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From: Ellen Edwards <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Re: Warburton - Sources of Info
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 01:09:13 -0800
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Yes, I understand! Not all my ancestors were lords of manors!!
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From: "Margaret Holmes" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:48 AM
Subject: Re: [CHS] Re: Warburton - Sources of Info

> Unfortunately Ellen, for those of us with forebears who were the hewers of
> wood and tilers of fields those sort of records do not mention our
> ancestors unless as in the case of some of my Welsh ancestors they were
> involved in Court cases or paid Parish Relief. Margaret----- Original
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> From: "Ellen Edwards" <>
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> Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:04 AM
> Subject: [CHS] Re: Warburton - Sources of Info
>> Hi Trena,
>> Yes, it is difficult to find proof for every generation, and for every
>> family, especially before the census. But parish records usually go back
>> to the 1500s. Most of them are available in various formats. The most
>> enjoyable is to go to the church and hold the original records in your
>> own hands. (yea, with a witness and white gloves).
>> However, most of the information I find is in history books.
>> Ormerod in his three-volumed "History of Cheshire" has the pedigrees of
>> the leading families in Cheshire, and most of them have been traced back,
>> through archival materials (Chester Archives), to the 1200s, and many
>> families/manors are named in the Domesday Book (1086). There are many
>> fine histories, including Earwaker. The Cheshire Family History Society
>> sells CDs of Ormerod's History...

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