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lost relative - still looking

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LadyKira Report 6 Jan 2010 22:58

What a nightmare Tracey.
Isn't it awful when the things that mean so much to you even if worthless to someone else is destroyed? Having had home and business done over several times I know how you feel.


WayneTracey Report 6 Jan 2010 23:02

Hey Viv,

Would it be in the embalming fluid?

....and i want to know, as a Motician, do you have a blood line??, and would you have more skeletons in the cupboard than most?

Tracey x


FannyByGaslight Report 6 Jan 2010 23:11

Mother says I have a bad bloodline as I take after her gran,kids with a choice of fathers ,kept the kids,ditched their fathers..
Although of course she gave me the bad blood,but she wont hear about that!

Skeletons I found, on my nans side,


WayneTracey Report 6 Jan 2010 23:21

At one stage i was uncovering that many skeletons i was having to shove them in draws and boxes!!!

Thanks Kira, it's just aweful, but we have to soldier on! Can't let them win.

T xx


FannyByGaslight Report 6 Jan 2010 23:33

Do you keep some under your bed as my Ohs friend does with the ashes of one of his rellies??

My nan died 6 months before my grandad,he buried her in a paupers grave with 6 others saying,"makes no difference when your dead".

And immediatley moved his *Duchess"in as he called her.

When he died 6 months later the family discovered that he had bought a burial plot for himself !
Nan and grandad only spoke to be polite and live under the same roof for the last 30 yearsof their marriage .


WayneTracey Report 6 Jan 2010 23:46

....and i'd know exactly what i'd have done with him, put him with her and let him live eternity trying to explain himself!!

T xx


FannyByGaslight Report 6 Jan 2010 23:52

But mother told me why they didnt speak to each other much after the first 8 yrs of marriage,and why things were as they were.
Nans fault really,cant put it on here as its quite tummy turning really.

They were both as bad as each other ,but I think grandad got the last laugh.


Gins Report 7 Jan 2010 09:00

My nan died 6 months before my grandad,he buried her in a paupers grave with 6 others saying,"makes no difference when your dead".

And immediatley moved his *Duchess"in as he called her.

Viv, I can’t tell you how much I laughed at that comment by your it the same one who told you all the impressionable sayings!!!

I don’t seem to have many skeletons, just the usual syphilis, mental institutions and cousins marrying each other - one of them my mother!

And I can hear you saying 'so thats why she's nuts'. No, youre wrong, caus this cousin was her first husband who divorced her after finding her in bed with my dad to be! Sadly, dad hadnt managed to get the whole of his body out of the second floor window, when husband 1 entered the room......FIGHT!

Sorry about this next bit I know this a serious thread about trying to find Tracey's family.........

I do have a tale of Christmas though. My mate in Geneva (she’s Swiss) has a new fella who's English. He's a top world leading gynaecologist, so you'd think.....this is a clever bloke yeah? NO

As she un wrapped her unusual shaped Christmas prezzy she was amazed, nay stunned to find it was....wait for it...wait....a SHOVEL!

I told her what to do with the SHOVEL and as it happens it came in very handy for the 6ft hole needed for the body.

So I guess there is a happy ending after all and the shovel proved very useful

So which came first the egg or the chicken? The shovel or the body? Let this be a lesson to all our men folk


Sadly this is a true story!


WayneTracey Report 27 Feb 2010 21:33


:-) Looking forward to the replies

T x


Gins Report 28 Feb 2010 07:01

So, you're back Mrs T...where the hell have you been for the last couple of months..too much vodka?

Looking for Caroline, she lived in Shropshire, sometime in the 1900's can anyone help???



WayneTracey Report 28 Feb 2010 08:56

Can you please tell me where Shropshire is?

Altho i'm from the UK i've not stepped out of my front door for a good while, and i've become ignorant of the geography in my own country.

Now then the 1900's, is i do believe, 90 years long, any idea when in those 70 years your relative was born?

I assumed they died before they married?? or is it the classic case of being born 10 years after they died?....oh i do love numbers!

Now then any idea on names? what did your family think they were called? I do understand thats probably not what they are actually called....but we'll run with guess's for now....

Looking forward to your reply :-)

Tracey x


WayneTracey Report 28 Feb 2010 10:58

nudge for Ginny, she's getting on a bit now and probably cannot find the thread...

T xx



Gins Report 28 Feb 2010 11:15


Thank You for helping me, but I thought you would know their names?



WayneTracey Report 28 Feb 2010 11:28

ahhh Ginny, Ginny

I'm sorry i'm busy currently helping elsewhere..... why don't you come back next week when all the answers you expect to find will be miraculously written out for you.

T x


Gins Report 28 Feb 2010 11:33


OK will do. Unless there is anyone else out there that can help



RottenR Report 28 Feb 2010 11:42

Unfortunately some are beyond help. BTW did anyone see post on History this am header says "Hi im looking for any info on my father and mother" thread was "Please can you help?" was tempted to reply father was male mother female. On a serious note back to Miss Haystack after spending first 18 years on a farm perhaps you should check into possible other children with the surname of Rick (there are numerous on freebmd) as ricks are small haystacks.



lancashireAnn Report 28 Feb 2010 13:29

was Caroline (not Carolina or Carolyn?) related to the Haystacks? If not what is she doing on this thread.............

This one could be from Shropshire and the registrar changed the surname to fit the local accent

Births Sep 1862 (>99%)
HAYSTEAD Caroline * * *

sorry to hear you have been housebound Tracey - has anyone told you that the snow is mainly gone now and you can come out of hibernation?

oops - sorry Ginny your Caroline was born 1900's - still she might have forgotten her date of birth

have you thought of looking for Stooks - they are also kind of small haystacks


WayneTracey Report 28 Feb 2010 17:48

I'm sorry i'm looking for an Eedle....

Can someone please tell me where Rick Stooks comes in??

Are you trying to tell me Ms Haystacks was married twice?

Tracey x


lancashireAnn Report 28 Feb 2010 18:12

sorry I don't think we made ourselves clear probably because of this new small font (tho I understood it) we were suggesting looking for Norman Rick or Norman Stook instead of Norman Eedle as both Rick & Stook are small Haystacks or even Rick Eedle or Stook Eedle - whatever combination takes your fancy


WayneTracey Report 28 Feb 2010 20:37

OMG i was looking for 2 people...are you now suggesting there are 4??

Could my relative have changed names?

I'm so confused..... i might just delete my tree and copy someone else's!

T x