Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Five-minute Family History Fun - October 6th

Happy National Family History Month!

In memory of-

Walter Leach
b. 6 October 1879
Higher Booths, Lancashire, England

What I have:
This information is from someone else's tree, so it all needs to be verified. Let's see what I can find, today.
  • Walter is the son of Samuel and Sarah Jane (Hoyle) Leach.
  • He was the seventh of nine known children.
What I found:
Well, that was satisfying!
  • FamilySearch Family Tree did not have an obvious record for Walter.
  • FamilySearch Record Search resulted in a christening extraction showing Walter christened 1 August 1880 in Goodshaw, Lancashire, England. His parents are recorded as Samuel Leach and Sarah Jane. ("England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database)
  • At FindMyPast in the 1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription is found the entire household with Walter recorded at one-year-old. His parents, Samuel and Sarah J., are there, along with his siblings to that date: Jno Jas, Hy, William, Mary Ann, and Benj. They were living on Rings Row, Higher Booths, Haslingden, Lancashire. This is exactly where my Hoyle family lived before they emigrated to Canada in 1879.
This is a great exercise in quickly finding information about persons. In this case, it also helped verify the information I already had. Fun, fun, fun!

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