Author Topic: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?  (Read 492668 times)

cheethamgirl

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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1560 on: 11:45:37, 24/01/19 »

No. But I think what Celeste is suggesting is that Gerald Stuart's descendants may have moved the business to Denton. Worth contacting them, maybe? If you do, I'd be inclined simply to say you are researching your family history.


Have you thought, though, of taking a DNA test with one of the family history companies? I did so and was able to help an Australian chap to identify who his unknown father was - it was my uncle!  Ancestry.com mostly has Americans using it, though I used it and found 280+ descendants of my Irish and Scots ancestors there. FindMyPast is more UK centric but doesn't have anything like the number of subscribers as Ancesty.com.  At the moment, though, FindMyPast are inviting anyone who has already submitted their DNA to another company, such as Ancestry.com, to submit it to FindMyPast, too, and they'll give you a free check against the subscribers to their company. It's a way of boosting their DNA bank. I've done so. All the companies have special offers a couple of times a year, so you can save on the fees if you pick your time. The best thing about it is that, whilst people can lie and obfuscate when it comes to family relationships,  DNA does not lie. 


By the way, though my DNA and family history are entirely Irish & Scots, I found one 'Jewish' cousin. Rose Shapiro lives in New York and always believed she was Jewish, but it transpired she was adopted (sold) from Ireland under the same circumstances as seen in the film 'Philomena'. She had no idea she was really Irish.   

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Julie Anne Ratcliffe

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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1561 on: 11:57:48, 24/01/19 »
Yes I was thinking along the same lines as you when contacting the shop. I have been thinking of doing a DNA Test for a while but didn't know if it would tell me much. After what you have said I am going to give it a go and see what ethnicity I am and see if it throws up any middle eastern roots. I was left with a specially made key ring from Israel when my mum passed away and some Nativity figures made of olive wood from Jerusalem

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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1562 on: 12:00:18, 24/01/19 »
I wish you the very best of luck in your quest, Julie. Do let us know how you get on. I'm a researcher and can always suggest places to search once you get a clue who you might be looking for.  O0
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Julie Anne Ratcliffe

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Re: Cheetham/Hill 1950s/60s?
« Reply #1563 on: 12:05:13, 24/01/19 »
Thank you, I will