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Forum: General Family History Queries

Although it is best to use specific forums for various topics, this one is for general topics that don't otherwise have a home.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Important message for all forum members

    People who research family history are very generous with their time and help, especially towards those new to research. This is great because it shows what a friendly bunch we all are. However, there are certain things which are not allowed and this includes breaching copyright or licence - At...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 24-01-2009 11:19 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: General Family History

    Hello folks. This is just a reminder that this forum exists. As well as general questions on family and local history; it's as good a board to use as any if you've 'lost' someone, somewhere and want to begin tracking them. I'm sure that you know the sort of thing I mean, an ancestor was...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 23-08-2005 10:37 PM
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  1. 11 year old head of household in 1881?

    I have come across a 2nd cousin 5 times removed who was called Clara Jane Bridge (born 1869 in Ely, Cambs). I have found her in 1871 with her parents Benjamin & Lydia: Class: RG10; Piece: 1516; Folio: 32; Page: 4 In 1881, apparently living alone: Class: RG11; Piece: 1591; Folio: 34

    Started by RobinC‎, 26-12-2010 12:56 PM
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  2. The mystery of Mary Doble/Doubell birth

    I have a Mary Doble in my family who I have been unable to find her parents or when she was born. We have found Mary Doble in the 1881 census. In the 1881 RG11/2386, folio 150, p 14 (Lower Marshwood, Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset) (Loud, dairy) DOBLE, Mary, 19, unmarried, dairy maid, birth...

    Started by tnorbury‎, 23-11-2010 12:25 PM
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  3. Post office directories

    What is the best way to find who you're looking for?

    Started by RobinC‎, 26-12-2010 6:25 PM
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  4. Eric Kitchen and Marjorie Wilson.

    Hi people, hope your all having a great Chirstams, Looking for a little more help please; I am looking for any information on Eric Kitchen born Sept quarter 1926 in Patrington, Yorkshire. Mothers maiden name as Walker. and Marjorie Wilson born 11 Oct 1923 in Withernsea, Yorkshire and Died 18...

    Started by andysmale‎, 25-12-2010 4:30 PM
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  5. Which do you consider the best Genealogy site

    Hi everyone, I am new to all this, and people here have been very friendly, and most helpful. I am interested in subscribing to one of the sites, but don't know which one is best, as there are several that constantly appear in searches! The majority of my relatives are British based, although one...

    Started by alfiemouse‎, 23-12-2010 4:47 PM
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  6. Thomas Woodcock and Hannah Taylor

    I'm not quite sure where to post this, but here goes! According to Beta search: Thomas Woodcock married Hannah Taylor at Mirfield Yorks, on 27 Nov 1843. Fathers: Samuel Woodcock and Willian Taylor (correct fathers). Source film 1542070 However, there are also entries for Thomas and Hannah...

    Started by smot‎, 19-12-2010 1:12 PM
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  7. Thomas Edward Lethbridge b1899 Chelsea

    Parents: Albert Robert William Lethbridge & Louisa Jane McGratten. I have the birth entry for Thomas Dec qtr 1899. Not the exact date. I have him in the 1911 census age 11 Looks like he married Alice M Johnson in Jun qtr 1921. Orsett. How do I find there children (possibly still living)...

    Started by Richard1955‎, 23-12-2010 9:10 AM
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  8. TAYLOR and WILLETTS families, Stourbridge

    Any help in tracing members of these families would be most welcome. I have my g g grandfather, Reuben Taylor, and his wife Emily Lizzie Louise Taylor, and through the various censuses, have traced many of his children, but some are still missing! I know from my mother that there was a son called...

    Started by alfiemouse‎, 19-12-2010 4:28 PM
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  9. Information re old Assizes

    I guess I've just achieved "full status" in family history circles by identifying the relative who has been transported, to Van Diemen's Land, but I want to verify and find out more, so ...... How can I access information about the trial at Kent Assizes in 1841? Is this available anywhere? ...

    Started by ianrichardson‎, 19-12-2010 7:54 PM
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  10. Annie Stuart or Annie M. Cox?

    Annie Stuart b 5 Aug 1875, Offington, Broadwater, East Preston, Sussex . I have her on the 1881 RG11/1115/8/7 census with parents Joseph and Anne Stuart with sisters Eda R 1871, Mabel M 1877, Alice C. 1878, and brother Albert H 1881. On the 1891 RG 12/1131/45/2 census, at age 16, she is a...

    Started by v.wells‎, 17-02-2010 8:32 PM
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  11. manchester or salford area 1841

    im looking for a James hayes i have no information at all about him other than he reported an ancestors death in 1839 in Lombard st deansgate manchester i have looked but i could not find him ,,but im not really experienced with this,, i think if he reported the death he lived local ??,, and...

    Started by plumbercarl‎, 26-11-2009 9:10 AM
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  12. Coomer family from 1881 onwards?

    My 3 x great grandfather, Joseph Giles had a daughter (Ellen Giles) born in 1854 in Lambeth. Ellen married Edgar Coomer in 1874 and the couple had 3 children (Elizabeth 1875, Ellen 1876 & Edgar 1879) by the 1881 census. RG11; Piece: 872; Folio: 86; Page: 4 The family appears to disappear after...

    Started by RobinC‎, 20-12-2010 10:58 PM
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  13. McCarthy family, Salford in Manchester.

    I have had tremendous help on here with my mother's family, and would love some help with my father's side. My father was Dennis McCarthy, born 7th May 1925, in Manchester, possibly Salford. I know he had many brothers and sisters. His father was called James. Dad had brothers two of whom I can...

    Started by alfiemouse‎, 19-12-2010 10:59 PM
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  14. Mary Ann Hill born Jun 1896 Barnstaple, Devon

    Sorry need a little more help, I am stuck on my grandmother, the only details i know are; Mary Ann Hill born Jun 1896 in Barnstaple, Devon and died in 1953 in Birmingham, She was married to Archiblad Smale born 29 Sept 1891 in Yarnscombe and died in April 1985 in Barnstaple, Devon and they was...

    Started by andysmale‎, 18-12-2010 1:26 PM
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  15. Smale

    Hi, I am trying to find any relations to my late father Archibald William Smale, born 17th April 1916 in Barnstaple, Devon and died 26th March 1989 in Basingstoke, Hampshire. His father was Archibald Smale, born 1891 in Yarnscombe, Devon and died 1985 in Barnstaple, Devon and his mother was Mary...

    Started by andysmale‎, 13-12-2010 7:56 PM
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  16. Cooper Family Censuses

    On the 1881 census I have the following family, I am trying to find them on the 1871 census, 1891 and 1901 cenuses also. Isaac was 89 on the 1881 census so he may not be around for the 1891 census. Can anyone help perhaps locate the 2 girls on earlier censuses, I am also trying to establish were...

    Started by ewan‎, 16-12-2010 9:06 PM
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  17. Smile Where else can I look ?

    Hello I'm sure the answer to this question is probably quite obviously that there is no where else to look, but I thought I would ask the experts. I have obtained copies of my GGG Grandmother's Birth and Marriage certificates - both have no father listed. Is there anywhere else I can look to...

    Started by HeidiR‎, 16-12-2010 6:48 PM
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  18. William James Guy

    Hi Everyone I am looking for more information on my mothers step-brother William James Guy born 22 Sept 1895 in Bristol. He appears to have gone out to the USA in 1914 possibly to emigrate but must have returned later that year to join up (WW1). He marries a Dorothy Morgans on 15 Dec 1914 in...

    Started by Elma‎, 03-01-2010 9:07 AM
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  19. Coningsby, Lincolnshire

    Dear Forum, Anyone on this list living near or in the village of Coningsby? I am trying to get burial information from the cemetery in Coningsby. Perhaps someone can provide me with the name of the local church where I may be able to write or e-mail. Here is an extract from an e-mail I sent to...

    Started by Donald‎, 16-12-2010 7:14 PM
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  20. Frederick James Starr

    Hi Everyone My Frederick James Starr was born in Bristol around 1871. I know little about him except he was a gramaphone dealer and resided in Horfield Bristol around 1935. He married my grandmother's sister and they must have found love late in life as she was aged 63 and it was her first...

    Started by Elma‎, 02-10-2009 5:01 PM
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