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  Peter Greenhalgh Gedcom file

Peter Greenhalgh has produced his family history for all of you to access. His site contains 358 individuals and 82 unique surnames... From Aindow to Wroe, including of course 111 Greenhalgh family members. Click the Read More link below to find out a little more about Peter and to read his family History

To see the family tree click the following link Peter Greenhalgh Family History

Peter's Introduction

My first interest, and my first vision of the depth of the task was when my first child, Michael was born. I knew nothing of the Greenhalgh family so I put down mum’s family, of which I thought I knew more, and dad was not amused. I was told to put the Greenhalgh side, but what did I know?

A few days after mum’s funeral I went to visit Aunt Margaret and she mentioned a family tree she had been given by a cousin, Colin Greenhalgh.

I immediately jumped in, feet first, and asked for a photocopy of the tree. Armed with this and the first fruits of enthusiasm I went to Bury Reference Library looking to verify everything in an afternoon. Was I wrong! after a week I was nowhere near anything. I went to visit Colin Greenhalgh and after a few visits I managed to persuade him, with my enthusiasm, to give me copies of his information. I have more than repaid him with my own finds. This information was the basis of my passage into my past, warts and all. Having verified this information I set about more research. The following book is a progression of that research. I have spoken to many family members and the information given reflects this.

During my research I was struggling to find a James Greenhalgh circa 1750. The IGI didn’t help in this matter as I found that some Churches / Chapels were not included. This was my catalyst. I went into Bury Library and began extracting all the Greenhalgh births, deaths and marriages for Bury and the surrounding areas. I started this in 1994 and am still adding to it, especially the deaths. What monster have I spawned! This can be viewed on the web site. I also purchased the Census records for Lancashire and with the help on Ancestry.com my 19th Century records are nearly complete. This has taken me over 13 years to fill, but without the help of cousin Colin I would be nowhere as near as I am. Thank you Colin. I am also grateful for the help and assistance of Betty Greenhalgh from Newcastle, England and from Ria Hopkinson from Atherton, Australia (both Greenhalgh researchers). The information these two formidable ladies provided for me was a boon to a new starter for which I am grateful and why I try to publish my findings to enable others to benefit from my information as I benefited from others. This is a living book and will change with time and when more information comes to hand.