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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. Which one is the truth?

    Charles Chilvers, born Dickleburgh, father Thomas Chilvers, mother Sarah, married 12th October 1784 at Dickleburgh, Norfolk. 2 online records with the same reference source but variation in name of mother, Browne/Brown, but most importantly different date of Baptism. BaptismDate 03 Mar 1789 ...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 27-11-2009 12:31 PM
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  2. Michael Hayes

    Michael Hayes - son of James Hayes - a Contractor, married Alma Elizabeth Shores - daughter of Thomas Shores - a Miller on December 25, 1872, The age stated is "Full" - but what does this mean? There are numerous "Michael Hayes" born between 1851 and 1855 in London/Middlesex/Surrey, but a...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 24-11-2009 2:56 AM
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  3. Parish Registers, Llangadock, Carmarthenshire

    Hi All, Does anyone know of any Parish Registers for Llangadock and Gwynfe, Carmarthenshire,Wales. That may be available to purchase on CD anywhere? |cheers|

    Started by Stephen Evans‎, 27-11-2009 12:50 PM
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    27-11-2009, 1:03 PM Go to last post
  4. Company Records Search

    G'day all, I've found that there was a family business started in 1837 which stayed in the my line of the family until 1960-61. It was a painting and decorating business started in Portsmouth with other stores opened in the Hampshire area. The company was called Barnes & Son. This information...

    Started by dawiz‎, 25-11-2009 9:54 AM
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  5. People on wills 1769 - who were they?

    Please help identify these folk if you can: A Thomas Rouse will Westleton Suffolk 1769 probate 1771 mentions: 1. Wife Anna 2. Son Thomas (is this the Thomas of the Westleton will 1815 that mentions wife Sarah, son Thomas and dau who married Daniel Hill?) 3. Dau Hannah 4. a child "John...

    Started by esdel‎, 25-11-2009 3:08 PM
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    26-11-2009, 7:21 PM Go to last post
  6. Most useful subscription service?

    Hello. I have had a subscription to the international version of a* for a couple of years now, and it has proven to be invaluable. I'm wondering if a more specifically British site would provide additional value. It seems that may query responses provide detailed information very quickly, and...

    Started by mharpool‎, 24-11-2009 4:15 PM
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  7. Question Is this normal for a Professional......

    Genealogist?? - We've had a bit of an upset in OH's tree with a "new" ancestor addition that has popped up and caused almighty chaos!! In the hunt for him I found a private tree on A******* with the right name, birth year and area. Contacted the owner with some details and a reply came back saying...

    Started by Dorset Girl‎, 24-11-2009 1:25 PM
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  8. Jep

    Dear All My mother lived with my father and officially changerd her name to his. When he obtained a divorce from his wife, my parents married in 1935 in a Register Office. Can anyone tell me how I can obtain copies of the name change document andthe Marriage Licence, please? Jep

    Started by jepmortimer@hot‎, 25-11-2009 1:18 AM
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  9. who was he?

    i have been trying to build my tree but with out much luck, Ive got back to 1839 and stuck,, i have a death cert for a samuel bennett born c1800 died 1839 in Lombard st deansgate Manchester,,, i don't seem to be able to trace samuel back any further,, so in the hope of finding him the name of a...

    Started by plumbercarl‎, 25-11-2009 10:04 AM
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  10. British South Africa Police

    G'day All, My Grandfather served with the British South Africa Police in Rhodesia and I would like to try and access his service records. Has anyone here tried to access the BSAP records before? His name was Pierce Olof Commerford. Born 1907 in Cape Town (S.Africa) Cheers

    Started by dawiz‎, 17-09-2009 5:05 AM
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    25-11-2009, 9:16 AM Go to last post
  11. Empty Grave (not quite) *Updated*

    Hi there Firstly I would like to say to any moderators that if the background story is to long please feel free to edit it as i am quite new to all this and don't always know what is relavent and what is not. For the last three years I have been trying to find the last resting place of my great...

    Started by Mouseytata‎, 12-11-2009 8:42 PM
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  12. Thank you

    Probably not the best place for this, but don't know where else to put it, but just wanted to publically say thank you to two people from this forum who have been particularly helpful off board with suggestions etc with regards some family history queries. I'd would never have found these...

    Started by raineshoe‎, 24-11-2009 11:31 AM
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  13. Online LMA archives

    Ancestry already have some LMA archives online and searchable. There will be an upgrade in the New Year but I'm uncertain as to whether this means full indexing of records will already appear on the Ancestry website, or if additional records will be available. If it's additional records, does...

    Started by LindaJ‎, 24-11-2009 8:48 AM
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  14. 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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  15. 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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    22-11-2009, 11:52 PM Go to last post

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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    21-11-2009, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. 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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    20-11-2009, 1:56 AM Go to last post

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