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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. kenyan BMD records

    hi i have a relative who died in kenya in 1944 (not world war 2 related) is there any way of getting a death cert for him thanks tony ps happy new year everyone

    Started by platty3‎, 31-12-2010 3:47 PM
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  2. Bingham and Race

    Looking for family in U.K of my great grandfather, Herbert Bingham and great grandmother Emily Amelia Race. They came to Australia on the steamer, Port Victor in 1886. Herbert was 22 and Emily was 16 years old. They married in Sydney in 1887.

    Started by MarkB‎, 26-12-2010 2:54 PM
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  3. Legal Age of Marriage in 1838

    Can someone tell me please at what age males and females could legally marry with parental consent in 1838? I have a found a marriage certificate for an ancestor or mine (Elizabeth Hinton) who was married in 1838. As she was born in 1826 this would have namde her 14 years of age and her groom 18...

    Started by robsnicta‎, 30-12-2010 7:23 PM
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  4. shipwreck - Barbuda

    My ancestor, John Campbell,a Master Mariner was shipwrecked aboard his ship "The Duke" on the night of 1st January 1867 on the coast of Barbuda West Indies. All the crew survived the wreck. His name last appears in the 1869 Master Mariners Lloyd's List. The 1871 UK Census lists him in Liverpool...

    Started by clancam‎, 29-12-2010 4:25 AM
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  5. KNOTO - SAVILLE family, Worcester and ?

    Can anyone help with information about the ancestors and/or family of my friend Mary L.H. Knoto, now living in Australia, b. Nov 1937 Worcester, d/o Mary P. Saville and Edward Knoto (m. 1933 Poole District) . Not much to go on, I know .... but any info would be enthusiastically received. ...

    Started by whitey2‎, 29-12-2010 9:29 PM
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  6. Jane Rosa Mary Carter born 1898

    I know that I have created a few threads asking for help lately but could do with some more help now: Jane Rosa Mary Carter (born 1898 in Gravesend, freebmd has her transcribed as Ione Rosa M Carter) appears on the 1911 census at 8 Cambridge Road, Anerley, Croydon, Surrey and is living with her...

    Started by RobinC‎, 28-12-2010 10:07 PM
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  7. Northumberland Central

    I have a death record for one of my ancesters from 1975, the registration district is Northumberland central. Which parts or area of Northumberland does this cover?

    Started by robsnicta‎, 28-12-2010 4:04 PM
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  8. Edith Henshaw

    Hi all, Just trying to help a friend out who is a little stuck. He has found a marriage between Robert Bennett and Edith Henshaw in Manchester Catherdral on 5th May 1839 which he thinks is a good chance of being the right family but is struggling to find parents for Edith b. approx 1820. He is...

    Started by Ruffio‎, 16-12-2010 8:27 PM
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  9. marriage of John Harden approx 1830

    Hello all, Having trouble finding the marriage of John Harden to a Frances in approx 1830 probably in Lincolnshire. Any help much appreciated. Kate

    Started by Ruffio‎, 23-12-2010 12:19 PM
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    23-12-2010, 3:55 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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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    22-12-2010, 5:24 AM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. 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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