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, Le Maire ( the 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 and 46 of my 64 4gt. 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.
[My 6 generation chart]
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Steve is 34 degrees from Peter Falk, 35 degrees from John Ryan, 33 degrees from Aristotelis Savalas, 26 degrees from Raymond Burr, 27 degrees from John Thaw, 36 degrees from Margaret Rutherford, 37 degrees from Jean Poiret, 30 degrees from Basil Rathbone, 39 degrees from Piet Römer and 30 degrees from Terri Swift on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.