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  1. Last day tomorrow!!! The Exhibition will be held at the Parish Hall, Andreas on Sunday 18th September from 11am to 4pm Route 1) To get there, take the Andreas road out of Ramsey and stay on the main road till you eventually come to a roundabout and head straight over it. The cream coloured hall is about 300yards on the right Route 2) If you are coming from St Judes, take the A17 to Andreas, past the pub, turn left at the school and when you come to the roundabout, take the first left **Latest News** Having returned from the exhibition, the Parish Hall displayed an amazing amount of publications, family trees and even drawings and displays from the local school. One of the more interesting pieces for me, apart from the cloth lace caps with some unique designs with stories to tell, was the display from the Andreas Benevolent Society which was founded in 1812. The ledgers contained many names that won't be seen again for some time to come. For further details, contact should be addressed through me and I'll either relay your message on, or give you the email for the secretary Norman Teare. The old newspapers and publications always prove to be a good read, the tea and cakes were delightful, the old books and interesting curiosities were well received and the ladies on the IGI machines located a huge number of relations for various people. (Interesting to see some bargain offers to new members) For those who've just joined (and there's been a few today), meetings are usually held on the third Friday of the month at 7:30pm at Union Mills Methodist Hall (next to shop) and details can be found on the Isle of Man Family History website shown below. If you've wanted to research your family tree but didn't know where to start, then come along and let us know, as we'd be delighted to help you. Some popular local genealogy sites Family History Society Isle of Man website Manx Genealogy website Manx Notebook
  2. You may wish to see photographs taken by members of the Isle of Man Family History Society too IOMFHS - Prison photos
  3. You may wish to see photographs taken by members of the Isle of Man Family History Society too
  4. For those Genealogists who are wondering what has happened to the Manx Genealogy site today on isle-of-man.com, I understand that this is a DNS problem and will be rectified asap, but will take time to reappear globally. Kind regards, Paul Wade (Isle of Man Family History Society)
  5. Being an apt date today - Halloween, I'd mention about a family relation of mine who lived in Poortown called Nan Wade as viewed in Frances's Manx Notebook and a model of Nan Wade or real name of Ann Cannell can be seen in the Manx Museum as also some interesting stories about her.
  6. The Isle of Man Family History Society is exhibiting at Corrin's Hall, Peel at 11am tomorrow (next to Police station) and being the last day, there's always some book bargains to be found. Interested in starting your own Family Tree but not sure as to how to start? Come along and let us show you how its done IOM FHS website Refreshments available
  7. Wanted - Browns Directory I've always fancied a Browns directory to add to my Genealogy book shelf and if anyone has one and is thinking of selling or giving it away to a good home, then I'd be happy to discuss this further. Paul
  8. was it 'to lather' the mouse maybe ? I did read some time ago that someone had unravelled the origin of the wording of the song, there was a lady called something like 'Ginny', but I can't remember where I read about it now. Any sleuths out there know where it was ? It's Jinny or real name Joney Lowney from Braddan. The song tells of poor Jinny being inprisoned for witchcraft in 1715/16 for allegedly affecting the Corn at Ballaughtons Mill. You can find more about her and others in the various fables and stories in the Manx Notebook
  9. An amazing weekend which was rounded off by a excellent turnout by researchers young and old and when I say young, there was one young lad (about 10) who is keenly following his parents footsteps in tracing his family tree. I don't want to write too much on the Local News Forum, as the Exhibition has now finished for another year and wouldn't want to impose on etiquette as it's unfortunately, not current now, but I will be writing a few pieces on the General Chat side explaining how to begin building a family tree including some do's and don'ts So without further ado, I'd like to say that the Exhibition has been a great success with many new members, lots of new information shared and my hearty congratulations go towards the Isle of Man Family History Society committee, the helping volunteers, St John's Ambulance and to the many visitors who came and made the last few days extremely enjoyable. I look forward to seeing our visitors again and to those who couldn't make it this year, pop along to our Society meetings sometime - 3rd Friday of the month but remember to check the Latest News section first Latest News IOMFHS Best wishes, Paul
  10. [Mintchip] Thank you for writing in and you would be correct in saying that the Manx have had one or two invaders over the years and wikipedia wouldn't be too far off the mark. I'd be surprised if you didn't have a Manx connection somewhere along the line and it would be nice to think that you did. If you wish to PM me, I could let you know the likelihood of a connection (roughly based on original surname) and you may wish to take things up from there. --------------------------------------------------- As for the Exhibition, WOW, what a day! There was a tremendous amount of people popping in to see the exhibits, researching or passing time having a chat of yesteryear and it was refreshing and surprising to hear about stories about my relations which I knew nothing about. Our stock of publications reference burial records, monumental inscriptions, births, addresses was severely but pleasantly dented as the information contained in them, is a must for persons researching parish records and one hopes that there will be some left for those who cannot make it later on in the afternoon. Our close friends at Manx Heritage are working their socks off in getting things ready for the opening of the Manx Ancestry Centre Manx Ancestry Centre info link and the help from volunteers archiving the past records plus the help from the Museums staff has been outstanding. The teamwork between the two areas seems to be the key and personally, can't wait to get my hands on the high-tech equipment and information. Definitely a must for all researchers So our last day tomorrow for another year and if you haven't been down yet, then come along and I'd be happy to meet you and if you mention the following: 'Ta my haagh crowal lane dy astan' to Priscilla, you'll get a big smile from me (Venue near Douglas TT grandstand on the opposite side of the road close to the sports/Gymnastic centre, where the road leads to the St John Ambulance centre) Sunday 20th Sept 11am to 4.30pm If you can't make it, then you can still join the Isle of Man Family History Society by visiting our site; IOMFHS website link With that, I wish Mintchip and everyone well and look forward to meeting you at the exhibition Paul
  11. Congratulations on the exhibition to date which is titled "HOW WE LIVED " This is being held at St John's Hall, Glencrutchery Road Douglas and the two remaining dates left are; Saturday 19th Sept 11am to 5pm Sunday 20th Sept 11am to 4.30pm The venue is superb and the many stands containing information from our past is extremely interesting. The response has been encouraging, even on such a late start (4pm) on the Friday. There are 3 rooms with the main one containing information on the various organizations and particular interest of mine was the exhibition by the St Johns Ambulance and the clothing, equipment and background was superb. The variety of publications for sale containing data from each parish, was again outstanding and many hours of research has been in my opinion, well worthwhile. There was a good choice of rare books from Ian and one in particular is extremely rare (probably the only one I'll see in my life being one of the first Manx books in publication) and therefore out of the range of my pocket but for a collector...ahhh. A side room contained a good collection of past Manx papers and it was interesting to note that Pat was mentioned as one of the bridesmaids (I didn't know papers were made then...haha.. you can get me later Pat) The third room contains (Mmm.. the refreshment area where you could buy a cup of coffee, tea or cake - oh yes, where was I), and there was an abundance of research material, including internet access to MY Past, Ancestry, Manx Genealogy, Isle of Man FHS website including Brian Lawsons material and with the additional benefits of the igi which is worth a days viewing in itself if you went to Peel or the Manx Museum. There are a couple of important observations for me and that was seeing new people come in, join up and eagerly learn about their relations, but most importantly of all, watching experienced and keen genealogists, sharing their abundance of knowledge to those who are visiting. In all, a great start and it's been a pleasure to be part of helping others discover the past and if you've ever been curious or want to know more, then please pop round and have a chat. Slaynt vie, Paul
  12. The Isle of Man Family History Society have a number of publications that may be of interest to readers at the forthcoming exhibition, which is titled "HOW WE LIVED " This will be held at St John Hall, Glencrutchery Road Douglas Featuring Associations and Societies on the following dates Friday18th Sept 4pm to 7.30pm Saturday 19th Sept 11am to 5pm Sunday 20th Sept 11am to 4.30pm Note that there is Free access to Ancestry and Find My Past websites (excluding 1911 Census!) I understand that members are bringing some of their favourite ancestor contributions and for societies; hockey club, girl guides. Masons. Foresters and Rechabites. ------------------------ If you've wanted to research your family tree but didn't know where to start, then come along and let us know, as we'd be delighted to help you. Some popular local genealogy sites Family History Society Isle of Man website Manx Genealogy website Manx Notebook
  13. Just to update everyone on the forthcoming exhibition and which is titled "HOW WE LIVED " This will be held at St John Hall, Glencrutchery Road Douglas Featuring Associations and Societies on the following dates Friday18th Sept 4pm to 7.30pm Saturday 19th Sept 11am to 5pm Sunday 20th Sept 11am to 4.30pm Note that there is Free access to Ancestry and Find My Past websites (excluding 1911 Census!) I understand that members are bringing some of their favourite ancestor contributions and for societies; hockey club, girl guides. Masons. Foresters and Rechabites. ------------------------ If you've wanted to research your family tree but didn't know where to start, then come along and let us know, as we'd be delighted to help you. Some popular local genealogy sites Family History Society Isle of Man website Manx Genealogy website Manx Notebook
  14. As Lonan points out, people with an interest in historical information, would find this gravely disturbing. I for one have the unusual hobby of taking pictures of gravestones and recording the exact inscriptions and burial places, which is still ongoing and dependent on time. The Family History Society have done a tremendous job in recording the inscription of gravestones throughout the island and to find that there's a possibility of having an upper/lower level would confuse things a little. (quick plug - the next meeting of the Family History Society is at 7:30pm on Friday 21st November at the Methodist Church, next to the shop in Union Mills) Space and cost is always a factor and thought should be given to those who have family plots and not individual plots that seem more commonplace these days. The problem however, will not simply go away and the uprooting of burial plots may only assist things in the relatively short term of another century or so, but what then when these spaces are filled? (Lonan, if your wife requires any help pre 1901, then let me know) Paul Wade, member of the IOM FHS.
  15. Tomorrow is the last day to see the Family History Society exhibition in Castletown. Exhibition Link If you have some time to spare, we welcome you to our free exhibition and hope you enjoy having a skeet at peoples family trees, warts and all Old Manx books are for sale and the Society is giving away some free family tree magazines. Not sure as to where to begin in your family tree? then please ask, as there's assistance available to help you in your family tree research. Look up your details on the IGI or sit down and relax with a lovely cup of tea. (Try the cakes.....Mmmm) Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow if you can make it and I'd appreciate some feedback as I always try to improve things for next time. Slaynt vie! (good health) Paul
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