Progress reports

Here are some notes and reports from members.

Finding an ancestor’s back story and the tools used to get there, by Sid Miller.
Find the Lady 2

An interesting find by Janet Freeman.
A famous Brother

A report from Janet Freeman who found a very interesting link to her family tree, reported at the July meeting.
Mormon Connection

Mystery Solved Or Is It? Sid Miller

The felonious career of Moses Pearson by Janet Freeman

A Report by Cathy Platt of the Meeting in January 2021
18 January 2021

What next? by Sid Miller

FREEMAN-KITTERIDGE What’s in a Name by Janet Freeman

Looking for William Beattie by Janet Freeman

Find the Lady by Sid Miller

Into the Unknown by Sid Miller

Derek James

Janet Freeman

Stephanie Yarwood

Andrew Tomlinson

Sid Miller

Doreen Evans



Anti Mill, Beverley

This charming sketch depicts an Anti Mill on Beverley Westwood, The building is now the core of the clubhouse at Beverley Golf Club, but in the 1880s it was a working mill, owned and lived by a family named Thirsk, who I have recently discovered were distant members of my family on the paternal side.
Prue Chadderton 

A Cautionary Tale

A photo of a table top tomb in the churchyard of St George’s Church, Cam, near Dursley, Glos. The carving on it shows a farmer out ploughing; it also shows a chain coming loose and flying through the air which is what killed him.
The local story goes that the farmer was ploughing on a Sunday and so got what was coming to him by doing so! The tomb is dated 1685.

Family History

  • The group has now moved to live meetings on the Third Monday of the month in a member’s house.

  • The aim is to discuss our own, recent Family findings, and help each other with advice and/or suggestions
  • We are a relatively small group, Some of us have progressed in our searches while others are relative beginners. We discuss what we have achieved, with any interesting finds and then members outline problems and we endeavour to suggest ways forward. We try to help those members who have not progressed far and are looking for advice on how to proceed. Whilst we discuss the use of computers and the internet, it is not the main feature of our meetings. We do sometimes go into the social history side, and talk about types of work, clothes and migration. We love to see old Family Photos.
    DNA has featured in some of our discussions.
    We continue to be challenged and rewarded in equal measure.
  • We are happy to welcome new members.

Organiser: Sid Miller email:
or         Cathy Platt email:


FAMILY HISTORY Meeting September 2021

A small meeting with Janet Freeman and Sid Miller presenting their findings in the previous month. The reports are available to read opposite.