I have been researching my family tree since my paternal grandfather died in 1976. Whilst researching my mother's ancestry I started recording every instance of her maternal grandmother's name FARMERY and so my one-name study was born! I now record every instance of the name I find all over the world, and my database currently contains over 51,600 name events. I am constructing family trees for each family group and try to put distant cousins in touch!

My study covers the FARMERY surname and known variants such as FARMEARY, FARMEREY, FARMARY and FARMERIE, as well as instances of the name being used as a forename rather than surname.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

2012 annual Farmery gathering

Saturday September 22nd 2012 will see the twelth international Farmery gathering in the village hall at Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln (LN4 2LB).

Guests this year are already confirmed from Italy and Australia!
The first gathering was held on May 20th 2000, then every year from September 28th 2002.

•10.00am Registration and Coffee

•10.30am Welcome and Introductions (Alan Moorhouse)

•10.45am Castles in the Sky - Oral Evidence for Family History Research (Simon Powley)

•11.45am Open/workshop session

•12.30pm Lunch (at leisure)

•1.45pm Afternoon session commences

•2.00pm Interesting Characters of Lincolnshire (Lynda Hotchkiss)

•3.00pm Open/workshop session

•4.15pm Raffle, Tea

•4.30pm Close

Dr Simon Powley teaches Drama and English at a Lincolnshire secondary school; he is a former vice chair of Lincolnshire Family History Society and has been a historical consultant to North Kesteven District Council.

Lynda Hotchkiss used to be researcher in residence at Lincolnshire Archives and is now a freelance research consultant with G&LH Search and well known local speaker who returns once again to a Farmery gathering!

The raffle will be in aid of the Star Appeal at the National Star College in Cheltenham.

For those waniting to make a weekend of it there will be an informal gathering at The Premier Inn Canwick on Friday evening, a more formal dinner in Lincoln on Saturday evening and a visit on Sunday morning.

For more information please email me.