LEVERTON family branch

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The LEVERTON family of Nottinghamshire originates from the North and South Leverton villages near East Retford. There are many early references to the LEVERTON name around the Newark area, but all the surviving branches of the family can be traced back to ROBERT LEVERTON who was buried at Weston in 1579. In the early 17th century a branch of the fa...
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METCALFE family branch

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A brief history of the Metcalfe clan  The following account of the history of the Metcalfe clan has been put together from various sources. Unfortunately the story varies slightly according to the teller or recorder, but the main theme runs through all the accounts. The Metcalfe, Metcalf or Medcalfe clan originated in Dentdale. There were two ...
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Acknowledgements

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Genealogy is most effective and enjoyable when research is collaborative and information freely shared. I'm content with any credit due for my research on the most recent generations of my family tree but this is a small piece of the overall family tree jigsaw and without the tremendous efforts of the people openly acknowledged here, it would be a ...
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OGDON family branch

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Ogdens of Wirksworth, Derbyshire ​Oakden, Oakenden, Hogden, Ogden, Ogdon. The Surname variations are mainly because Church Clerics tended to write the name down as they heard it spoken to them. Also many people were illiterate and couldn't write their name properly. Oakden is probably the correct name and is of SAXON origin. Most scholars agree tha...
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New Zealand

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Walter Metcalfe Emigrated to New Zealand on 22 October 1902, aged 17 years. Departed from London, England and arrived at Wellington, New Zealand stopping at Cape Town, South Africa on route. Also stopped at Hobart, Tasmania. Voyage took 68 days. Sailed on the R.M.S. Gothic of the Shaw Savill & Albion Co Limited steamship line, registered office...
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Argentina

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Edgar Louis Ogdon, Ada Ogdon (nee Bryan), Guy Robert Ogdon, Donald Ogdon and Charles Ian Ogdon Emigrated to Argentina on 20 February 1913, aged 21 years with wife Ada, aged 18 years. Departed from Dover, England and arrived at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Voyage took 28 days. Sailed on the S.S. Highland Corrie of the Nelson line, under Master P M Jacob...
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Reunion

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#1 Genealogy software for the Mac I started creating my family tree using Reunion 7 for Mac and over the years have upgraded through the versions to Reunion 9. I reckon it's the best family tree software available! What is Reunion? Reunion is a genealogy software program, a "family tree program", for the Macintosh. Reunion received the highest rati...
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The Metcalfe Society

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The Genealogy website for Metcalfes The Metcalfe Society is the only society to join if you are interested in Metcalfe Family History research.  Founded in 1980, The Metcalfe Society today stands in the forefront of the world of Genealogy as one of the largest and most respected one-name study groups, with almost 1,500 members past and present...
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Genuki.co.uk

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UK and Ireland Genealogy Useful guide for anyone interested in UK and Ireland genealogy. Well worth a look. The aim of GENUKI is to serve as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is a noncommercial service, provided by an ever-growing group of volunteers in cooperation ...
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Wirksworth Parish Records

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​Wirksworth - A Millennium One-Place-Study website The Wirksworth Parish Records website is an absolutely fabulous research tool for anyone who has ancestors that lived in Wirksworth. I've found it invaluable for researching the Ogdon's family history. All credit to John Palmer of Poole, Dorset who has spent many years creating the website. The Gen...
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Ancestry.co.uk

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What's the history of my surname? Ancestry.co.uk really is an excellent website. I have a monthly subscription (currently £9.95) and I have used the site for searching all the census returns from 1841 to 1901. Well worth a look. I have imported my family tree to Ancestry using the GEDCOM file available from this website so that others may cross ref...
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Genesreunited.co.uk

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The UK's no. 1 family history site with 9 million members Genesreunited.co.uk is another really useful website. I have an annual subscription (currently £9.95) and the most useful feature of the site is the hot match facility that cross references names in your family tree with the 70 million registered names on the site. Again hopefully I might be...
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Ogdon, Lane & Letherland research continues

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​It's been a busy few weeks since I last updated my website and there's plenty more to see now... I have now cross checked all of Tom Ogdon's research into the descendants of Francis Oaketon against the Wirksworth Parish Records between 1608 and 1899, corrected entries where appropriate and added further information where available. Added all of th...
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Family tree updated

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More updates for the Metcalfe side of the family tree, in particular descendants of Alfred Metcalfe (my Great Uncle). I have also made contact with a couple more cousins, both descendants of Alfred Metcalfe. Updated Family History, Register and Descendant Reports for the Metcalfe family. Family History and Register reports are now also available to...
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1000th person added to family tree

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This month I added the 1000th person to my Family Tree, a milestone I never ever envisaged when I started work on the Tree back in 2004. More information added for the recent Metcalfe's and also the Brooks families. A new General Collection has been added for those miscellaneous photos that I acquire through family contacts and also genesreunited. ...
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Metcalfes traced back to 17th century

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I have now managed to trace the Metcalfe Family back to the 17th Century through the Census Returns for 1901 to 1841 and also before 1803 from a connection found in the Metcalfe Society book titled "History of the Clan" . My next task will be to research the various brothers and sisters through the Census Returns, thus filling out more detail in th...
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