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