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St John's Church, Bacup
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Rossendale Branch Newsletter January 2000

Happy New Year to all our members.

At the last count we had 65 members who had listed Rossendale as their branch of choice. We hope you will continue to attend our meetings throughout the coming year. Subscriptions are now due. Payment may be made by standing order, or credit card, by cheque or by cash. Contact our Treasurer Maureen Hodgkinson if you wish to make a payment tonight.

Recent Additions to our Library Librarian: Winifred Belcher

The following microfiche have been received for addition to the library stock:

Bamber Bridge Preston. St. Mary's R.C. Church (Brownedge) M.I.s. 3 fiche.

Walton-le-dale. Our Lady & St. Patrick R.C. Church Burial Regs. 2 fiche.

Walton-le-dale. Our Lady & St. Patrick R.C. Church M.I.s 1861-1998. 1 fiche.

Rossendale Ancestry

Mrs Arlene Mauer, 141 Colonade Cir Naples, Florida is seeking information on Elizabeth Hartley born c1838 in Haslingden.

brianwinter@brianwinter.freeserve.co.uk is interested in Wallace Winter, a groom who was living at Cliffe Tower near Edenfield in 1881. He was aged 21 born in Newchurch.

I have just received a letter from Mrs B. Robinson 137 Gretna Road, Coventry CV3 6D5. I have no precise details regarding her family except that she is researching Hoyle and Heyworth in the Bacup area. She is struggling with the geography and says: "I have written to Rochdale library, but have had no reply yet... Places which my mother gave me are Heald, Heald Farm, Plantation Terrace? Weir and Stacksteads, my gt/grandfather was of Holmes Farm, Bacup when he married c1862. In order to search the census records I would like to see where these places are in relation to each other. Could anyone advice me where I can buy a map?" I will write back but if anyone has an interest in these names in this area perhaps you would like to take this one over.

Coming events, talks, conferences, exhibitions.

Saturday February 12th. Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston

10.00 am - 4.30 am

60th Anniversary Open Day

Admission Free, Refreshments provided Conservation demonstrations, Exhibitions, Family History Advice Tel. 01772 263039

Saturday March 4th.

NW Group/PRO joint day conference, Manchester Conference Centre, UMIST, Sackville St. Manchester.
"The Nations best kept Family History Secrets-tracing your family history in the Public Record Office " Cost £14. Details from Mr. E. Gullick, 4 Lawrence Ave. Simonstone, Burnley, Lancs. BB12 7HX

Saturday March 25th.
Federation of Family History Societies. NW
Millennium Conference.
From Manuscript to <Website>
Hosted by Catholic FHS N.W. at Liverpool Hope University College.
9.45 Welcome Address
10.00 Religion, Live and Love in NE Lancashire in the Middle Ages. Dr. Paul Booth
11.15 Religion, Records and the People. The Tudor and Stuart Parish. Dr. Janet Hollinshead
12.30 Lunch
2.00 Non-Conformist Records and the Family Historian
Dr. Michael Mullett
3.00 What next? Mr Michael Gandy
Fee £15 to include all lectures, coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea at 4.00pm. Please contact Mr. A.J. Noble, 127 Bare Lane, Morecambe, Lancs. LA4 6RP no later than Saturday 4th March.

Projects Update: Project Coordinators: Wilfred Day and Michael Hiluta.
I have received a list of projects from Wilf Day which he has either completed or is still working on.
St. Mary's Goodshaw- burial regs. 1813-1946, marriage reg. 1907-1991, baptism regs 1854- 1998, Grave register- south plot M.I.s South, North & East plots.
Sunnyside Baptist Church MIs
Baptisms from microfilm Rakefoot Methodists, Crawshaw Booth Sunnyside Methodists, Crawshaw Booth Provident Methodists, Loveclough Whitewell Bottom, Methodists Longholme Methodists Jubilee Methodists
Provident Methodists, Loveclough Burial Register from film & Grave register
Bethel Baptist Chapel, Waterfoot Marriage Register 1915 - 1993

1901 Census

The PRO has contracted out work on the 1901 census. It is predicted that transcription work and allied work will be available for Internet users on 2nd January 2002 and that microfiche sets will be available at CROs and libraries on the same date. PRO Website www.pro.gov.uk