'Cotteridge ~ The Frances Road Families'

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Welcome! This website was created on 12 Apr 2008 and last updated on 01 May 2009.

There are 262 names in this family tree.The webmaster of this site is Nell. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.
About 'Cotteridge ~ The Frances Road Families'
Frances Road lies just left off the Pershore Road as you're heading from 'town' over
Breedon Hill towards the centre of Cotteridge.  Cotteridge itself is a small parish
within the district of Kings Norton in South Birmingham...  Some of the more long-
standing locals still know the main shopping area as 'The Cotteridge' just as the 
neighbouring district of Stirchley is known as 'The Village', therefore, if you lived 
in Frances Road, you would go 'up the Cotteridge' or 'down the Village'...    

When I was born, 'Frances Rd, Cotteridge' was in Warwickshire.  When Frances Road was
built at the turn of the 20th Century (by local builders - The Grant's and the 
Ferris's), it lay within the County of Worcestershire...  Now, it lies within the West 

Frances Road is a very ordinary road of some 131 terraced houses...  Some would even
say that it's an ugly road with uneven cracked paving slabs that vie for space 
alongside partially tarmac'd footpaths and an ugly galvanised gate blocking off the 
entrance/exit to Lifford Lane at the foot of the road.   Yes, Frances Road is not very 
pretty.  Trees that were planted when the street was in its youth have long since been 
removed, the only greenery being that of the occasional privet.  The congestion of 
parked cars is also another huge problem for those of us who have never had the 
pleasure or privilege of off-road parking.

To me and a handful of other families who still live in Frances Road however, it has
provided the hub of home life for us, our children, our parents, our grandparents and
in some cases, our great grandparents.  It is perhaps, a comfortable, safe link with
the past where long-lasting friendships formed in childhood still flourish. 

This website is purely a personal indulgence; an exploration of 'Who' moved here,
'Where' they came from, 'When' they came and 'Who' stayed... (although regarding the
latter statement, apart from myself, no living persons are named in the 'family trees' 

Please feel free to have a browse; if you recognise a family name, click on it, you 
might be surprised and please don't hesitate to contact me with any queries, 
corrections, additional info or missing links etc., this site is being constantly 

April 2008
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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