A few of our text files are not just small informative press cuttings but rather journals in their own right and hence deserve more than just a link to the file.
The flipbook style of viewing these books seems to be rather more appropriate in order to show the amount of work which has gone into their production.
The Research of Vicki Jensen
Several years ago I managed to get hold of the phone book for Tasmania after finding that at least one Pridmore had made his way there. I was pleased to see twelve instances of the Pridmore name on display. As a result I wrote to all twelve to ascertain if anybody had any knowledge of their family trees. Fortunately for us, three of the twelve were related and by return I received the book that can be seen below. Sadly a few short weeks before I received the book , the lady who had compiled it, Vicki Jensen, had sadly passed away and I regret never having the chance to speak with her.
Her research traced the reverse journey in effect, from living Pridmores in Australia back to Bourne in Lincolnshire. At the same time providing us with fantastic stories and tales of many new characters of the Pridmore family.
The Research of Nicky Brook
Nicky Brook has carried out extensive research into the Pridmores of Rutland and Huntingdonshire that has lead to the document reproduced below.
Her maternal grandmother was Linda Pridmore and the research gives not only the details of the Pridmore tree but a contextual description of the areas over the generations.
Donnellan Siblings to New York
Thomas Donnellan and his wife, Martha (Shaughnessy) raised a large family in Handsworth, Sheffield in a period spanning just over 20 years from 1901 to 1923. Two of those children did not make it out of infancy but three others followed an exciting adventure in leaving British shores and setting sail for New York where they settled in the early 1930’s.
First John took a ship in 1923 before returning for his sisters Mary and Margaret a short time after. They never looked back and made a good life for themselves whilst never forgetting their family back in Sheffield and returning to visit now and then.
The Harkin Family History
Catherine Floyd married Patrick O’Hara and in doing so merged the Harkin dynasty with the O’Haras in 1914. This added a wealth of anecdotal data to the tree for a family that appear to have originated in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
This document was compiled with a vast amount of information being provided by Monica Collins, a descendant who moved to Carluke and worked for the local church in Motherwell diocese.