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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. Family History Research General Practice

    I'm just after a bit of guidance, Do peaple researching their family tree just stick to their direct blood line and ignore any siblings life events and birth of offspring? Or do you research and record the births & deaths of siblings but ignore anything else? I have heard that if you don't...

    Started by robsnicta‎, 07-12-2010 2:27 PM
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  2. Ellen Macklin or Ellen Power 1916 onwards

    Ellen Macklin, nee Power, from Boreenatra, Dungarvan, Co Waterford was widowed when her soldier husband Richard Macklin died in France during WW1(1916). Her son Richard Jr was born in Dungarvan late in 1916. It is believed that Ellen emigrated to England with her child, soon after his birth, and...

    Started by Noelieboy‎, 06-12-2010 8:02 PM
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  3. Research for the Watson and Doyle family.

    Hi Folks I am trying to find the parents of a William Doyle b 1815 in Kilkenny Ireland. William married a Mary nee Walsh I believe. in St Mary Cathedral, Kilkenny in Jan 1840. They must have moved to England as they showed up on the 1861 Census living in Darlington County Durham with their two...

    Started by WATTO‎, 07-12-2010 7:47 PM
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  4. Gruwitch?

    On freebmd there is a birth registration of an Alice Emily Gruwitch, this birth was registered in Portsea registration district June 1858. I have never seen this surname before, hoping to find this person on the 1861 census, there were no individuals with that surname that come up. Can anyone...

    Started by ewan‎, 14-10-2010 5:33 PM
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  5. Moved: How can you find divorce records?

    Started by Iain‎, 07-12-2010 7:38 PM
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  6. What does this mean?

    :flowers:Hello old friends and welcome new ones. I've found a marriage entry for 1795 at St Dunstans Stepney. The groom has the letters S D in brackets under his name, under the brides name there's written, both M E O T. Can anyone tell me what these letters mean? thanks Kate

    Started by kentish kate‎, 04-12-2010 8:35 PM
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  7. New York Passenger Lists

    Hi Is it possible for anyone to check the New York Passenger Lists and confirm what they make out a name to be. It is not what I was expecting. New York Passenger Lists. Arrival New York on 16 June 1907 aboard The Eturia (left Liverpool) James Clements and his family James was born in 1875...

    Started by Elma‎, 04-12-2010 8:35 AM
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    05-12-2010, 5:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Lawrence Hurst B. Sept. 13, 1852 in England

    I'm researching Lawrence Hurst born Sept. 13, 1852 somewhere in England, his father's name was John and his mother's name was Mary. According to the 1901 Canada Census he came to Canada in 1878, and on Feb. 2, 1880 he married Martha Euretta Embury in Madoc, Hastings, Ontario. He was a widower...

    Started by kpost‎, 03-12-2010 2:10 AM
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  9. MIDDLE NAMES SHOULD BE BANNED!

    Time to ask the experts for help! I have a definate case of "Free BMD" burnout. This family is a fairly far flung twig on my tree so therefore the purchase of certificates is not really affordable but it has presented me with a situation I can not solve. Starting with the family of William...

    Started by Dargie‎, 30-11-2010 5:40 AM
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  10. Find My Past

    Don't know if this has been posted anywhere else, but FMP has now got an improved search facility for marriage certificates. You can now search wife and husband together. Tested it with a name I already know to be a marriage and first impressions are favourable. Once again as with the births...

    Started by raineshoe‎, 02-12-2010 3:34 PM
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  11. Death Certificate Informants

    I have a death certificate of a relative who died in Hospital in 1962. The description of the registrar's informant is ", Occupier, Erith & District Hospital, Erith". Does that mean that the "Occupier" was someone at the Hospital - an adminstrator perhaps? - rather than an occupier of the deceased...

    Started by ianrichardson‎, 27-11-2010 2:31 PM
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  12. Wot? No parents at baptism?

    Not sure if this person is one of my family members but I've noticed: Baptism: Edith Moller November 20th 1888 in parish of St Philips, Clerkenwell, London. She the only one on this spread whose parents are not listed. Anybody care to haphazard a guess as to why this was so? Is this unusual?...

    Started by British Viking‎, 01-12-2010 1:08 AM
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  13. Why two surnames on a marriage

    I understand why this happens and the person is female.. a previous marriage... but what about when the person is male. I wondered if it showed that he had been adopted.. can anyone confirm this or suggest some other reason... Thanks Sue

    Started by SBSFamilyhistory‎, 01-12-2010 11:37 AM
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  14. difficulty searching

    I have the surname 'CAME' in my family tree. How do I search for this name without dragging up everything which is the past participle of 'COME'. Likewise I have other names like 'MOULD' and 'WOOD' and 'FLOWER'. Joe ........ still learning at 83+

    Started by joboy‎, 29-11-2010 7:38 AM
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  15. Help reading this name

    According to records Alfred SEAMAN was born in Arminghall in 1806. This is the closest match and is an 1806 baptism from Arminghall - but I can`t make out the first name - suggestions welcomed. Thanks Mitch

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 28-11-2010 4:51 PM
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  16. Catherine Rosina Connell

    My great grandmother was Catherine Rosina Connell. She was born on 11 Jan 1848 in Middlesex. She was the daughter of John Connell and Jane Setter who were both born in Ireland. I am just trying to sort this family out and wonder if I will ever get to go any futher with just Ireland to go on but...

    Started by Elma‎, 15-02-2010 10:47 PM
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  17. First names include ROBBINS; surname of TUSON

    I was looking for an Arthur TUSON born in Kent on FreeBMD and came across the following births: Dec 1854 William Henry Robbins Tuson June 1856 Mary Ann Robbins Tuson June 1857 Janet Robbins Tuson Sep 1858 Catherine Robbins Tuson Dec 1859 Vincent Robbins Tuson Sep 1861 Eliza...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 27-11-2010 3:56 AM
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  18. Its sooooooo annoying

    I have been trying to find the burial plot of my mothers baby sister, I have the place and date etc, seen it on L M A registers,but the Vicar at the Church where she is has left and they have a temporay person, who has tried to look but cant find anything, he seems to think LMA have all the records...

    Started by Patti44‎, 28-11-2010 2:04 PM
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    29-11-2010, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  19. Research re Clarkin (in New Zealand).

    My great-great grandfather was John Clarkin. He was married to Jane Down(e)y. He was a soldier. They had 2 children, Thomas (c.1838) and Susannah (c.1840). The children came to New Zealand as the step-children of Patrick and Ann Walsh. They left Cork on 4th July, 1847 and arrived in Auckland, New...

    Started by Kaycee‎, 29-11-2010 6:36 AM
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  20. Business contract archives?

    My great-grandfather ran a succesful corkmaking business in London roughly between the years 1898-1902 and two of his contracts were with the LCC (London County Council) and the Sarsons vinegar people. Does anybody know if either of them may have maintained archives of such contracts and how do...

    Started by British Viking‎, 28-11-2010 5:32 PM
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    28-11-2010, 10:18 PM Go to last post

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