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Do come on in and take a walk into the past.

This is a record of family and places from my family tree. Researching my family tree is an ongoing project with lots of brick walls to knock down.

Names included in my family tree are: Allsop(p), Boyes, Crooks, Dobson, Richmond, Wood.

I hope that maybe someone out there is researching the same tree as myself and that we can be of help to each other - so if you recognise anyone/anything please get in touch it would be great to hear from you.

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Click on the photo to go to the St. Hilda Ellerburn website to see the memorial to some of the Dobson family and other photos

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Friday, 13 July 2012

Tom Dobson & Annie Kirby - question over her father!!!!

As I need to tie up some loose ends with my family tree so I can make a start on my book I decided to purchase the marriage certificate for my great grandparents. From the Mormon website I had gleaned the information that Annie's father was named James but all the Census returns I can find for the family give his name as John!!!! To be sure the information on the Mormon website was correct I needed to see the actual marriage certificate - oh dear - now I don't know what his name was!!!!!! Also the only marriage I can find for a Mary Ann to a Kirby is one to a John Kirby - no trace at all of a James!!!! I'm 99.9% sure that the family on the Census returns are the correct ones as Annie appears with them. I now assume that perhaps Annie didn't even know her father's name as she was only 2 years old when he died - why her mother didn't give her the correct name of John I don't know. I've discovered her oldest sister Jane died at the age of 18, her brother Thomas Hugh didn't marry until he was 50, her sister Alice Ann was 53 when she married - so I don't believe any of them had children except for Annie (my great grandmother). Tom Dobson and Annie Kirby married on August 21st 1887 in the Parish Church at Pickering, North Yorkshire, they were both 20 when they married - her father died in 1869 when Annie was 2 and her mother died in 1910. I think perhaps now I should purchase Annie's birth certificate to check out both parents' names!!!!! Instead of solving mysteries I've created more!!!!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Carole and Christine Dobson born 1961

Hope someone out there reads this post and can help me again in my quest for long lost relatives: Today I'm trying to find Carole & Christine Dobson born in the Durham area back in 1961. I believe the girls are twins and are the children of Thomas Henry Dobson aka Young Harry, born in 1932 and Jennie Blemings born 1935. I believe Thomas and Jennie married in 1958. If you know these people, or better still you are one of the people I am searching for please contact me, either on here or on Facebook.