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Info on ancestors from Thurnham, Lancashire.

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goosegirl Report 9 Nov 2012 14:12

I have been researching the history of Thurnham and have a large database of people who were born and/or lived here. If I can help anyone, I will be happy to share what I have, given the caveat that there were many people with the same fore- and surnames born in the same year so I may have not got it totally right, but at least my refs may provide more info to research.


Reggie Report 9 Nov 2012 14:15

Unlikely that anyone with an interest will happen to see your post

Try looking in search trees........and making contact with those who may possibly be connected, and would welcome the info you have accumulated


goosegirl Report 9 Nov 2012 14:19

Hi. Sorry - just joined and am getting to grips with the site. I am not searching anyone in particular, but anyone who was born or lived in the area as far back as I can go, which is the mid-1500 so I can add the info to my database, but also help others on here if I can.


Reggie Report 9 Nov 2012 14:22

Please remove the 'marked as answered' tag if you want anyone to look at your post from now on

I think you missed the point I was trying to make................


Dea Report 9 Nov 2012 14:30

A kind offer goosegirl, and welcome to the boards.

As Reggie says - do remove the 'marked as answered' tick as this gives people the impression that whatever your question was, it has been answered so they probably won't look at the thread.

Searching trees is also the way to go in order to find anyone researching people born in this area.

Dea x


Derek Report 9 Nov 2012 18:47

Reggie..I think your first answer to Goosegirl was a bit unkind......if i started a message with the words " I have been researching the history of derbyshire..and have a large database of..etc etc......and. (tp paraphrase what Goosegirl offered) am able to help others"........would you send me the same reply????? me with my highly successful Derbyshire thread which started in much the same way..and what exactly IS the point you were trying to make???

Give the girl some slack!
EDIT..........Reggie..on may be you that has missed the point....THURNHAM is a parish in Lancashire..for which Goosegirl is offering information..NOT a family called Thurnham for which she is seeking help!!..Which makes her thread totally legitimate.....



mgnv Report 9 Nov 2012 19:45

Reggie - RE "Unlikely that anyone with an interest will happen to see your post"

I'm not sure I agree - surely a google search would pull it up. Since one has to be a subscriber to post here or send a pm to goosegirl, a better forum for this post might be:


goosegirl Report 10 Nov 2012 12:50

Thanks for your replies. I have un-"marked as answered" my post as suggested. I use rootsweb and have gained a lot of info and have met people from Canada and N.S.Wales here in my house - thrilling. I am trying to spread my net as wide as I can, though it is a point that most people will also use rootsweb. Thurnham village is a hamlet in both the parish of Thurnham and also Lancaster (depending on whether it is civil or ecclesiastical) plus it used to have an extra-parochial bit which included the Cockersand Abbey area. As I have about 5,000 names on my database, I thought it would be easier if people saw my thread on Thurnham, rather than going through what would be an onerous task of family trees for several hundreds of family names I have listed. I will explore the site for peoples' ancestors from Thurnham and see where I get. If I get stuck, I will ask your advice. :-)