Tuesday, May 22, 2012

St. Martin's Church, Castleton, Lancashire, England

I have always been the family genealogist.  
I spent much time researching family history 
and have all of my lines back at least to the jump across the ocean! 
And that is into the 1600's on my paternal side.
That's usually where things get tough. 
Some lines I have way back...
like into the 13th century,
thanks to a Mayflower passenger. 
(Those people have been extensively researched by professionals.)

Recently, I was contacted by a fellow researcher 
and by sharing info we opened many new doors...
including this church door!
This church, St. Martin's Church,  
in Castleton, Lancashire, England 
is where my newly discovered 
maternal great, great grandparents were married.
I can't wait to see what records from here reveal. 

(Not my photo)

It is so exciting! 
So I don't have any new photos today, 
I have been spending time researching the archives. 
Next week I will be tromping through cemeteries in Philadelphia. 


Kmcblackburn said...

Geneology research is addicting, isn't it! Discovering long lost hidden treasures. Congrats on adding your newest branch to the tree :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful church with an elegant spire! So much fun tracing family history! So many surprises!

~JarieLyn~ said...

That is so exciting, and what a beautiful church.

My mom is the geneologist in our family. It's amazing the information that's out there and very exciting when you make contact with another person you've never met that turns out to be related to you.

Have fun poking around.

Dimple said...

How exciting to find a new record for your tree! I do the family history, too, so I know. I recently came across a little book which added to my husband's father's line. I was doing the happy dance, as that had been a dead end for a long time.

Jim said...

Isn't that a nice find, Rebecca! Now you will have to go there!
Google Map shows it to be way up north almost to Scotland. West of Yorkshire.
Happy MidWeek Blues!

Martha said...

Good luck with your search. My brother has been working on our family genealogy. It is hard work!!!

Dianne said...

Jim says almost to Scotland, how cool
I love all things, and men, Scottish :)

good luck with the next step

Chrissy Brand said...

Interesting. Manchester of course used to be the major city in Lancashire until boundary changes in 1974. I don't know of this Castleton in Lancs but know there are 2 others near Manchester, Castleton in the Peak District in Derbyshire and one in North Yorkshire. So you are a northern girl at heart ;-) Fascinating post!

Kathy said...

How exciting. I'm from stock that moved west so nobody really knows who they were or where they came from. Probably because many of them were uneducated and records just weren't kept of such things. I know very little about my ancestors past my grandparents.

Leovi said...

Very interesting to discover one's roots.