You may have noted that our name was changed. The committee decided that it better represented the interest of the participants. The new name represents more of a genealogical intent and helps to separate our reunions from more local area family reunions. We would also like to build the success we had recruiting Woodworths from our Canadian neighbors.
During the last reunion we had a discussion concerning a Will of Henry Woodworth. This will was from an area in England different from the area traditionally associated the Walter Woodworth's parentage. The Henry Woodworth Will came from the northwestern part of England, just south of Scotland. Since some Woodworth DNA findings also seem to point in that area I contacted a genealogist who works on records from Lancashire, Manchester and the towns in the northwestern section of England. I know Manchester has extensive local records of early residents.
Are we interested as a group to hire this professional genealogist to help us find additional information about the origins of Walter Woodworth. She charges at a rate of £40 or $68 US per hour. Are we interested in pursuing this as a group? Please email Diane with your comments! When our Comment Box is working, we will start using it for this and other discussion.