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Steve and Brenda formed a French Civil Partnership (PACS) in July 2007 at the Palais de Justice in Rodez, the département de l'Aveyron. The PActe Civil de Solidarité is recognised as a spousal arrangement, but avoids the Napoleonic inheritance rules associated with a marriage in France. ALL marriages in France are civil insofar as they are carried by the local elected civil official, the maire (mayor). Religious officials have no right to solemnise marriage, only to "bless" it.
Born in Sussex just after WWII, soon moved to Essex and then to North Wales where I spent my childhood in Colwyn Bay. My maternal grandmother introduced me to genealogy and I still have her (beautifully) handwritten family tree.
After Cambridge University, went to Oxford to do a post-graduate teaching diploma and then taught for three years in Yorkshire before joining the pharmaceutical industry in which I worked for the rest of my career. Now retired and living in SW France, indulging in my hobbies of choral music, genealogy, and generally finding something to do that avoids doing something else.
Most of my sources are either from direct work with Parish registers, or from censuses accessed through Ancestry.com. I try to avoid using Ancestry family tree hints if they are un-sourced, although for childhood deaths that do not affect further generations I have added these without seeing the primary data.
I have written to Ancestry several times to correct poor transcription of documents. Florrie transcribed as Hortie was a classic. I have identified 31 of my 32 3gt grandparents. Therefore to give a list of surnames of interest would be boringly long.
At gt grandparent level:- Bartlett, Bunt, Lane, Lott, Henderson, Minor, McMinn, White. Bartlett & Bunt, Devon and Cornwall Lane and White, Worcestershire, Henderson & McMinn, Liverpool, Cumberland, Dumfriesshire. Lott, Suffolk. Minor, Nottingham, Derby, Northants.
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On 26 Nov 2017 at 13:12 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
I’m Susie the new leader of the England Project. We are contacting all existing members of the project to find out how you are currently involved, and how you would like to be involved moving forward. Please have a look at the England Project page for more information, and then contact either myself or Gillian to let us know what you’d like to do, or if you have any questions. We can then list your interests, help you join the team in the Google group forum for England, and give you any help you might need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you no longer want to be a part of the England Project at this time.
Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you,
On 6 Mar 2017 at 18:31 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:
I got a message with nothing but a link to the one names study. I never got back around to asking you what it was you needed, or if you just wanted to share the one name study with me.
Apologies for not getting back to you...
On 22 Jan 2016 at 20:48 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
On 6 May 2015 at 13:36 GMT Antonia (Anonymous) Reuvers wrote:
I checked out your merge request of Denley-60 and Denley-12. You say they where born the same place, but only 60 has it mentioned where he was from/born the other profile lacks this data besides the fact that he seems to have been married there. 12 doesn't have any data about who his parents where, and 60 lacks information about a wife. So I was wondering how you are sure this is a match, as there also seems to be no sources on both profiles. Is it based on your personal genealogy research?
On 1 May 2015 at 17:31 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
I'd like to invite you to join in the "Friday Chat" on G2G Today!
Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything esle you wish.
New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.
Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.
Hope to see you there!
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