FOWC with Fandango: Index

Many years ago I became an ancestry researcher fir my family, Part of the famiyl had Huguenot ancestors that fled to London during their persecution in France and thanks to the Huguenot church and various other organisations I even found a couple of long lost relations – not everyone has the name Camroux in their family. So when I finished on that section, which was on the maternal side, I moved over to the paternal side that originated mainly in South East England, mainly Ticehurst and Etchingham. My grandmother was the youngest in her family, having eleven elder brothers. I stumbled on this little index book and lo and behold I found the complete family with all their attachments. They were all farm labourers. It seems the family moved around eventually arriving in Etchingham. Afterwards great grandfather moved to Sissinghurst Castle, as a farm labourer and my grandmother grew up there working in the diary. The nice thing about this index was that all the various relations of her father were listed, Even in the days before computer it was possible to find where you came from.

FOWC with Fandango: Index

7 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Index

  1. That was a real treasure! And such interesting names.
    Wish I could find my gr-gr-grandpa’s record. He was kidnapped — he guessed from London — by the press gang circa 1830, when he was nine years old. What did kids know back then? So no hope of finding family, even with DNA.

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  2. Finding my Swiss ancestors made me very happy. There are British ancestors, too. One of them was the Lord Mayor of London in the 16th century. Some others were farm workers in Suffolk, and then the obvious Irish ancestors from Limerick.

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