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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. Help! Wills versus the official records

    Where there's a Will there are MANY ways! Wills state what someone hopes will happen. Records state what someone thinks, or was told, did happen Please either demolish or support me in this courageous plan! Or suggest a better way:- Where a NAME appears in a Will we know a said person...

    Started by esdel‎, 22-11-2009 9:32 AM
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  2. Can't find parents for a Fanny Laye

    Hi I can't find the parents of a Fanny Laye born in Sept 1884 Henley England. On the 1901 Census she is a servant and living with the family she is working for. And she is married by the 1911 Census and living with her husband and their children. Could anyone give me an idea where to go from...

    Started by FerrieFinder‎, 22-11-2009 11:29 PM
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    Hi! I was wondering if anybody could help me. I've been racking my brains trying to find my Grandfathers death record and I can't find it anywhere. I believe he was living in Leicester, England when he died and I think he died in either 1966 or 1967. His name is Michael John O'Neill. I've searched...

    Started by myvoodoochild‎, 15-11-2009 3:27 AM
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    22-11-2009, 4:32 PM Go to last post
  4. Easton Suffolk Parish Registers

    Can anyone tell me where I might be able to get transcripts of the Easton Suffolk Parish Registers on CD or hard copy please. Or where I might be able to visit within a reasonable driving distance of Manchester to somewhere that might have a transcript, microfilm, or other type of copy. ...

    Started by raineshoe‎, 22-11-2009 1:41 PM
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  5. Ruby Mines in Burma

    HI all, well I have managed to go alittle further in my quest to research my family tree and now have my Great grandads marriage cert which states that my Great Great Grandads profession as:- Manager of Ruby Mines in Burma Can anyone tell me abit more about this or where I could search for...

    Started by sandpiper1809‎, 21-11-2009 11:45 AM
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  6. Who is he and Where from

    Hi from a new member, I had seemed to have come up to a dead stop/brick wall!! My 4xG/Gdad Richard Edmondson married Rebecca Wilkinson at East Marton, near Skipton, North Yorkshire in 1773. Her father was John Wilkinson, Yeoman. Richard rented a farm on the Broughton Hall Estate for which he...

    Started by Eddy‎, 18-11-2009 1:55 AM
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  7. Can anyone understand this

    Does anyone no what this is all about, Ysabel de Saint-Malo. Name and device. Per bend purpure and sable, a sun argent, a base Or. The submitter requested a name authentic for 15th C France. The name Ysabel is fine for this place and time; it appears twice in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "French...

    Started by dianenbabe‎, 18-11-2009 2:16 AM
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  8. Coroner's Warrant

    Following on from finding my 3xgt grandfather's headstone... http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53391 I now know that he was buried with his stepson, Edward BOSTOCK. The year wasn't legible but we could make out November and aged either 17 or 47. I have just found the...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 19-11-2009 9:14 AM
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  9. The massive dilemma is back....

    Having been made to feel pretty good by Sunday night by you lovely people. I'm wobbling again. The gentleman concerned has suitably replied and is certain he and his brother are correct, although do admit to having a problem as to which one was theirs George in Framlingham or George in Easton. ...

    Started by raineshoe‎, 09-11-2009 7:56 PM
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  10. Website disclaimer

    Does anyone else have disclaimers on their family tree web sites? It recently occurred to me that these days in the "sue you at the drop of a hat" culture that perhaps I should have a disclaimer of sorts on my family tree web site and have put on the bottom of the home page - "Note: If...

    Started by raineshoe‎, 18-11-2009 10:16 AM
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  11. Calling Handwriting Experts

    Hello All Have been missing for a few weeks but am back (wot's that about bad pennies??) thank goodness. Can anyone shed some light on this census enumerator's handwriting? RG10 piece 1312 folio 138 page 17. The people I am interested in are at the bottom of that page. Can anyone tell me...

    Started by sueannbowen‎, 15-11-2009 7:40 PM
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  12. Harry Ellis

    I found a brother for my grandfather in 1911 census - Harry Ellis. According to the census Harry was born in 1902 in Grimsby. I don't remember Harry ever being mentioned and would like to find out more. I looked on electoral rolls for Lime Street (the family lived at the same address for years)...

    Started by melsibob‎, 15-11-2009 4:40 PM
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  13. Missing Mary

    Can anyone help me out please, I am looking for the death of Hannah Mary Mahon, born 1866 Woolwich. I have found her in 1901 Census with her father,Michael, sister Clara & brother in Law William Crump. She is now known as just 'Mary' a Motherly Nurse. In 1911 she is in Sunderland with sister...

    Started by Symbo‎, 17-11-2009 3:50 PM
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  14. Question Criminal Records

    Hi all I have been browsing Ancestry's Criminal Records and have come across a possibility for one of my ancestors, William Heslop. The William Heslop in these records was tried, along with a Reuben Reed, for robbery in December 1855, at the Guildhall of the City of York. The two men were both...

    Started by Jan65‎, 15-11-2009 3:10 PM
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  15. Question Davis/Davies, Cornish brickwall

    Please can you help me? As I am STILL stuck with my Maternal Grandfather and family Two questions I would like help with please. When I have added anything to my private personal tree, I am at loss, to know how to prove information, past 1837. After then it is just a matter of trying to get...

    Started by Flynn‎, 16-11-2009 11:47 AM
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  16. Mundy mystery

    Could someone with access to Anc* give me an opinion on this: London Marriages & Banns, St Botolph Bishopsgate 1802 entry 1395 Hugh Mundy m Jane York 29 Aug on the following page entry 1406 Hugh Mundy m Jane Ayres 13 Sep The signature of Hugh Mundy is almost identical on both, as is the...

    Started by lesleys‎, 15-11-2009 5:27 PM
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  17. Isolation Hospital

    Hi everyone I recently found online that one of my relatives died at the age of 5 in the Isolation Hospital, Epsom, Surrey. It didnt say what she died of but does anyone know what an Isolation Hospital was, or what would you have been there for?|help| Tom

    Started by thomasedwards‎, 15-11-2009 1:04 PM
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  18. help on the 1891 census Please

    Hi can anyone look at the 1891 census for an Edith Mary Nippress born in cardiff in 1883. I need to know the names etc rest of the family. thanks in anticipation Sue

    Started by SBSFamilyhistory‎, 14-11-2009 10:13 PM
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  19. 1911 census

    |wave| On Monday i searched the 1911 and found Martin Kennedy born 1847 ireland residence Halifax Yorkshire. I did not have any credits till today to open the record. I have purchased credits today and have searched for the records again on the 1911 using the same info and its telling me no...

    Started by windmill‎, 13-11-2009 10:07 PM
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  20. Help to find a birth registration Please

    I'm putting this in General Family History Queries as i didn't know if it's Herefordshire or Worcestershire. Can someone please look and see if they can find a birth registered for a Marjorie Annie Perkin, she was born in jan of 1920 in Laysters between Leominster, Herefordshire and Tenbury...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 14-11-2009 1:28 PM
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