I first caught the bug for Family History way back in 1986 during a trip to Glasgow. The bug went away for a while but has come back big time during the last 3 years I have been living in Cairns.
As a member of CDFHS, it never ceases to amaze me the knowledge our members have and the willingness to share same.
I have been researching my partner Neil’s paternal grandmother’s family – the Thirkills – for a couple of years now, and would really love some fresh eyes to look at it and see if they can find any new clues to help me break down my research brick walls.
Neil’s 3 x great grandmother, Mary Worby (nee Thirkill) and her husband George appear in the records for 1865 when they got married, however I can find no other record of their existence until they turn up again in the 1901 Census. Continue reading