Moor`s Edge

Family History

If you are interested in researching your family history why not come and join us. We are a friendly group who meet regularly to share ideas, knowledge and information regarding resources to help with our searches into our family history.

Febrary Meeting

Four of us met at the Lopes Arms in Roborough. Martin related a fascinating story of the discovery of a war widow’s commemorative medallion in the possession of an elderly friend. Sue was very helpful sharing tips for input of searches for information.

October Meeting

After a break for the summer the group has restarted. Shirley was able to show the Stickland family tree dating back to the 12 century with family crests and some history of beheadings for treason and death at Bosworth. Shirley's grandson has been helping with the family research using a website called Zoompast. Sue shared some information on relevant websites for research, the war graves commission CWGC at Weston Mill, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.FHS.org.UK.(partner Plymouth and West Devon). An enjoyable afternoon full of information

Useful Searching Sites

Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past both at the Southway library. Find My Past is particularly useful for searching Devon Parish Records.

www.gov.uk you can search this site for “Find A Will or Probate Document” and can download a particular will for a small charge.

On this site you can also find service records for WW2 by searching Ministry of Defence for Army or Navy or RAF - Personnel Centre.

“findagrave.com” search engine.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Apr 24th 13.50 for a 1400 start at Southway Library. Please remember to bring your Library card .
Cancelled due to Coronavirus
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