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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. Smale

    Hi, I am trying to find any relations to my late father Archibald William Smale, born 17th April 1916 in Barnstaple, Devon and died 26th March 1989 in Basingstoke, Hampshire. His father was Archibald Smale, born 1891 in Yarnscombe, Devon and died 1985 in Barnstaple, Devon and his mother was Mary...

    Started by andysmale‎, 13-12-2010 8:56 PM
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  2. Cooper Family Censuses

    On the 1881 census I have the following family, I am trying to find them on the 1871 census, 1891 and 1901 cenuses also. Isaac was 89 on the 1881 census so he may not be around for the 1891 census. Can anyone help perhaps locate the 2 girls on earlier censuses, I am also trying to establish were...

    Started by ewan‎, 16-12-2010 10:06 PM
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  3. Smile Where else can I look ?

    Hello I'm sure the answer to this question is probably quite obviously that there is no where else to look, but I thought I would ask the experts. I have obtained copies of my GGG Grandmother's Birth and Marriage certificates - both have no father listed. Is there anywhere else I can look to...

    Started by HeidiR‎, 16-12-2010 7:48 PM
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    17-12-2010, 9:03 PM Go to last post
  4. William James Guy

    Hi Everyone I am looking for more information on my mothers step-brother William James Guy born 22 Sept 1895 in Bristol. He appears to have gone out to the USA in 1914 possibly to emigrate but must have returned later that year to join up (WW1). He marries a Dorothy Morgans on 15 Dec 1914 in...

    Started by Elma‎, 03-01-2010 10:07 AM
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  5. Frederick James Starr

    Hi Everyone My Frederick James Starr was born in Bristol around 1871. I know little about him except he was a gramaphone dealer and resided in Horfield Bristol around 1935. He married my grandmother's sister and they must have found love late in life as she was aged 63 and it was her first...

    Started by Elma‎, 02-10-2009 6:01 PM
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    16-12-2010, 9:59 AM Go to last post
  6. The Locator

    Hi there, Firstly, thanks to Admin for allowing me to post this… I’m working with Bio™ in the UK and wanted to let you know about a new TV series that you may find interesting. Called The Locator, it follows Troy Dunn, a man who has made it his life’s goal to help reconcile families who have...

    Started by fundamentalamp‎, 08-12-2010 6:25 PM
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  7. Something that ranks as "sexism' in 1870-90

    Having been re-awakened to my "Hayes" family, I have the distinct feeling that 'Michael' my 2X Great-grandfather was sexist. Here's why I think this: 1] When he and his bride married, they were both under 18. The date of marriage was December 25, 1872. 2] Regardless of why they married so...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 14-12-2010 10:14 PM
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  8. Herbert James Drake

    Known later as James Drake b abt 1789 in Mitford Norfolk; Can anyone enlighten me with any info on him/his family line prior plz?

    Started by RosieM‎, 11-12-2010 11:56 AM
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  9. Explanation of "Marital Status' on Census

    Within my 'extended' family, I have a chap on the 1851 census as aged 28 and unmarried He is living with his parents. In Oct.-Dec. q. 1853 he marries. He and his wife in the next few years have 2 kids - one is baptised October 8, 1854 and the other is baptised Dember 28, 1862. I cannot find...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 11-12-2010 12:33 AM
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  10. Question Who is Elizabeth Head Collen??

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to do a one name study of the Collens in Cambridgeshire and one girl is driving me crazy - I think her name reads Elizabeth Head Collen, but it could be Ward, or something else? I also can't read her place of birth. The only record I have for her is this census record: ...

    Started by AnjaliUK‎, 12-12-2010 10:51 PM
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  11. Tarr mystery

    John Tarr born in Mansfield about 1783 married in Blandford Forum to Elizabeth Carter in 1808 My question is, it is about 230 miles why would he go there and how did he get there ? I cannot find any forces records ! Any Ideas Thanks Esh

    Started by eshersmith‎, 19-11-2010 6:39 PM
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  12. Tennant Farmers

    Some of my ancesters were tennant farmers. Does anyone know if there is a way to find when a farm tennancy began?

    Started by robsnicta‎, 12-12-2010 12:21 PM
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  13. Question What or where is Morker ?????

    Hi, Thanks to the ingenious people on the forum, I have now the record of births of my ancestors. They came from Ripon in Yorkshire in the 1790's, there were four children of William and Jane Lakeland, and their places of birth were given as: Howhill Morker (?) Bishop Thornton Bishop...

    Started by Brenda-Lakeland‎, 12-12-2010 10:14 PM
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  14. Delay Issuing Death Certificate

    Hello, I've just received a death certificate for my 3xgreat grandfather (William Pollington) who died on 6th January 1843. I can't read the place of death 'Parish of something' but the registration district was Westhampnett in the sub-district of Boxgrove in Sussex and I know that he, his wife...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 11-12-2010 11:26 AM
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  15. "Chain of Office" Edward Gaffney C1880

    This is some type of "chain of office," for Mayor, trade union etc. anyone know what the "Official Chain" is for?

    Started by alanjw‎, 11-12-2010 2:45 PM
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  16. Arthur TUSON, b circa 1857 - Kent (I think)

    I have trying for the past couple of days to find Arthur Tuson in the 1861 and 1871 census (using Findnypast). I've tried all the variations on spelling the surname without success. I cannot find his birth anywhere either. BUT according to the 1901 and 1911 census records that I have for him his...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 12-12-2010 1:28 AM
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  17. The mystery of the two Clara A Somners

    I have been going over my family tree and have been looking at the Lyons family and who they married, e.t.c. My great great grandmother on my grandmother's side of the family was called Matilda Alice Lyons and she had a sister called Sarah Ann, who married Arthur Ash in 1889. They then had a...

    Started by RobinC‎, 12-12-2010 1:53 AM
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  18. Griffiths, Egham Surrey 1900

    My great-grandfather William George Griffiths lived at 38, Hythe Rd., Egham, Surrey when the 1901 census was taken. With his second wife Eliza (nee Rowe) William reared six (or more) children. William was the eldest, and his five sisters were Maud, Florence, Nellie, Grace and Dorothy, all born...

    Started by Noelieboy‎, 06-12-2010 8:56 PM
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  19. The 1911 England census summary books

    I have just been looking on the Ancestry website at the censuses (1841 - 1901) and have just noticed that Ancestry have introduced the 1911 census summary books. Has anyone used this database and if so, can you provide any tips?

    Started by RobinC‎, 11-12-2010 6:53 PM
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  20. living on a ship,

    hello, i wonderd if someone could find some information on a ship or maybe its a boat, my ancesters married 31st october 1841 at the time the street address was hms ocean, on the isle of sheppy bluetown occupation of the grt grt grandfather was seaman john dorgan i have googled hms ocean but...

    Started by DELILAH‎, 07-12-2010 10:12 PM
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