I have been researching my family tree since my paternal grandfather died in 1976. Whilst researching my mother's ancestry I started recording every instance of her maternal grandmother's name FARMERY and so my one-name study was born! I now record every instance of the name I find all over the world, and my database currently contains over 51,600 name events. I am constructing family trees for each family group and try to put distant cousins in touch!

My study covers the FARMERY surname and known variants such as FARMEARY, FARMEREY, FARMARY and FARMERIE, as well as instances of the name being used as a forename rather than surname.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

2013 Farmery gathering

Saturday September 28th 2013 will see the thirteenth international Farmery gathering, once again in the village hall at Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln (LN4 2LB).

Guests this year are already confirmed from as far away as Australia!

The first gathering was held on May 20th 2000, then every year from September 28th 2002.

•10.00am Registration and Coffee

•10.30am Welcome and Introductions (Alan Moorhouse)

•10.45am Old Lincolnshire - Preserving Local History on Film (film show by Lincolnshire Film Archive)

•11.45am DNA update

•12.00pm Open/workshop session

•12.30pm Lunch (at leisure)

•1.45pm Afternoon session commences

•2.00pm The Skivvy - Victorian Domestic Servants in Ordinary Families (Susan Deal)

•3.00pm Open/workshop session

•4.00pm Group photograph

•4.15pm Raffle, Tea

•4.30pm Close

Lincolnshire Film Archive was set up in 1986 to locate and preserve motion picture film showing life and work in all parts of the county.  They have some amazing footage of the local area and members restore and repair old film.

Dr Susan Deal is a historian with a particular interest in everyday life in the Victorian period and is a member of the Victorian Society and editor of their South Yorkshire Group regional newsletter.
The raffle (donations of a prize are most welcome) will be in aid of the National Star College in Cheltenham.

For those wanting to make a weekend of it there will be an informal gathering at the Premier Inn Canwick on Friday evening, a more formal dinner in Lincoln on Saturday evening and a visit on Sunday morning. 

For more information or too advise that you plan to attend the gathering please email me.

[The date for next year is provisionally Saturday September 27th 2014 when it is hoped we will have guests from both Canada and Pennsylvania].

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