In January 2006 I started watching the very interesting programm on BBC2 'Who do you thing you are ?', on tracing your family and looking into your family history.

Well I have been thinking about doing the family tree for a while and got hooked . It does help when you have people at work who are doing the same thing, where you can ask and exchange information. My helper is Cindy Knight from Brown Edge, Staffordshire, who has already done a vast amount of work on her family tree.

I started to look further into my past, but where do you start... The internet for a start, so began the trail. I thought it might be a good idea to record my experiences and publish the web site. Early days.......


I found some useful information on

Staffordshire BMD


1851 to 1901


The beginning........

My name is Nigel Thomas Bowers, Born in Burslem Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

I have been very lucky, in that my mother Mary Olive Bowers, nee Hill kept a fair bit of family history from the Hill side, relating to the period 1900 to 1920. This included birth certificates, mariage certificates and memorial cards from funerals. Very interesting, but a bit limited as research material.

Where to go Next..



Please contact me if you can help with:

Bowers Family - Tunstall, Biddulph, Congleton

Hill Family- Harriseahead, Ball Green, Biddulph

Rogers Family - Biddulph Moor, Horton, Northwich

Clee Family - Burnley

Pictures are from stock and do not relate to the family

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