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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 12:19 PM
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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 11:37 PM
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  1. Charlotte Howell

    Hi, can anybody help to track down my Great Great Grandmother Charlotte Howell please? I have a marriage cert dated 7/11/1842 info on it is: Marriage solemnized at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex Richard Read age 20yrs, Bach. Carpenter, 27 Regent St, Fathers name Edward Read (farmer)...

    Started by MickG‎, 02-01-2011 12:00 PM
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  2. Intriguing family mysteries?

    Hi I know how we like to break down brickwalls and discover elusive ancestors but are there one or two mysteries you find intriguing because they are unsolved. I dont have a great deal as I like to solve most of mine and find those elusive ancestors but here is one of mine. Isabella Stokes,...

    Started by benny1982‎, 06-01-2011 3:28 PM
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    07-01-2011, 9:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Garrett 1891

    Would anyone be kind enough to post the details of an Alice Garrett born 1863 Hampshire living in the Christchurch registration district please? I am looking for an Alice Emily Garrett or Emily Alice Garrett born 1863 to the parents of John and Sarah Garrett after the 1881 census. She was...

    Started by ewan‎, 20-12-2010 9:49 PM
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    07-01-2011, 4:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Help Needed to locate Martin Family

    Hi, I'm am trying to find a lost relative a 'Sarah Martin' born c1826. In the UK 1841 census she was a farm servant with the Down family at Tavistock, Devon and may have been fostered by William Down. Can anybody offer advice of how I may find out where the Down family may have resided at...

    Started by vgear‎, 07-01-2011 10:48 AM
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    07-01-2011, 2:51 PM Go to last post
  5. Smile General Neale Family History.

    Hello to you all, New to this forum and just wondering if any of you can help with my family research and interest in any way? I have been trying to researching my own family Neale name line and have got back to what I think is as follows; Walter James NEALE, 21 Nov 1878, East Dereham,...

    Started by NEALE‎, 01-09-2007 10:53 AM
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  6. Cracky Lands

    Hello, I'm trying to find out where "Cracky Lands" is/was in the U.K. I found mention of it in some extracts from the Combe Martin Registers for one of my ancestors, Robert Conibear (b:21-6-1829). Is this referring to a specific area of Devon, a place name, or ...? I can find no mention of...

    Started by rgreid‎, 03-01-2011 10:58 AM
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    06-01-2011, 7:09 AM Go to last post
  7. Confused re Christina Mason Frame Gould/Goold

    Morning all I'm a bit confused re a Scottish line I have. Jean/Jane McGuffie came down to Surrey from Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire between 1861 and 1871 with her children including son-in-law James Mathieson and granchildren. The family is very confusing to me, the more I found out the more...

    Started by Cheryl*S‎, 04-01-2011 11:13 AM
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  8. Jane Sophia Blackwell

    My grandfather Walter Benjamin Godfrey married Jane Sophia Blackwell on 29 March 1938 at Bristol Register Office. He was 65 years and she 53. They lived in Bristol. I believe Jane was a spinster and this was my grandfather's seond marriage. I dont know anything about Jane or her family. Can anyone...

    Started by Elma‎, 03-10-2009 7:06 PM
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  9. St Philips rectory

    I am trying to trace my great grandfather - James Wood and think I have traced him back to the 1851 census where he appears to be a scholar at St Philips rectory Birmingham. He was born in 1840. I was wondering what St Philips rectory was as there seem to be a large number of 'scholars; - can...

    Started by suec‎, 04-01-2011 10:01 PM
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  10. Cocker family

    I am looking for records of the Cocker family in the Tendring, Harwich area. I am looking for Cyril Cocker, born around 1902 but have 2 conflicting records and I can't work out which one is him. If anyone else is researching in this area perhaps you could let me know. Thanks.

    Started by dianed‎, 04-01-2011 6:33 PM
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    04-01-2011, 7:00 PM Go to last post
  11. GRIFFITHS - West Bromwich, help needed

    I've come far with my hunt for the one side of the family, the Vowles. Thanks to the help of Keyboard86 and Ronone, I've got as far as the late 1700's. The funny thing is I can't seem to get any further with the Griffiths side. This is what I have so far: Thomas Griffiths, b. 1841 West Bromwich,...

    Started by shaygriff‎, 13-04-2010 11:32 PM
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  12. Search Page

    Dear All Not sure whether this should be here or in Pet Hates an Moans! Ancestry have changed their search page and I don't like it one bit. I cannot seem to find how to search by census reference now - irritating as I record them when I find them and it is (was) easier to enter that if I...

    Started by sueannbowen‎, 03-01-2011 11:36 AM
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  13. Gilbert George Rawlings - not in 1901 census?

    I have been trying to find the 1901 census record for my g-grandfather Gilbert George Rawlings born 25 Jan 1877 Bristol (parents Emanual Henry Rawlings and Elizabeth Rawlings. His occupation throughout his life was a general labourer (including tram labourer). Am I being thick in not finding him?...

    Started by bea10_20‎, 03-01-2011 8:53 PM
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    03-01-2011, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  14. Visitation Question

    I have two references to a George Walton from Historical Memoranda Concerning Persons and Places in Old Dover, N. H., p.239, one from the Visitation of Durham, Eng., in 1615 where he is listed as of "Shaicklackhall" and had arms conferred on him, and the other is from the Visitation of Essex in...

    Started by JimWalton‎, 01-01-2011 9:40 AM
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  15. Looking for Sutcliffe/King Marriage

    Hi All, I cannot find the marriage of Emily Sutcliffe born 1846 and Fred King born 1843. I think they married in Wakefield, Yorkshire as Fred was born there and Emily's family were living there. Their first son Harry King was born there in the Dec 1/4 1865. She isn't listed with her parents...

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 02-01-2011 11:11 PM
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    03-01-2011, 12:05 AM Go to last post
  16. Question English Primary Schools - 1950s

    I was trying to remember what lessons we had at primary schools in the 1950s. I went to St Anne's Catholic School in Stretford, Manchester and remember being taught - Mathematics (Mental Arithmetic and Problems), English (Spelling and Composition) and Catechism. we also had PE, games and swimming...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 29-12-2010 3:27 AM
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  17. Sort out FACT from FICTION - Newport Pagnell

    Just prior to Christmas, I received a package of copied BMD's from a Cousin and these have made interesting reading and have helped me to take my mind of my Father who is 1 month shy of his 92nd birthday and has been in hospital since Dec. 27 with Pneumonia. One certificate was the death cert....

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 02-01-2011 5:11 PM
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    02-01-2011, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  18. WW1 service record interpretation please

    I hope I have used photobucket correctly. I think the link takes you into an album on photobucket where I have copied the records to. I have found a WW1 service record for a great uncle, Richard Simpson Penny. There is a lot of coded and technical speak in the records. I would be most...

    Started by pennyd‎, 02-01-2011 12:30 PM
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  19. WW1 Army Barracks Oswestry, Shropshire .

    Please can a kind list member help me break a brick wall and locate which army regiments might have been going through the Army barracks around 1916 during the 1st world war in Oswestry, Shropshire? I am trying to locate a soldier by the name of Arthur Jacob, he was listed as a father on my mother...

    Started by Toronto‎, 02-01-2011 1:23 AM
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  20. Surname: McCarthy, Bandon, Ireland.

    McCarthy surname, County Cork I am searching for my Great Grandfather's exact place of birth in Bandon, County Cork. His name was Daniel McCarthy, born 1838 in Bandon, County Cork and he came to live in Manchester in the 1850s (I think). He is in the 1861 census boarding with a cousin; he...

    Started by Olga Hampson‎, 01-01-2011 11:58 PM
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