passion is Family History and Genealogy.
Here is a brief outline of my Family History Interests and Activities.
WOOD - My grandfather John Wood was born in STOKESLEY in the North Riding of Yorkshire. He came looking for work in Manchester Lancashire in the 1890's. He married and settled in Royton Lancashire in 1899, where my father Ernest Wood was born. Has I began to investigate the family history I discovered that the WOODs had lived on the North Yorkshire Moors in the small comminity of Chop Gate Bilsdale going right back to the 17th century. My great grandmother had moved to Stokesley in approximately 1862.See the link to my WOOD family tree at the bottom of this page.
BUCKLEY - This was my mother's maiden name and I started to research her origins in 1972. She was born in SHAW near OLDHAM in Lancashire England in 1899 and this is where my research began. I started to collect BUCKLEY data from all the local churches and in 1990 I came into contact with Sidney Buckley and Graham Kemp from Dover Kent and found that they had registered the name with The Guild of One Name Studies. From this point we have worked together collecting BUCKLEY data. Sadly Sid Buckley died in July 1999 but Graham and I continued the work for some time but now due to other comittments our data collection is at snails pace and unlikely to improve in the near future
BUCKLEY - One Name Study - On a separate page I list the currently available data that we have collected on the One Name Study. Whilst this data is not on-line I will be happy to do look ups for anyone with an interest in this surname. It must be recognised however that this may not necessarily bring a result and I cannot be committed to researching family history for others. (There is now a sample of our database online from my BUCKLEY link button.) Also see the link to my BUCKLEY family tree at the bottom of this page.
FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES - I am a member of the Manchester
and Lancashire Family History Society which I joined in 1983.
I am also a member of the Cleveland Family History Society which covers the area of North Yorkshire where my WOOD ancestors came from. Take a look at the old photo below. (Click to enlarge)
USA BRANCH - A picture with my cousin Sheila Federicci `nee Sheila Buckley Turner. Emigrated to the US with her parents in 1935. Her mother and my mother were sisters.
William Wood and Miriam Airey July 24th at Holy Trinity Darlington
John WOOD sat down on the right alongside three ladies was Great Great Grandfather
to the six children in the picture below
Grandchildren 1996 all named WOOD
Updated: October 2nd 2014.