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Amos Bannister
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A walk down memory lane...
Today I took a trip to Melbourne to attend a seminar ( Writing a Non Boring Family History  at the Public Record Office Victoria ). PROV happens to be just a short walk from the unit I lived in about 18 years ago, so I was back in familiar territory. It str...

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On Sources...
In genealogy we deal with a large number of documents, normally referred to as " sources ". This is where we find the data that drives our research and good genealogists will be careful to study their sources to determine the veracity and accuracy of the da...

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Registers and what can be found therein
One of the enjoyable parts of genealogy is when you find something that helps you connect on a personal level with your ancestors. Today I had such an experience. Whilst going through the four generations of Amos' who will feature in my family history book,...

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Family Reunion Book thoughts
I have decided to compile a short book for our family reunion next year. The subject of he book will be the four generations of my ancestors who lived in Stretford, beginning with Amos BANNISTER who was the first to move to Stretford and ending in George Am...

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Family reunion idea: Family history book - take 2
Okay, after some thought I think I have come up with a good approach. The working title for the book is The Footsteps of Amos: From Stretford to Melbourne and it will cover the period from when the first Bannister moved to Stretford up until when my great-g...

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Family reunion idea: Family history book
I am looking for ideas for our family reunion next year and one idea I would like to explore is creating a family history book. I have traced the Bannister line back to the early 1700s in Cheshire and Lancashire in England. In the course of my research I ha...

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Back to it!
Due to a number of factors (family drama, health issues, etc) I had to put aside development of my genealogy log tool. Things have (mostly) settled down now, so I guess it is time to dust off the codebase and get cracking again. First task off the rank - pe...

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Returning to action...
Sometimes life throws you a curveball, sometimes it throws several. I have been absent from here for too long but now it is time to make a return to my genealogical efforts. In a nutshell, I stopped updating this blog some months ago due to a series of fami...

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Old Stretford - Chapter III - Places of Public Worship.
CHAPTER III. Places of Public Worship .   My recollections of the Established Church in Stretford extend over sixty-five years.  As a child I was taken to the Old Church (or chapel, as it was then called) before it was pulled down.  It was built in 1718, at...
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