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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. Puzzled by death info

    During our ardous family hunting activities, amongst other certs we trace, buy and purchase are death certs. OK, having done that, we continue hunting for the burial/cremation info. Depending on the years this can sometimes be found online. Other times it will involve going to various places and...

    Started by British Viking‎, 29-10-2010 11:44 PM
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  9. 'Those' helpful people

    To my mind, this single greatest thing about this forum is the attitude so many members have; if they can help, the will, and often with incredible speed. As well as being amazed by the generosity and willingness to help people they don't really know, on a more practical point, I wonder how they...

    Started by Jonesy‎, 29-10-2010 9:38 AM
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  10. Burials

    I have been searching for an Alice Hancock after 1891, born 1859 Isle of Wight Hampshire, I now know that one of her brothers emigrated and lived in Victoria. Would anyone be kind enough to look on fmp for me, on the index there are 3 burial records one for an E A Hancock (1919) and another for a...

    Started by ewan‎, 27-10-2010 7:17 PM
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  11. Joy Genealogy Books Available Online?

    Hello, Does anyone know where these two (2) books might be available online to read (?): 1) "The Joy Genealogy" by Helen Bourne Joy Lee, 1968, Pequot Press, Essex CT 2) "Supplement to The Joy Genealogy" by Helen Bourne Joy Lee, 1970, Pequot Press, Essex CT My efforts to locate them,...

    Started by KenKelly‎, 28-10-2010 5:55 PM
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  12. Were they buried or cremated?

    I have the death certs of my great grandfather and his brother. Both born in Denmark so would have been Lutheran to begin with and, I presume, would have had the "normal" C of E services when they eventually went in the UK. The details I have are: Christian Møller (my great-grandfather) died...

    Started by British Viking‎, 27-10-2010 8:53 PM
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  13. Unhappy Richard Holyoake born 1808. Need Help!

    Hi all, Wondered if any of you could help me out here. Family stories say Richard,s father fell to his death while working at his trade on a church steeple.The widowed mother went to keep house for her brother the children being cared for by relatives. Richard (1808) ran away to sea and later came...

    Started by Nola‎, 24-10-2010 9:56 PM
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  14. Birth record for Thomas Ramsay

    Trying to find a birth and marriage record for Thomas Ramsay. He was born abt 1812 in Rothbany and married a lady with the first name Jane, she was born in Hartburn. They had their first child Mary in 1845 in Belamy. Any help would be appreciated Jen

    Started by jen51‎, 27-09-2010 3:36 AM
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  15. Mayflower: Alden, Browne & Mullins Ancestry

    Hello, Has any progress been made in tracing the ancestry of these pilgrims back further? I am descended from these three (3) persons. Going back in time, 1) Mullins: Priscilla, William, John, unknown; 2) Browne: Peter, William, Thomas, unknown; 3) Alden: John, parents unknown. Thank you for any...

    Started by KenKelly‎, 27-10-2010 10:49 PM
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  16. Advice please

    More than likely a stupid question and Probably one I’ve answered myself many times but….. I have a couple who married in 1910. Between 1910 and 1919 they had 4 children. The first child born 1910 died at 4 months old. Is there any way at all I can find out who or if these children (minus the...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 27-10-2010 6:57 PM
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  17. Eldred (..John [earliest]..William [1stUS]..)

    Hello, This family name supposedly is included in the Doomsday Book. Apparently, all Eldreds are descendants of this one couple. Does anyone have a comprehensive family tree/pedigree for this family? John Eldred (born about 1420 Corby, Lincolnshire; married Joan unknown) is as far back as I've...

    Started by KenKelly‎, 27-10-2010 12:16 AM
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  18. Smile Births Abroad

    Hi, How can I get a copy of a birth certificate of someone who was born in Malta, because their parents were in the services. (GRO Army Births Indices)? Many thanks.

    Started by carolp‎, 26-10-2010 11:13 PM
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    27-10-2010, 3:36 AM Go to last post
  19. Joy (Thomas)

    Hello, My ancestor, Thomas Joy, was apparently born about 1611 in Gravesend, Norfolk. He married Joan Gallop (born 1618 in Bridgeport, Dorset) in 1637 in Boston MA. My direct line is Joseph (b. 1645 MA), Joseph (b. 1668 MA), Simon (b. 1697 MA), Jacob (b. 1734 MA), Jacob (b. 1760 MA) and Lydia...

    Started by KenKelly‎, 27-10-2010 1:01 AM
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  20. Griffith (John)

    Hello, My ancestor, John Griffith, may have been born in PA, USA or the British Isles about 1800. One speculation as to possible parents, include: William and Margaret Shields Griffith. John Griffith moved to OH and was married 2x, the second time to Margaret Aul from VA. Her parents may have...

    Started by KenKelly‎, 26-10-2010 11:39 PM
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