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Posted by Colin Dawber on 3rd July 2004  Cdawber@aol.com 

What a great site you have which will be of help to all of us who do not live in the county. I am researching the family name from the Wigan area where I believe my 5th. Gt/Grandfather who lived in Standishgate was a Yepman of the town and had property there. Any help would be gratefully accepted as I seem to draw a blank with records from the Eccleston with Douglas area.

Posted by Mandy Gallie on 28th June 2004  m.gallie@btopenworld.com 

I am looking for any information on the surname Buzza i understand my grandfather was born in Wigan in 1886 but moved to cornwall and married a Mary Tipet after ww1 his full name was William John Buzza

Posted by Keith on 21st June 2004  kandv.birkett@btopenworld.com 

Any information about the Birkett family that lived in Marsh green around 1900. Particulary Edwin as he was my grand father

Posted by Susan Williams on 1st June 2004  colin@williams442.fsnet.co.uk 

As I do not live in the Wigan area I would be interested to know if there are any listings or information available for JOHN EDWARD HARRISON and his wife JANE who were at 8 Crompton Street Wigan in 1901/3. He was a Railway Engine Driver at the age of 33.His wife`s family were the Harrisons of Golborne.

Posted by Patricia Foggon on 30th May 2004  tfoggon@ssafara.net 

I live a long way away too. I'm looking for information on a Richard Fairhurst born c1830 in Ashton in Makerfield, married to Betty (Wittler?). Can anyone help?

Posted by Ricky Weinberg on 25th May 2004  rickynj58@msn.com 

Researching Bailey Family from Wigan Circa 1714

Posted by Alex Seath on 13th May 2004  seath.family@btopenworld.com 

Thanks Brian for getting the site off the ground... It helps those of us a little further from Wigan, to keep in touch with you locals :-)

I am looking for info on a Richard Fairhurst born in Pemberton, Lancs. around about 1838. His father was John Fairhurst, his mother Mary Daniels or Griffing, any connections any one ?

Posted by Tony Haslam on 14th April 2004  

I would also like to endorse the comments made by John Wogan about this web site and also take this opportunity to thank you Brian for all the work you have done. We need to progress and make new opportunities for our members who cannot come to meetings because of the locality they live. We have members in Canada and in Australia to name just two and I think they will feel they can now be part of the Society with us. We will do our best to keep members updated on our intentions and actions throughout the year of what has gone on at our meetings etc.

Posted by John Wogan on 14th April 2004  johnwogan@blueyonder.co.uk 

Thank you Brian for all the effort that you have put into this site and thanks for letting us use your web site for our Society.

Posted by Brian Elsey on 12th April 2004  brian@LQQK.co.uk  http://www.wiganworld.co.uk

Good luck with the site!