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From: "Jo Fox" <>
Subject: Re: It would be interest me to learn why.......
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 10:54:17 +0100
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Became interested when my (deceased) mother's brother died. Got a helping hand from Debrett's/Burke's for that side of the family as we are descended from Sir William FAIRBAIRN (I get a mention in the last Burke's that I saw ..... "& a dau." - what it is to be famous!). Essex connection is my father's side - COLLIS and had help there via a hand-written family tree extract held by my uncle. Unfortunately the full tree from which the extract came disappeared during clear our of a garage ages ago. Most COLLIS connections are now in Devon.

Anyone out there with COLLIS connections, please get in touch off list.

(PS Really useful when folks sign off with where they are from...)

Jo Fox
Bristol, England
----- Original Message -----
From: Keely Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: It would be interest me to learn why.......

Somewhat belatedly...
In 1982 my mother organised a surprise Golden Wedding party for her
parents, and a host of relatives on my grandfather's side that I had never
heard of came along. Trying to make sense of it all, I drew my first
family tree (I was 17), and have been hooked ever since!

Keely Taylor in Suffolk

At 17:21 26/08/02 +0800, Peter Cavill wrote:
>The listers became interested in, and took up genealogy-cum-family history.
>Pete Cavill


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