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Barbara Elizabeth Ready
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  • Wickford.Essex
  • United Kingdom
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
My interest at the moment is - Pennyfather, Sambridge/Sambidge, Brewster, Johnson, Ready and Woodley.
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Isle of Man, Canada, and Australia. Also Stratford-upon-Avon and London.
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I started by researching my grandfather Henry Johnson who I knew had been taken into Barnardo’s and then sent to Canada. Each of my Aunt’s and Uncle’s had a different take on the story I had always wanted to find the truth.

I could not ask Barnardo’s for information until I could identify some of the family members at least. It took about eighteen months before I had enough information to identify which family I was looking into. And yes Barnardo’s came up with photo’s a half sister who was sent to Canada a short while after my grandfather still had family there. There was also a cutting from the local newspaper and much more. It was like a Dickens story.

This started my curiosity into family history and my latest visit was to Stratford-upon-Avon where I have found information up to 1680 on the Sambridge line.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?
http://Ancestry.co.uk

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