The Carter Library at Fairlynch Museum

The Carter Library at Fairlynch Museum

By: Michael Downes
Added: 08 May 2012

We still need more stewards, but it's good to report that the number of vacant posts on the Museum's General Committee is falling.

Now the Library is to benefit from having its own researcher who has just joined the Fairlynch team.

Ron Dobrée, pictured above, moved back recently from the Reading area with his wife Val to live in Knowle. From an accounting background with his own practice, he spent his early years near Bampton and is pleased to be back in the West Country. The couple have two daughters and four grand-children.

Ron is taking up the post of Researcher in the Carter Library, having had previous experience with an indexing project for the Berkshire Record Office http://www.berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk/ and more recently in transcribing parish records for a joint project between the Berkshire Record Office  and the Berkshire Family History Society http://www.berksfhs.org.uk/cms/

He has also had 20 years' experience of researching his own family genealogy and is a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies http://www.one-name.org/

Appointments to use the Carter Library can be made by direct contact with Ron via email (please quote Fairlynch in the subject line) at dobree@globalnet.co.uk

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