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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. 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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    09-11-2010, 8:08 AM Go to last post
  2. 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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  3. 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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    06-11-2010, 2:18 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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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    05-11-2010, 8:41 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. 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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    05-11-2010, 6:38 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. Joseph Hepworth 1911 census

    Lost in a maze, that's me. Does anyone have any info about Joseph Hepworth's daughter, Alice (married name Reid)? She is at home in the census with her infant son, Eric, born in Bombay India. My grandmother, Irene Nellie Ranyell "sick nurse" but a trained midwife, must have returned with them...

    Started by nobbig‎, 04-11-2010 2:10 PM
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    04-11-2010, 3:09 PM Go to last post
  11. Sick/monthly/midwife nurse

    My grandmother was listed as studying at the London Lying-In Hospital in 1907 (1 year after having her second child with no husband on the birth certificate). Next clue was "Sick nurse" in 1911 to an Anglo Indian grandson of Joseph Hepworth in Torquay. having returned from India. Her children were...

    Started by nobbig‎, 28-10-2010 7:32 PM
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  12. BIRTH IN TEMPLE PATRICK, IRELAND

    Is there anywhere online where I could look up a birth around 1880 of STEPHEN MARTIN? His father was JAMES MARTIN, a brass finisher. Many thanks

    Started by rocket118‎, 04-11-2010 12:05 AM
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  13. Looking for a Betham Dutton Born c1720

    born to Mathew Dutton and Sarah Betham, I am presuming its 'of Marsten Bucks, England' thats where his brother William was christened but it could also be Sheppingly, Bedford ??. any information on him, birth, marriage, children, death?

    Started by alliejaye‎, 01-11-2010 10:41 AM
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  14. Trafalgar Survivors

    Hi all Sorry I haven't been on for a long time, small child stops play rather at the moment. My friend has contacted me with a query that is outside of my normal realm of knowledge (such as it is) and I was wondering if anyone had any tips: "Henry Harding was born in Hertfordshire and he...

    Started by NatashaBatsford‎, 01-11-2010 1:37 PM
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  15. Trying to find Eliza Mary O'Meara

    My Great Grandmother Eliza Mary O'Meara, Married my Great Grandfather George Fulcher in Bengal India in 1869, she was 14 he was 28. He was a Colour Seargent in the 77th East Middlesex Regiment. They returned to England on the ship HMS Jumna departing Bombay 14/4/1870 and arrived at Portsmouth on...

    Started by gengrant‎, 11-01-2010 6:15 PM
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    02-11-2010, 8:55 AM Go to last post
  16. How to confirm I am tracing the right family

    Tracing a Thomas Ramsay born Rothbury. Have found him in the 1841, 1851, 1861 Census and they all state he was born about 1813 in Rothbury. I have been unable to find him around this time. I have obtained a copy of his Marriage Certificate to Magdalen Trewick in 1838 and it states his age at...

    Started by jen51‎, 02-11-2010 1:09 AM
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    02-11-2010, 2:27 AM Go to last post
  17. TWITCHIN Fulham to Manhattan

    An ancestor Robert Twitchin was born 1831 at Brixton and he with his brother Richard born 1827 migrated to Manhattan in 1851 fortunately after the census. They were both butchers and sons of Joshua Twitchin baptised Fulham All Saints 1781. Richard married Elizabeth Clara Brown 1850 at Bethnal...

    Started by joboy‎, 16-10-2010 2:23 AM
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  18. Powell Family London ?

    I am looking for a George Arthur Powell born abt 1909 posibily in the London area. His parents were Gordon Leonard Arthur Powell a Parkes Inspector and his Mothers maiden name was Violet Bird, I am sorry i dont have any birth or death dates for his parents.

    Started by gengrant‎, 30-10-2010 9:44 PM
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    31-10-2010, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  19. Ancestors: William Goodrich & His Descendants

    Hello, 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 (?): Descendants of William Goodrich 1 William Goodrich b: 1555 in Hessett, Suffolk, England...

    Started by KenKelly‎, 29-10-2010 12:57 AM
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    30-10-2010, 7:37 PM Go to last post
  20. Marriage Certificates: Status of the Fathers

    Hi all! I was wondering if there was a rule of thumb when it came to listing or not listing fathers based on wether or not they were still alive. For example, I have a couple whose fathers were both alive yet were not mentioned in the parish register. And conversely, I have a couple with both...

    Started by scousecan‎, 30-10-2010 2:26 PM
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    30-10-2010, 5:54 PM Go to last post

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