Part of my summer holiday this year will be spent “oop North”, more specifically West Yorkshire. The Nunns and Cockerhams on the maternal side of my family all come from around the Rothwell area (that I’ve discovered so far in my research), so it makes it easy to base myself in one spot nearby.
View West Riding of Yorkshire in a larger map
I’d done almost no work on this side of the family (my great grandmother’s parents), as there are a few family members already doing research, so I’d left it a bit and concentrated on other lines. So when I came to actually compiling a list of addresses, churches, graveyards etc, I realised I had very little! Back to the censuses I went, and it has taken me quite a while to document it all, and I’m still not finished. I’m also ordering certificates that I haven’t got already, so it’s a slow enough process.
My great grandmother Elsie Nunns is the only great grandparent that I knew – I was in my late teens when she died. She came out as a child with her parents Sam and Alice Nunns from England to New Zealand around 1902. Sam and Alice went on to have another seven children, and there have been several reunions of their descendents (though I haven’t been able to attend one yet!).
Sorting Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.