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.

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Rosemary Dale

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Well, hello ...

... this is Rosemary here. Finally, popping up again after a very extended break from the family history biz! I am realizing that I had really lost track of some of the posting, and especially some of the comments on the site. Also, I am realizing that maybe it is time, or almost time, to dip in again. It will require unpacking and sorting all of my papers and records, a thorough reading of this blog, and reacquainting myself  with my Bewcastle forebears.

My seasonal job at the Eyemouth Museum and Visitor Information Centre (which houses a genealogy centre as it happens) ends in early November, so maybe I'll do an official relaunch at that time. Surely this will warrant a baking of my mother's Cumbrian Current Cake recipe? Now that I have been living in Northumberland and Scottish Borders over the last few years, I realize it is essentially a Border Tart. In fact, I recently saw a recipe for Eyemouth Tart (in the new EBLiving magazine).

I left things hanging back on 29 June 2007 with this post:

Mary Ewart's Family Tree

In Family History XI Part 1, I mentioned that I wanted to do more research on Mary Ewart, the mother of Elizabeth Forster Goodfellow. Well, June has kindly sent this family tree of Mary Ewart. She received it from Aurea. I will study it to see if my ideas mesh with this.

However, I never did. So I will start there, aided by this comment from Tom in December of that year:

Joseph was one of Twin sons born to Robert Forster and his wife Mary Ewart. Henry his Twin died in Dec. 1846 [age 3 years ] at Crookburn. Thus Joseph and Elizabeth Forster [ 1828 - 1909 ] were brother and sister.

Meanwhile, sitting in my inbox since January, is an email from Moira, which I will respond to today:

I thought you may like to know I am Moira the daughter of Joseph Elliot  (Whintingstown) & the late Barbara. I have 2 brothers Keith & Trevor. Would be interested to hear from you.

So, as they say, I'll be back.

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