Family History Journey

Angela Fortnum Author Interview

Pages and Leaflets of North Oxfordshire: My Lineage Pre 1700-1959 tells your family’s history for eight generations. Why was this an important book for you write?

To be able to share my lineage with others and for all the research not to go to waste. To provide a guide to people starting out on their family history journey.

What was the research process like for this book?

Fairly straightforward. I split the research into sections: lineage and children (from records held in the public library and family knowledge) which was placed into a family tree. Copy Wills (from various websites) Church history( from various websites) and miscellaneous information about the villages. The information was then merged, as applicable.

What was one thing you learned while researching your family that had the greatest impact on you?

How poor the family was and the number of generations it took for them to truly better themselves.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your family’s story?

Every family has a different story to tell and so, peoples’ roots can be diverse.

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Every family has a story. And for Angela Fortnum, her maternal family story would begin eight generations before her and reach back to the turn of the eighteenth century in England—and it is a story that she will tell and continue today.
In Pages and Leaflets of North Oxfordshire, author Angela Fortnum shares a well-researched family history of her maternal grandfathers, offering a compelling window into the life and times of her ancestors. This history chronicles the Page family’s shift from agricultural and labourer life to self-employment and small holding, and it also lists the changes in the family’s religious beliefs over time. Angela includes as well a discussion of the richness and diversity of the church and chapel buildings that were linked in some way to her family, each of which tells a story of their own.
In the end, the story of the Page family lives on today, as Pages and Leaflets of North Oxfordshire stands as a legacy to Angela and her mother’s family and the great changes they experienced over the centuries.

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