You never know what you will find.

Discussion in 'Fantastic Finds' started by Daft Bat, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I have been out of the loop for the past week or so as I was with my terminally ill friend Sue who sadly died on Thursday. It was she for whom I was researching Grandpa George and I am so pleased that she found out about him before she died – thank you all for your input on that. It made it very special. ():-)

    But why is this in Fantastic Finds?

    I have been charged with the task of going through her paperwork and, in searching for her birth certificate, stumbled across a load of original BMD certificates, the earliest dating from 1867. :reading: These were from the other side of Sue’s family, so of no interest to the cousins from her Dad’s side.

    This morning, I had a rummage on Ancestry with a few of the names and a tree kept popping up. I contacted the owner and explained the situation and have just received her reply. Her husband and Sue were second cousins, although not in contact, and she is trying her best to put together a tree for their grandchildren. She also remembered Sue’s mother Margaret, who she met more than once. :)

    Oh yes – what was I doing whilst unbeknownst to me she was messaging me? Only uncovering memories written by Sue’s grandmother PLUS a documented tree going back to 1614!!! :eek:

    Methinks that a rather precious package will be winging its way to Middlesex later this week! :D
     
  2. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Wonderful Jan.
    With a Top Dog car sticker too;)
     
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    Half Hour Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the loss of your friend, Jan. Her 2nd cousin's family will be delighted with your find.
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    That is a fantastic find ;)
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    That's wonderful, Jan. Be sure to include some remembrance of Sue. Sorry for your loss. ():-)
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I am so sorry about your friend Jan, I was in the same position about 10 years ago, so know exactly how you feel. After my friend died, I was charged with distributing all her family history research and managed to find a good home for it with her cousin, who was then inspired to carry on where Jenny had left off ():-)
     
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    demeler Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear of your friend's passing. Your precious package....wonderful.
     
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    LianeH Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about your friend Jan. How wonderful you can help pass on all that information{-(^^)-}
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    So sorry for your loss Jan():-)
     
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    janetbooth Top Dog Stalwart

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    What sad news, Jan, but what a wonderful way to commemorate your friend.

    Janet
     
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    This lady is very happy to report that the very precious package was delivered this morning :) It is wonderful to have this information that otherwise could have disappeared forever ( at least the originals . )The book you sent is the twin to the very dog eared one i have so i am very happy to have that and can now copy it .
    I popped on here first to say a massive thank you to Jan for going over and above.
    I am now off for a toddle round your site and introduce my self properly etc
     
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  12. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I am so pleased that it all arrived safely. :D

    Make sure that you are settled comfortably with a cuppa and then dive in!
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    Sorry about your friend She is now at peace and pain free.{-(^^)-} What a wonderful find!
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, but so pleased about finding her relative to donate her research to. ():-)
     
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