Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Follow Friday - An accumulation of my weekly research - 4

Time is what we want most, but... what we use worst.

William Penn

Yes, this is me to a "T".  Grand plans but they always seem to fall to the wayside.  It is a couple of weeks since I shared my weekly research finds.  One area that I have spent considerable time on has been setting up my Evernote  account and as I have out lined in my blog on Evernote I must report it has been rewarding.

As for my other research, I have been sidetracked a little by an email from a lady who is researching the Rushworth Family from Yorkshire and Lancashire.  This is a branch of my husbands family tree and goes back to George Rushworth (1801-1884) and his wife Martha Halstead (1805-1845). My husbands great great grandmother was their daughter Elizabeth Rushworth (1841-1947). The Rushworths lived in the towns of Colne, Barnoldswick, Spotsland, Burnley and Stacksteads, Lancashire. It is so exciting when someone contacts you and you find a whole new source of information and photos connected to your tree. 

To assist her with her research I sent a list of research sites that I had found useful and interesting for family tree research in these areas.  On the off chance they may be of interest to other researchers here is some of the sites that I have found useful.

Lancashire Family History and Heraldary Society,

UKBDM (UK Birth, Deaths and Marriages),

Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society,

GENUKI Lancashire Site,

Lancashire Family History Societies,

Lancashire Archives,

Lancashire's Criminal Past,

A Vision of Britian Through Time,

The Barnoldswick Historical Society

Burnley a Town among the Lanchashire Pennine Hills,

The Lancashire Lantern (great source for photos),


The History of Colne,

These links are only the tip of the iceberg.  This is an area that I am very interested in and if anyone has any other resources they would like to share with me that have information on Lancashire especially between 1800-early 1900's I would greatly appreciated it.

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