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St James' Church, Haslingden
St John's Church, Bacup
St Mary's, Church Rawtenstall


Rossendale Branch Newsletter July 1998

Latter-day Saints Family History Centre.

I was pleased that so many members were able to attend our out visit.

The centre is open:

Tuesday 10.00 - 12.30 2.00 - 4.00

Wednesday 10.00 - 12.30 1.30 - 4.30 6.30 - 9.00

Thursday 10.00 - 12.30 1.30 - 4.30 6.30 - 9.00

Friday 10.00 - 12.30 1.30 - 4.00 6.30 - 9.00

Contact the staff on 01706 213460

Civil Registration Indexes (births, deaths, marriages) can be viewed on film 1837- 1903.

Later indexes are now available on microfiche, births 1903 - 1957;

deaths 1903 - 1957; marriages 1903 - 1983.

Irish Civil Registration Indexes cover both Northern & Southern Ireland.

births 1864 - 1921; deaths 1864 - 1921; marriages 1845 - 1959 (there may be gaps)

Scottish Civil Registration Indexes, births, deaths, marriages 1855 - 1901.

The 1881 census is available on microfiche for the whole country. 1891 is available only for England & Wales. The IGI is available both on microfiche and on CD Rom.

Records on film or fiche, of Parish Registers, census etc. can be obtained for consultation on the premises at £2.50 per month or £3.80 per 3 month period.

Programme Items for 1999.

Do you know anyone who can give us an interesting talk? Can you give a talk yourself? Please contact Kathleen Ashburner with any ideas.

Lowther Pavilion 8 August.

I have received the names of some members who are able to help at the Family History Exhibition. However, more assistance is needed. Please let me know if you can help with checking the 1881 census (we will have all the English Counties, Scotland and Wales), our stall should be a busy one. Other groups will be dealing with Civil Registration, Poor Law Records, Wills & Deeds, etc. There will also be representatives from the Lancashire Record Office, Lancashire Parish Register Society and many others. If you can help on the day or if you can provide transport to Lytham, please let me know. Any help preparing the posters for our stall would also be welcome.

Coming Events. Talks, Conferences, Exhibitions.

Friday 3 July to Monday 6 July. Do not miss the Haslingden Heritage Weekend which will be held once again at St. James' Church, Haslingden. Members of the Haslingden Roots Research Group will be on hand to help you with your Haslingden enquiries.

Saturday 8 August. "Shed Light On Your Family Origins " at our Silver Jubilee Celebrations. Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St. Annes. 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Wednesday 12 August. Irish Ancestry Night at Bury. This is a must for those of you with Irish Ancestors.

Saturday 5 September. A Family History Roadshow and Exhibition will be held in the lecture hall at Rawtenstall library. If you have any items for the exhibition especially completed pedigrees will you please let me know as soon as possible.

Saturday 5 September. Lancashire Parish Register Society Conference. Apply to Dr. Rogers. Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Buildings, Manchester. M15 6BH. Send SAE. Fee £18.75 for full day and meals. John Dalton has details.

Rossendale Ancestry.

Mrs Julie Small, 59 Rothesay Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 9FH. is trying to trace information on Ralph Duckworth son of Richard.

Ralph married Jane Haworth in Burnley in 1876 when he was 35. In both 1881 and 1891 he states he was born in Haslingden but the only Ralph we can find was son of a James.

Mr. R. Hayhurst of Bristol seeks info. on Eleazer Hayhurst who married Alice Pilling at Bury 1st Jan. 1839.

His father was Henry Hayhurst. He has found him on census at Higher Booths 1841-1881 living near Henry & Eleanor Hayhurst. All given as born Haslingden. Eleazer was born 1816/17. He seeks a baptism, & a marriage of Henry to Eleanor. He found baptisms at St James for children of Henry & Eleanor, of Roundhill, Mary born 18 Sept. 1814; John born 12 Sept. 1819; Henry born 7 April 1822. Any suggestions?

Boyson Family Tree. Many thanks to Wilf Day who has provided me with details of the Boyson Family from the Crawshawbooth Methodist Register and to Kathleen Ashburner for details from some Haslingden scrap books which she is indexing.

Family History Classes.

John Dalton will recommence his classes at the end of September. They will be on Thursday nights at Cannon Street Baptist Chapel, Accrington 7.00 - 9 -00 pm. Contact John for further details.