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The Family History Group

Leader is John Dogherty phone 01530 411148



10th January 2018
U3A Family History

This was our first conclave of the year, and we had four round the table.
John H worked with John D on his maternal grandmother and great grandmother. These now appear to be established. We then went on to see if we could pin down his great great aunt Johanna Fehilly. So far we have not found her marrying or dying either side of the Irish Sea. The search continues.
Sue has been making great strides with her grandmother's line, but so far hasn't been able to pin down her paternal grandfather. He won't get away!
Audrey is working on her family story and showed us documents covering her ancestor in the Great War. An engineer, he seems to have been most versatile, working on vehicles for the RFC.
John D worked for a while on his piece on the history of education and teaching in the 19th century. He is waiting for a contact to look over records of the Durham Bluecoats School, which his great grandfather attended, in the Durham Archives this month. Much yet to do there!

We meet again on the 14th February at 2, Marlborough Way at 2.00 pm