' are numerous & I never seem to make much progess, probably because I'm too easily distracted by those pesky shaking leaves* on Ancestry! So I've decided to list the top ten things I could really do with getting to the bottom of and hope that a list will keep me focussed!  … Continue reading Motivation Monday – Top Ten for 2016

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Calais, Nottingham, Nottingham lace, Oldknow Oldham, Workday Wednesday

Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace in Calais

I've recently been searching for my Oldham family in Calais, France. My 3xgreatgrandparents Thomas Oldham and Harriet (nee Winfield) and their sons William and Thomas are missing from the 1861 UK census, but reappear on the 1871 census with five more children, all born in Calais between 1861 and 1870. The Archives of Pas-de-Calais had… Continue reading Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace in Calais

Calais, Nottingham, Nottingham lace, Oldham, Oldknow

Back to the Nottingham Oldhams

I still haven't been able to locate either William Henry Oldham or Thomas Oldknow Oldham in the local baptism records, although the Census records suggest they were both born in Nottingham. The next step will be to find the non-conformist registers and see if they are in there.  I know there are some at the… Continue reading Back to the Nottingham Oldhams