Welcome to the WardAndRelateD website
I will be adding all
MY OWN research into the WARD surname.
All my research has
been done in ROTHERHAM, South Yorkshire, UK
Christenings / Marriages / Deaths & Burials / Census / Family Lines
How often have you
tried to find your family links and got nowhere, like me.
the internet and not getting very far, I created this website so that
anyone doing research into the surname WARD might offer their
information for entering onto our message board in the hope that people
come forward who are researching the same family line.
I started doing
our family history after finding this old photograph hidden behind
another, and not knowing who it was.
asking family, It turned out to be my father's sister, Harriet WARD and
her husband George CARDWELL who married in Rotherham and moved to
prompted me to find out more, so not knowing when the married or moved
to Australia, I decided to try the internet.
- I tried
several search engines until I found a type of phone directory that gave
names, addresses and phone numbers.
- From this,
I made a note of addresses and decided to write to as many Cardwell's as
I could find.
- I had a
reply from Eunice Cardwell who lives in Wangaratta, Australia who said
she was not from my family line, but would get in touch if she found
anything with a possible link.
- A few weeks
passed when a letter arrived from Eunice saying she thinks she found a
relation to my Cardwell line, being Barbara Smith, supplying her
- I wrote to
Barbara who turned out to be a grand daughter of Harriet and George.
exchanging several letters, I found I had over 100 relations in
Australia that I never knew about.
- Well, you
can imagine, I now had the 'bug' and family research became a routine
part of our lives.