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"Todmorden" 4 books on Todmorden
by John Travis

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produced by Yorkshire CD books ©

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For sample pages, please see the links to the Acrobat (pdf) files given below.

The data in this downloadable pdf is computer searchable.

(1) Notes (historical & biographical)
of the Todmorden District(1896)

(2) Round about Todmorden(1890)

(3) Todmorden notes and reminiscences(1905)

(4) Walsden families in Olden Times(1903)

The data in this pdf file is fully machine searchable.

The books on this CDrom will be of interest to anyone researching their ancestors in the upper Calderdale and Todmorden area.

Navigation of these books on the CD rom is enhanced by the use of "Active Links" on the index and contents pages, and all the books are machine searchable.

"Notes of the Todmorden District" has some 400 pages containing well over 200 biographical and historical notes of people and happenings etc. in the Todmorden area.

"Round and about Todmorden" is a booklet of 32 pages and is a topographical guide with historical and general information included.

"Notes and Reminiscences" contains 124 pages and describes such diverse things as St. Mary's church, feuds, tea parties, and families and individuals. "Walsden families in Olden times" gives descents and other "interesting memorials" for 21 Walsden families (64 pages).

A short review of the CD rom by Sally Hinchliffe:

John Travis's words give an insight into 19th Century Todmorden and provide the modern day reader with a glimpse of Todmorden past.
The books are rich in anecdotes about local characters and dignitaries, buildings and places which both genealogists and social historians will find irresistible. In many cases Travis gives details of families going back generations.
Anyone with even the slightest interest in Todmorden and the surrounding areas should buy this CD - it's invaluable!

And some comments by Linda Briggs:

I received my CD safe and sound as you promised and am delighted with it.
The quality is excellent and the search and find mechanism is superb. I would recommend this CD to anyone interested, not only in Todmorden and Walsden, but in any of the rural emerging cotton towns. For anyone with a passing interest in the area it is a must, and for anyone with whole families in this area it a very big must.

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