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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. Genealogical term?

    Does the word/name/term Linageth mean anything in genealogical circles? I have found it on my late cousin's family tree, beneath Cuthbert Raymond = Elizabeth, then a reference to Walter Raymond, Poet and Writer of Somerset. I know Cuthbert and Elizabeth were ancestors of Walter Raymond, because...

    Started by lornag2‎, 30-10-2009 2:40 PM
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  2. census street search

    Does anyone know if one can just do a street search, instead of a name search, on the ancestry website for England 1841 and 1851? If so, can you tell me how to do it please! Many thanks

    Started by rocket118‎, 31-10-2009 12:39 PM
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  3. Baptism/Christening at Home?

    Is there any known documentation of children being Baptised /Christened anywhere other than in a Church? Perhaps when the health or lack of it prevented Mother & or Child from attending. (Hospital,...or home) If so would that event later be listed in the Baptismal book along with 'inhouse' ...

    Started by Waitabit‎, 30-10-2009 6:35 PM
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  4. Drawing a family Tree

    Hi All, Okay Iím stuck, is there either in cyber space or in print an idiots guide to drawing a comprehensive family tree? Because this idiot canít find one :confused: Having just decorated my study I have a very large space on one wall and in one of my less lucid moments I thought ĎI know...

    Started by stickymone‎, 30-10-2009 12:46 AM
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  5. another name for Nellie??

    Hi, can anyone suggest possible formal names for Nellie, which although used on a cencus, I suspect may be a nickname. many thanks

    Started by mercury‎, 21-08-2009 7:42 PM
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  6. Help with marriage in 1897 please

    Can you help me please? I have found a marriage for Louisa Georgina Whitehead in 1897 in Woolwich. There are four husbands to choose from. Would it be possible to look her up in the Parish Records to see which one she married? Help would be much appreciated. Thank you. Maggiemac

    Started by Maggiemac‎, 30-10-2009 11:08 PM
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  7. ARTHUR, HODGE

    My gr gr Grandma, Jane ARTHUR was christened 7 Oct 1826 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. She married Thomas HODGE abt. 1848. (in England?) I'm wanting to find Jane's parents & siblings, and any other information on this family. I have 'possible' parents of James ARTHUR and Jane (aka Jenny)...

    Started by kathy hart‎, 30-10-2009 5:48 PM
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  8. Banns v Licence

    I have just discovered an ancestor obtained a licence to marry on 1 January 1770 and subsequently married on 6 January following. The couple's first child was baptised on 14 October the same year - I don't know the date of birth so it's possible that they married because she was pregnant and...

    Started by Jan65‎, 30-10-2009 9:40 AM
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  9. CANT FIND THESE STREETS IN LONDON!!

    I have been on the MAPCO site, looking at London street maps and I can't seem to track down these four streets. Martha St. Haggerstone East,1853 Princes Court, Bethnal Green, (Town sub registration district) 1862 Champion Yard, Haggerstone West (off Essex St) 1851 Mitchell Street, Holborn,...

    Started by rocket118‎, 28-10-2009 11:13 PM
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  10. west street, hackney, 1842

    Could someone confirm the location of West Street, Hackney in 1843. The one I have noted, on the MAPCO site of London 1867, is at the foot of Mare Street, however, on the 1850 map, the road is called Mutton Lane. If it helps the on the marriage certificate of my ancestors, it says they were...

    Started by rocket118‎, 29-10-2009 10:28 PM
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  11. Fawnlees hall nr. Wolsingham

    My maternal grandmother worked as a domestic at a large house called Fawnlees hall near Wolsingham in co. Durham. I guess that she would have been there around 1919 when she was 18. Where would I look to see if any ledgers of staff or other records were kept? I was wondering if anybody has any...

    Started by rushyx‎, 27-10-2009 1:34 AM
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  12. Question Unable to find grandfather's first wife.

    Reuben Hopkins was married to Elizabeth Crook on 24th December 1916, at their local Parish Church. He was 35 and his spouse 36, both were widowers living in Warlingham, Surrey. We know he had 5 children from a previous marriage, we have a picture to prove it. There's one living relative we've...

    Started by curly‎, 26-10-2009 8:58 PM
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  13. Ayrshire - Ireland/Guthrie/Cowan/Logan/Lamont

    I am looking for family from this area. My great grandfather James Guthrie Ireland b. 1873, died in Durban SOuth AFrica in 1924. His daughter, my grandmother Iris Eileen Ireland died in 1934 at Lyndale, Eastern Cape. James had a Sister Sarah Cowan Ireland b 1870 who married John Lamont. They were...

    Started by lisaman‎, 14-07-2009 2:14 PM
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  14. Convict destinations?

    We have a couple who are convicted of highway robbery in Bedfordshire in 1852/3, and when sentenced they are both sentenced to 10 years transportation, but sent to different penal settlements, "so they might not calculate upon going together". I think I have found her going to Tasmania, however...

    Started by valgeo‎, 24-10-2009 6:29 AM
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  15. Sulby Hall

    |help|Does anyone have any idea where we can get hold of staff records for Sulby Hall. The Hall apparently is no longer standing but my 2 x great grandfather allegedly worked there as a butler. This is one of those little queries that I would like to put to bed now so any help would be gratefully...

    Started by Liane Hawes‎, 27-10-2009 10:08 AM
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  16. Occupations in Census Records

    Can anyone help with two occupations I found recently? In 1881, Mary Moore is described as Nurse (Sub Med). What on earth does that mean? Also what was a Machine Moulder (Wood)? In 1881 Augustus Snewin is a Machine Moulder, but in 1891 he is a Timber Porter/Sawyer and his wife Alice is a...

    Started by MollyTurner‎, 26-10-2009 4:30 PM
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  17. Erick

    I hope someone can help me somehow, below I list my relatives I would like to find! This is the correct marriage as I crossed referenced it and found - Rollason, Sarah – District: Walsall , Volume 6b, Page: 1236 in the December 1873 Quarter. Connorton, Patrick – District: Walsall ,...

    Started by erick‎, 24-10-2009 11:59 PM
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  18. Thornton DNA Project: UK-descendants wanted

    In the mid-to-late 1600s several Thornton immigrants landed in colonial Virginia. Records indicate that some of their names were William, Henry, Thomas, and Luke. These were the sons of Roger, Henry, Thomas and others and came from places like Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and Middlesex. They...

    Started by cgthornton1‎, 01-09-2009 1:54 AM
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  19. Marraige help please

    Please can someone look for the marraige of Kenneth Babington Macaulay it may have been in Toronto Canada he may have married again later to Edith Maud Baker Thanks

    Started by irisrose‎, 23-10-2009 7:11 PM
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  20. Working Out Exact Relationship

    I am trying to work out what the exact relationship between me and a distant cousin. I am 13 generations from our common ancestor and she was six.

    Started by t@nya‎, 25-10-2009 10:27 PM
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