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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. Tarr mystery

    John Tarr born in Mansfield about 1783 married in Blandford Forum to Elizabeth Carter in 1808 My question is, it is about 230 miles why would he go there and how did he get there ? I cannot find any forces records ! Any Ideas Thanks Esh

    Started by eshersmith‎, 19-11-2010 5:39 PM
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  2. Tennant Farmers

    Some of my ancesters were tennant farmers. Does anyone know if there is a way to find when a farm tennancy began?

    Started by robsnicta‎, 12-12-2010 11:21 AM
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  3. Question What or where is Morker ?????

    Hi, Thanks to the ingenious people on the forum, I have now the record of births of my ancestors. They came from Ripon in Yorkshire in the 1790's, there were four children of William and Jane Lakeland, and their places of birth were given as: Howhill Morker (?) Bishop Thornton Bishop...

    Started by Brenda-Lakeland‎, 12-12-2010 9:14 PM
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    12-12-2010, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  4. Delay Issuing Death Certificate

    Hello, I've just received a death certificate for my 3xgreat grandfather (William Pollington) who died on 6th January 1843. I can't read the place of death 'Parish of something' but the registration district was Westhampnett in the sub-district of Boxgrove in Sussex and I know that he, his wife...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 11-12-2010 10:26 AM
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  5. "Chain of Office" Edward Gaffney C1880

    This is some type of "chain of office," for Mayor, trade union etc. anyone know what the "Official Chain" is for?

    Started by alanjw‎, 11-12-2010 1:45 PM
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    12-12-2010, 8:52 AM Go to last post
  6. Arthur TUSON, b circa 1857 - Kent (I think)

    I have trying for the past couple of days to find Arthur Tuson in the 1861 and 1871 census (using Findnypast). I've tried all the variations on spelling the surname without success. I cannot find his birth anywhere either. BUT according to the 1901 and 1911 census records that I have for him his...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 12-12-2010 12:28 AM
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  7. The mystery of the two Clara A Somners

    I have been going over my family tree and have been looking at the Lyons family and who they married, e.t.c. My great great grandmother on my grandmother's side of the family was called Matilda Alice Lyons and she had a sister called Sarah Ann, who married Arthur Ash in 1889. They then had a...

    Started by RobinC‎, 12-12-2010 12:53 AM
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    12-12-2010, 1:47 AM Go to last post
  8. Griffiths, Egham Surrey 1900

    My great-grandfather William George Griffiths lived at 38, Hythe Rd., Egham, Surrey when the 1901 census was taken. With his second wife Eliza (nee Rowe) William reared six (or more) children. William was the eldest, and his five sisters were Maud, Florence, Nellie, Grace and Dorothy, all born...

    Started by Noelieboy‎, 06-12-2010 7:56 PM
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    11-12-2010, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  9. The 1911 England census summary books

    I have just been looking on the Ancestry website at the censuses (1841 - 1901) and have just noticed that Ancestry have introduced the 1911 census summary books. Has anyone used this database and if so, can you provide any tips?

    Started by RobinC‎, 11-12-2010 5:53 PM
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    11-12-2010, 6:06 PM Go to last post
  10. living on a ship,

    hello, i wonderd if someone could find some information on a ship or maybe its a boat, my ancesters married 31st october 1841 at the time the street address was hms ocean, on the isle of sheppy bluetown occupation of the grt grt grandfather was seaman john dorgan i have googled hms ocean but...

    Started by DELILAH‎, 07-12-2010 9:12 PM
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  11. Will Question

    I have taken out the names and value of the money to protect anyone living. Although it was from the 1930ís and all parties are well and truly dead. My cousin has found a will on ancestry for my great grandmother. He has sent me in text to my mobile what he says it says. It has my great...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 10-12-2010 3:23 PM
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    10-12-2010, 5:00 PM Go to last post
  12. Am I looking in the wrong place for CLAY?

    It's been a while since I posted but can't seem to find what would appear to be a relatively simple exercise. Catharine CLAY is my 3rd ggrand mother. She was baptised June 5, 1814 at Clerkenwell St. John in Borough of Islington. She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth. This is from London,...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 07-12-2010 5:32 PM
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  13. 1812 cut off year?

    I notice on Anc****y there is a section labelled "London, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812". Whilst I appreciate it must have been an admirable and mammoth task to put all of that online for viewing by members, I'm wondering why does it end in 1812? Is anybody aware here if there...

    Started by British Viking‎, 08-12-2010 11:38 PM
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    09-12-2010, 5:23 PM Go to last post
  14. No results for surname?

    Hey, I have come to a complete stop in my research today at a strange surname I can't seem to transcribe correctly or find anything about. A James Wray, on the 11th October 1851, married a Jane Elizabeth, her surname could be Mantterer/Mantese. She was born, she said, in 1819 but I found a...

    Started by MandyLou‎, 08-12-2010 7:14 PM
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    09-12-2010, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  15. 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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  16. 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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    08-12-2010, 9:36 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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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    08-12-2010, 1:22 PM Go to last post
  19. Moved: How can you find divorce records?

    Started by Iain‎, 07-12-2010 7:38 PM
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  20. 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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