Serendipity, fortuosity, or just very good luck?
Monday 20 July 2015 brought through the doors of the LFHHS Chorley Family History Research Centre a father and daughter from New South Wales, Australia.
Craig and Kylie had decided to visit the UK on the trail of their Ancestors. Already having researched enough to know that Brinscall was one of their places of interest, and having books on Brinscall Moors which actually names their Briggs family in 1880, they were looking for assistance to discover more. Fortunately they had also carried out internet searches to find valuable resources to aid them, so here they were, in our Research Centre - the right place at the right time!
Although Jenny didn’t have intimate knowledge of the Brinscall area she does have a friend there, so, with the blessing of our visitors, a telephone call was made to enquire if they knew anyone of the name in the village.
The meeting went exceptionally well, confirming that all were related. Gordon’s Grandfather Thomas is the brother of Craig’s Great Grandmother Elizabeth.
Craig and Kylie now have contact with other cousins through Gordon, so long may their research and new relationships continue.
Permission has been granted by all parties to pass on their story and photos.