Monday, May 25, 2015

Jane and Rachel Morley in the Lancashire Quarterly Sessions Reports on added the Lancashire Quarterly Session Records and Petitions, 1648-1908 to their searchable website last week.  However, I don't have an World subscription, so I cannot access these records from home.

This database piqued my interest, because I found an index record several years ago stating that my wife's third great-grandmother, Jane (Haslam) Morley (1780-1834), and her illegitimate daughters, Rachel and Leah, had been removed to Blackburn from Little Bolton in Lancashire in the 1830 time period.

I went to the San Diego FamilySearch Library on Saturday for the SDGS RootsMagic user group, but I had the presence of mind to go early and take my flash drive in case I found something like the Lancashire records on

I entered Jane Morley's name, and then Rachel Morley's name, and found three records in the right place and time frame. allowed me to Save this record to my Email, so I did so with all three records, and also the record summaries.  I put in my email address, clicked on Save, and waited.  And waited.  I checked my Gmail several times during the RootsMagic class, and they weren't there.  Drat.  Why?  So after the RootsMagic class, I went back to the computer, found the records, and saved them to my flash drive.  That worked well.

This morning, I was checking my Spam email folder, and there the notice from was, dated 23 May!  Here is the email:

I clicked on the link to "View your discoveries" and saw the list of three items:

I can Download each of these by clicking on the orange "Download image" button.

Here is the first record on the list, downloaded and saved and snipped:

The Record Summary can be seen with the "Printer friendly" link:

The above record summary provides me with the source citation information that I need for this record.

All in all, this was a productive visit considering it took about 10 minutes to find and email these records that I've waited five years to obtain.

I still need more records for these persons - there may be poorhouse or workhouse records, bastardy records, and perhaps more in the Bolton-le-Moor church records or civil records.  A visit to Bolton and the Lancashire record offices are on my to-do list and has been for several years.

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