Open Meeting | Tuesday, 22nd Jan 2019

GENEALOGY

‘GENEALOGY: THE SEARCH FOR ONE’S ANCESTORS’

Genealogy has become in recent years a hugely popular pastime, enjoyed by millions.

Rob Collinge is the author of a book “Ancestors: A Tale of Two Worlds” describing a four year long genealogical search using a variety of tools and techniques. The result is a true story spanning 1830’s Germany, early pioneer Texas, the American Civil War, 19th century Mexico, Lancashire cotton mills, World War 1 and the Great Depression. In the process of making these discoveries, Rob established that his father was bigamously married to his mother for 40 years and had three families on three continents.