I originally created this blog to document my work on the family history of my grandmother, Maggie Goodfellow Story, later known as Madge Rogers. She was from Bewcastle. After it became evident that other family historians were attracted to the site, I invited them to share their memories and family histories from Bewcastle and the surrounding parishes. And so, it is evolving into a useful research tool for genealogists. Please note, if you want to read my original work, you will need to scroll down to the beginning of the blog and continue reading up.

If you have information that you would like to share here, or a question, you need to become a blog author and make a posting. To do this, contact me at rosemarydale3@yahoo.co.uk, and I will send you a permission. However, I can not respond to requests for further information or assistance.

Rosemary Dale

Thursday, 5 July 2007

The More, The Merrier (amended)

Those of us (and we know who we are) who spend much time "messing around in blogs" want to invite others to join in on "And we've still got pudding to come" and/or "Our Bewcastle Ancestry". You may have noticed how excited I was when a newly found relative, Steven Harding, recently introduced himself through a comment. He says he stumbled on to the blog, and there saw a picture of his grandfather as a little boy. Steven is Cumbrian born and bred, though now lives in London, and has many relatives in the area. This does indeed support Nic's belief in the "power of the internet".

June meanwhile knows some of his relatives. June recently shared some lovely family information through an email which I know would be of interest to others. She has a depth of Bewcastle lore. (And she needs to correct some of my errors. [That's the trouble with living relatives!!!]) I am delighted to say that June wants to contribute to both blogs. I will be sending her permissions. (Please see previous post.)

I am very happy to add authors to this blog. If you would like to become a contributor, email me at
rosemarydale3@msn.com and I will send you an invitation. Then you can post anything of interest to those of us with roots in and around the Bewcastle area. So do not be shy to join us and contribute whenever you want.


June said...

Thanks for the instructions Rosemary, and I'm now signed up to make comments!

Rosemary said...

Well done. I think you should be able to create actual posts, not just comments. I was just about to email you right when I was notified of your comment. Welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed your email of yesterday - that will be great to write about. Especially the pickle jar!!!