Saturday, 5 January 2013

Family history search

I have always had a keen interest in my family genealogy since I was a teenager. It was difficult then to extract various information from elder family members but it was apparent there were skeletons in the closet that made me interested even further.

For many years I was stuck in relation to paternal and maternal lines but have again got moving discovering further links.

I am presently concentrating on my grandfather Browne's maternal and paternal family-Brown/e and McClean. I have a particular interest in learning more about the Brown's who owned the newsagent,toy shop in Thomas St in Portadown and would be delighted to hear from anyone with information or photos.

My grandmother Browne's family-Best and McFall.

On my mother's side my interest is in the Austins and Russells but in search of information on my grandfather's mother Susan sarah Atkinson originally from Portadown. Again any information or photographs would be most appreciated.

I am registered with which has been extremely helpful.

My great grandfather was an 18yr old tailor in 1901 and so I would also be interested to know at that time where he was likely to be employed as the rest of the family appeared to work in the linen industry in manual labour. His cousin run Brown's shop so would also be interested to know how she rose to such a position from a poor household.

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