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!   Finish searching the French online records for my Oldham family … Continue reading Motivation Monday – Top Ten for 2016

Hints & tips

Ancestry’s Roots Web site is a fantastic genealogical resource that,I have to admit, I probably don’t use as much as I could. I’ve found the mailing lists to be useful, I subscribe to the Nottingham, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire and North Yorkshire ones.  You can email a query and your fellow subscribers will try & help you with it.  I’ve never emailed a query in, but I … Continue reading Hints & tips

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 Nottingham Archives, it’s a matter of finding the right one! … Continue reading Back to the Nottingham Oldhams

The Nottingham Oldhams….continued

I have been trying to discover who the William Henry Oldham is that shares a grave with my 4x great grandfather in the Nottingham General Cemetery. I have managed to find him in the census of 1871 and 1881, living with his French born wife, Elizabeth, so it is possible that he spent the previous years in France, which explains his non-appearance in previous census … Continue reading The Nottingham Oldhams….continued

The Nottingham Oldhams

Back in autumn last year, I went in search of family graves in Nottingham’s General Cemetery. Nottingham General Cemetery The cemetery is fairly big and contains approximately 29000 graves.  The Nottingham Family History Society have memorial inscriptions for the graves, so I knew there were existing headstones there and I found the plot numbers by looking through the burial indexes in Nottingham Archives, they also … Continue reading The Nottingham Oldhams