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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. Wink Can I Help Anyone?

    I have 90 credits with FM P inc 1911 census which expire 20/11/10. I have no use for them. Does anyone know what I could do with them? :whistling:

    Started by Beebee‎, 12-11-2010 9:11 AM
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  2. HOPE family tree

    Hi all, my name is Gerry Hope, originally from the North East of England, but have lived in Canada for the last thirty odd years. I've not been at this for long, just a couple of months really. So far I've managed to trace my heritage back to my great grandmother on my dad's side, A Hannah Hope...

    Started by omegaguy‎, 11-11-2010 11:05 PM
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    12-11-2010, 8:40 AM Go to last post
  3. Edward Kelley (Kelly)

    Hello, My ancestor, Edward Kelley, may have been born around 1745-50 in the USA: PA or British Isles(?) I don't know his parentage, where they were from, when they came over, etc. England has been mentioned as a good possibility by word of mouth within the family, as is possibly Ireland, Isle...

    Started by KenKelly‎, 10-11-2010 10:05 PM
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    11-11-2010, 9:29 PM Go to last post
  4. wrong name for father maybe

    Hi wonder if someone can advise my ggrandmothers marriage certificate states that her fathers name was James but all the evidence points to his name being Patrick .He died in 1865 she was born in 1864 is it posible that she gave the wrong name she married in 1890. kind regards Elizabeth

    Started by elizabeth.a‎, 08-11-2010 2:42 PM
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  5. Online sources for parish records from Bolton

    Hello. Can anyone more experienced than me suggest where I might find baptism records online for St Peter's Parish Church, Bolton le Moors, for the period between 1750 and 1800? The Lancashire OPC site has been a wonderful source of information for tracing other ancestors, but it only has the...

    Started by essbee‎, 10-11-2010 9:15 AM
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    11-11-2010, 1:29 PM Go to last post
  6. Hertfordshire Sons DOD's 1830's

    Does anyone know the History of Hertfordshire causes of death during the 1830's James Bonfield had 6 sons that were deceased when he made his Last Will and Testament 18th August, 1836. James DOB 1804, Samuel DOB 1807, John DOB 1809, George DOB 1811, Edward DOB 1814, Henry DOB 1816. James...

    Started by bonny‎, 19-10-2010 12:37 AM
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    11-11-2010, 6:29 AM Go to last post
  7. 1837 BMD Registration.

    Hello. Can anyone help. if bmd registration started in September 1837. did they include all bmd from the begining of the year. or did they start from September. the reason i ask is my 3x great grandmother died in February 1837. her name is in September deaths but her 18 month old daughter who died...

    Started by susyswan‎, 10-11-2010 1:55 PM
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    10-11-2010, 3:08 PM Go to last post
  8. Family Search

    Can anyone explain (I am a bit slow) where Family Search Pilot View has gone. I guess if it was a pilot it was a trial but then has it emerged somewhere else in another form? Sorry I am sure this will be obvious to most. With Thanks ELMA

    Started by Elma‎, 10-11-2010 8:17 AM
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  9. how did he avoid it??

    hello, can anyone shed any light on a military query. My grandfather was 30 in September 1914, old enough to have joined up, he was married even though single men were called first eventually married men were conscripted. My grandfather managed somehow!!?? to avoid being called up at all!! and...

    Started by celestine53‎, 09-11-2010 10:49 PM
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    09-11-2010, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  10. A new TV show that can help find your family

    Are you trying to find a member of your family? Has your search hit a brick wall? Or do you just not know where to begin? From the makers of the hit family history series Who Do You Think You Are?, a new ITV1 documentary series aims to reunite long lost families. You may be a birth parent,...

    Started by wall to wall‎, 31-08-2010 5:59 PM
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    09-11-2010, 3:42 PM Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Kershaw

    Hi All, Looking for a link between Northowram and Southowram, West Yorkshire having researched the Kershaws from Southowram noticed Kershaws in Northowram, however cannot find a family link, any suggestions Colin

    Started by colin249‎, 08-11-2010 7:27 PM
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  12. LDS Microfiles

    I have an appt made at my local FHC with a view to ordering and viewing their microfiles. However I think the person that I made the appt with said that if I'd already searched the information on the Familysearch site that I'd not find and further or different information. Is this true? In...

    Started by Pippac‎, 08-11-2010 5:20 PM
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  13. Smile Emanuel Grigg

    :balloon: I am researching my gr.gr.grandfather Emanuel Grigg who was born 1803 and died 1885 in Stafford. He worked in glass. I have him on 1851 census living in Lancs, 1861 census in worcs. 1871 and 1881 in Stafford living with his wife Mary, son George and a lodger. His name is also on a...

    Started by ssilruc‎, 07-11-2010 1:00 PM
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  14. Occupations that made you smile....

    Just searching censuses tonight and came across a same name relative (but not related = up the garden path again...) and spotted the following occupation: "clergyman without care of souls" some sort of freelance vicar/priest perhaps? I'm sure most of you here have seen unusual job titles...

    Started by British Viking‎, 31-10-2010 10:59 PM
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  15. Thomas Joy Royal Ancestry?

    Hello, Does anyone know as to whether the genealogical Royal Ancestry connection included at the end of this book has been proven, by British Sources in some form, pertaining to the Thomas Joy lineage? "English Ancestry and Royal Descent of the Joy Family of America" (compiled 1883 by A.A.G,...

    Started by KenKelly‎, 28-10-2010 9:57 PM
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    05-11-2010, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  16. Ancestors of James Lauthers & His Descendants

    Hello, Using official sources for documentation, available in the British Isles, does anyone have a proven more extensive Ancestral Lineage for this branch of our Family Tree (?): Descendants of James Lauthers 1 'James Lauthers' b:1720 PA/Ireland/Scotland? d:1769 Fannett Twp,...

    Started by KenKelly‎, 30-10-2010 12:20 AM
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    05-11-2010, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  17. Relationship puzzle.

    A chap I used to work with a few years ago turned out to be what I would have called a relation but according to Family Tree maker isnítÖÖ His uncle and my uncle are the same person. (names have been changed to hide identities and because I have such a bad memory for names I canít remember...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 05-11-2010 6:07 AM
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  18. Do I assume or Not?

    I've tracked my 2xgt grandfather William John Mumford alias Willis born abt 1814, back to Finchingfield Essex (so say court documents). His marriage cert & death cert don't state his parents names. FreeReg has a William John Willis bap 1814 to a John Willis and Sarah Willis & no Mumfords that...

    Started by Chisel‎, 05-11-2010 3:26 AM
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  19. Haight/Hait/Hayte/Hoyt (John/Tom) Genealogy?

    Descendants of John (possibly Thomas) Hoyt Using official sources for documentation, available in the British Isles, does anyone have a proven more extensive Ancestral lineage for this historical branch of our family tree (?): 1 John (possibly Thomas) Hoyt .2 John (possibly Thomas) Hoyte ...

    Started by KenKelly‎, 29-10-2010 7:33 PM
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  20. Really confused now!

    During my digging into my families's history, I have come across two names who appear to belong to the same parents: Robert Henry Crouch (born 1842 in Greenwich) and Henry Robert David Crouch (born 1864 in Greenwich). As I said, both males belong to the same parents, who are Henry William...

    Started by RobinC‎, 04-11-2010 9:12 PM
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    04-11-2010, 11:47 PM Go to last post

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