From Australia, Leeds and Lincoln, the family Farmery discover their roots...
Researching family history has become a fashionable hobby in recent years.
But one family has taken the search to find distance relatives even further – by hosting an annual conference for anyone with connections to their surname.
This week, 16 people from the Farmery family gathered in a village near Lincoln.
Guests came from across the country to attend the meeting, which featured speakers discussing the findings of DNA research.
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One Australian man even took a break from a holiday in Switzerland to attend the Bracebridge Heath event on Saturday, September 28.
The name, according to organisers of the day, was originally used for a person who was "a dweller near, or worker at, the infirmary".
And historical research has shown it has traditionally seen a concentration in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and East Riding of Yorkshire.
This is despite many infirmaries being part of monasteries, which were found in many places across the whole country.
Alan Moorhouse, co-ordinator of the event at Bracebridge Heath Village Hall, travelled from Stroud in Gloucestershire.
He said: "For years I have done all my family tree – I knew that I had a Lincolnshire side and found my great grandmother was a Farmery.
"I thought it was interesting and wrote it down in case it was useful somewhere, and from there I did more research and started a one-name study.
"I just chose it because Farmery was unusual and it's fairly uncommon.
"Running the event is a bit selfish in some ways because I want to find out about cousins that I don't know about but it's also about bringing other people together.
"You could say it's a bit obsessive, but I get a lot of satisfaction when people come for the first time and they meet others with the same surname and see how they might be connected."
A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to looking at the ancestors of one particular person.
Meet the Farmery's...
Name: Richard Farmery, 54
"I think it's just interesting to know where you come from, and it's all local history too, whether it's your family or not.
"If it isn't passed on it dies forever.
"When you start talking to other people, somebody finds something, some detail, and it starts to all get co-ordinated together – you find the links.
"I found an article about my great, great grandfather from the Lincolnshire Echo in 1908, which had been re-printed in 1958.
"He was a farmer who had 23 children and at the Lincolnshire Show, in Sleaford, he was given £4 for having the greatest number of people that were brought up without state help.
"They recognised the fact he never asked for anything.
"He had 11 children with his first wife and 12 with his second.
"It's remarkable, because they would not have lived in a mansion, it would be a farm cottage.
"He gave the £4 to his wife so she could buy a sewing machine.
"A lot of people would have spent it on beer, so he was clearly very family orientated."
Name: Amanda Bishell, 35
"I've been meaning to come for years because my grandma is a Farmery and it's quite an unusual name – it's not as common as a Smith or a Jones.
"To be able to use the resources that Alan and the others have has helped with my own research and helps to piece it together.
"I've found out that I may be related to a group from Goxhill in North Lincolnshire."
Name: Russell Rolls, 68
From: Melbourne, Australia
"I've come over to the UK just for this event from a holiday in Switzerland.
"I'm interested because my great grandmother Fanny was from the Farmery family, and was born in Waltham, in North East Lincolnshire.
"She married a man whose name was John Wilson in 1963 and in 1868 she emigrated to Australia, so we suspect she must have been the only Farmery that went to the country, certainly in those years.
"My grandfather was John and Fanny's youngest child and was born in Australia in 1880.
"There are others in Australia now who must be related but in terms of people called Farmery, she was the only one.
"I lived in the south of the country between 1969 and 1973, but I knew nothing about where the family originated from until recently, thanks to the power of the internet.
"I found the name Farmery because one of my mother's cousins put it as one of their middle names."
Names: Malcolm Farmery, 64, and Veronica Farmery, 64
Mr Farmery: "My father always thought we were Yorkshire people and I don't think he knew we had Lincolnshire roots.
"But we quite like the Lincolnshire connection."
Mrs Farmery: "We've been able to trace our family back to about 1700 when they lived in Walesby.
"It's surprising how many Farmerys came from the area, and not just people in the UK – we've found people in Canada, New Zealand and from Africa.
"It's not that easy to go to Canada now, so to think they went there in the 1850s is quite amazing."
Names: Margaret Jesney, 77, William Warwick, 79, Florence Betts, 66, Sharon Fox, 44
From: Spalding, Scotton, Scunthorpe and Branston
Mr Warwick said: "Our family originates in Scotter.
"It's the first one of the these meetings we've come to – it was just out of curiosity.
"I didn't realise before today how many people came from the same area – it's mainly the east of England.
"One interesting thing for me that we've found out is the chancellor of the diocese was a Farmery as well.
"He died in the 1600s and we come from that side."
Mrs Jesney said: "It's very interesting to find out about where you come from, and it was interesting to see that there is a link to the Louth area because I worked on the land there.
"The Farmery connection comes from my mother's side."
Name: Stephen Littlechild, 70
From: Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire
"I'm very interested in my family's past and I've researched my mother's family as well as my father's.
"I've come to the event because my great grandmother was called Ellen Farmery, and she was from Market Rasen."