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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. 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 2:08 AM
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  2. 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 12:37 PM
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  3. 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 8:38 AM
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  4. 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 5:51 PM
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  5. 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 11:47 PM
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  6. 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 4:56 AM
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  7. 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 3:04 PM
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  8. 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 7:36 AM
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  9. 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 6:32 PM
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  10. Post Police Reports

    2 of my ancestors have on their death certificates a police report number. One of them was killed in a railway accident and the other was found dead in the street. Is there any way I can get hold of these reports. I will be grateful for any assistance on this subject.

    Started by Margarite‎, 17-09-2009 1:55 PM
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  11. What do you think?

    Robert Pantland born 1804 married Sarah Williams but had five children before they finally married 1st May 1845 at Hackney, Robert died 14th October 1846, Do you think that he married Sarah to legitimize the childrens births because they knew he was dying?. Joe

    Started by joboy‎, 09-11-2010 8:18 AM
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  12. signed her name in 1805?

    My ancestor Elizabeth Bawden b. 1784 in Antony, Cornwall signed her name on the marriage register. She was married by license. How would she have learned to read and write? Was it not unusual, especially in a rural area, for a woman to be literate? I find things like this fascinating. Her husband...

    Started by hilarykellis‎, 14-11-2010 8:14 PM
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  13. Question Henderson, Postmaster,MBE

    Hi all, I'm trying to locate information on a Mr J. L. Henderson:MBE. He was postmaster at Clacton on Sea in 1940, date of birth 27 July 1882, appointed on 4 November 1938. He joined the post office in 1901, then following Clacton he became head postmaster at Newbury PO on 13 May 1941. What...

    Started by lindarhead‎, 24-11-2010 9:17 PM
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  14. Death William Ravenscroft

    I found a burial record for a William Ravenscroft Buried 14 May 1868 aged 70 Euxton Parish church Lancashire Abode Euxton Register: Burials 1855 - 1900, Page 42, Entry 335 Source: LDS Film 1526079 I cant seem to find a GRO death that fits to order a death cert. Any help appreciated.

    Started by valg‎, 25-11-2010 7:51 AM
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  15. Familys with servants

    Quick question I'm investigating one of the links in my family tree, I have found a John Mcdonald born abt 1815 in Ireland, he's living with his family and works as a foreman in a Mill in Salford Manchester. However they have a servant in a few of the census... how would they have afforded a...

    Started by TreeChaser‎, 24-11-2010 9:49 PM
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  16. Passenger lists Dublin to Liverpool

    My Grandmother, Bridget Mary Byrne b1903 in Dublin, came to the UK in the 1920's and I assume she travelled by boat/ship. Where would I find passenger lists? Can anyone find this info for me? Please, thanks Richard:

    Started by Richard1955‎, 20-11-2010 2:19 AM
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    Hope someone can help. My grandfather Fred Radcliffe was married to Harriet Jackson in Oldham. Fred's father has Squire Radcliffe on all the census. Squire was born about 1836 in Ovenden, Yorkshire. Squire's wife was Sarah Ann and thinks her surname was Morrison, she was from Norfolk. I also think...

    Started by barbie‎, 23-11-2010 8:46 PM
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  18. Question Gardner/Redding

    Lilian Helena Gardner and Jack Redding were married in 1921. She was 24 He was 30. Since then they seem to have disappeared, I can find no Death entry for either of them or second marriage for Lilian or children from that marriage. Any ideas where to look next

    Started by Margaret1940‎, 07-11-2010 5:13 PM
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    Hi I am looking for the location of the POLE-HORE manuscripts they are supposed to be located in St Peters College Wexford but when I googled this site looking for the library I could only find the secondary school and I think such valuable historical documents would be held in a university or...

    Started by sue alderton‎, 22-11-2010 9:24 PM
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  20. Union Workhouse Records

    I have heard that our local archives hold the "Clothing Deposit Book" for the local workhouse. Does anyone know what this book would contain. What is ment by "Clothing Deposit"? Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 22-11-2010 10:09 PM
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