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My direct ancestors were mainly located in the outlying areas of Newcastle-under-
Lyme, namely Wolstanton, Chesterton, Apedale, Red Street, Spring Wood and were mostly 
from a mining background.  However research into the more distant past has taken me 
to the Potteries; St Helen's in Lancashire; areas of the West Midlands such as West 
Bromwich and Wolverhampton and to south Cheshire, notably Audlem and the Hack Green 
Locks where my 3 x great grandfather was a Wharfingers Clerk. More recently I have 
been taken back to the Black Country and 10 generations of colliers.

This has, so far, been an exhilarating and, on occasions, emotional journey.  My 
research began in 1998 and my enthusiasm has been boosted by family members (some 
hitherto unknown to me) who have encouraged and motivated me. I have amassed a great 
collection of photographs; memoirs and extremely useful information and at the same 
time made many new friends.  

I have tried to verify all the facts that have been added and where I have not been 
able to verify them I have made notes accordingly.  Please let me know if you find 
anything that is not correct, does not make sense or if you know something I don't 
know.  I have copies of many birth, marriage and death certificates, so please let me 
know if you want to have a look. 

There is still much research to be done and this work is very much ongoing, so keep 
on checking.

Please sign my Guest Book and let me know what you think of the website.

Love Judith


Acknowledgements

I have met many new friends and relatives I did not know existed until I began this 
family history, and that has been a wonderful experience in itself. Fred, Cyril and 
Nora were all kind and helpful. They have all since died, but their input was 
invaluable. My thanks to Bernard, Beryl, John, Liz, Michael, Norman, Pamela, Penny, 
Peter, Roger, Roy, for their contributions to my research and their enthusiasm and 
support; to my lovely auntie, Rosa (who has now died), for her love and support; to my sister 
Carol for her constant support; to my nephew Ian for getting me going in the first place, and 
to Jim and Sheila for introducing me to the Berrisfords and encouraging my research 
into Jim and Phils' family history.

A special thanks to Joan for her generous help in assisting me to find who the 
Dooleys and Shukers were, and for helping me find Joseph Robinson in the 1851 Census. 
Thank you to Rex for his kindness in sharing his research and stories of the Skidmore 
family, and to Linda Moffatt for her meticulous and tremendous research of the 
Skidmore Families of the Black Country and Birmingham, and for taking me back further 
than I could ever have imagined. Thank you to Edmund in Canada, who has provided me with a very 
interesting history of a branch of the Howards who went to live in Canada in the 1920s.

Most of all thank you to my patient husband, Dave, who listens to me endlessly going 
on about my ancestors and is ever-ready to accompany me on nostaligic expeditions.

COPYRIGHT © 2008-2017 This website is the copyright of Judith Yeats
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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