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    Old maps

    By Dave,
    I know quite a few people will have already seen this site, but if you haven't, it's certainly worth a look.   old-maps.co.uk   Type the name of your street (you can even put the house number), and soon you'll be looking at St Helens in 1849/50. You can scroll the map around and enlarge sections and you might want to print them. The mapping system refers to recent street names and addresses, so although it's likely that your house probably didn't exist 150 odd years ago, you'll be able to se


    By Marie,
    I am looking on behalf of a friend. Her grandfather would of been Peter Kelly, she thinks born in 1900 in St.Helens, he married a Catherine Twiss. His father possibly came over from Ireland.


    Guest Barbee
    By Guest Barbee,
    I'm searching for info on Samuel Twist and Elizabeth Walls Twist. They were both born between 1805 and 1810. Known children are David and Alice. Alice's birth certificate says she was born in Hindley, St. Helen's. Sam and Eliz. were married in 1833 in Wigam. Later they moved to Seaham Durham where their children migrated to America around 1890.   Any info in welcome.   Barb Goss Buffalo NY USA


    Guest Barbee
    By Guest Barbee,
    Hi,   I'm trying to find out who the parents of my great grandparents are. They are Samuel Twist and his wife Elizabeth, her last name was Walls. They were married in 1833 in Wigam, St. Helens.   Also, does anyone know if there are places in St. Helens to adopt a child? Family rumor is that Sam and Elizabeth adopted my great grandfather David Twist. (Hopefully this is a false rumor, since he would be almost impossible to trace). I did find a birth certificate for the daughter of Sam a


    By Janet,
    BROWN FAMILY Looking for info/connections please. James Brown born 1883.In 1930s he was an artist in Earlstown area. Paintings included Rugby Team, local councillors, pigeons from local pigeon club owners. family portraits on plates, local scenes,Stations of the Cross in local RC Church.Despite some research I have never been able to find where I may see some of his work. James had brothers and sisters including Tommy, Agnes (who moved to USA after 1st World War - Mrs Owen) Annie(later Richards

    Latterday saints

    By jill,
    I have just visited the Latterday saints in Chorley to look at church records from different parts of the country. Even though my visit was a waste of time as I had chosen the wrong churches, it was quite easy and pleasant. You find the reference from their web site of the records you wish to view, and book. I booked in person, but you can book over the phone I think, a couple of quid per film. Then they phone you when they arrive. Some records take a while if they have to come from Salt Lake


    By scotta,
    I am researching the following family: Thomas ELLISON married Martha WRIGHT Children: 1. Thomas ELLISON married Sarah Ann WAINWRIGHT 2. John ELLISON born in 1855 married Hannah TWIST in 1875 Children: Joseph, James, Edith, Louisa and John Alfred.

    Elusive William Hill

    By Jackiewing2000,
    My ggrandfather, William Hill b St Helens 1858 married a Margaret Hannah Beck in Leeds. He is found with his family still living in Leeds in 1891 and all his life, he was a locomotive engine driver. However - now it gets good. In 1901 his wife is found living in Hull widowed, living alone with their youngest daughter but a William Hill, same dob,born St Helens, same occupation is back in St Helens, living at 2a Graces Square. The census also says he is widowed but there is a whole set of differ

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