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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    26-10-2009, 7:15 AM Go to last post
  9. Salmon "Jim?"

    I am trying to confirm the existance of a member of the Salmon Family from London area by the name of "Jim?". It is believed he may have moved to Bridlington in his later years where he worked with his brother, John at the local school. From the 1881 census I know that William Salmon and his Wife...

    Started by John Wassung‎, 21-10-2009 3:24 PM
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  10. Harry Walsh c1888

    Harry Walsh born abt 1888 to Michael and Mary Walsh. Last census is 1891 ( he is named Harry). As all the children were born in West Ham, Essex or Dartford, Kent I have been unable to narrow down a b cert as Harry could be Henry. I did locate a John Henry and have ordered the cert with the...

    Started by v.wells‎, 15-04-2008 6:26 PM
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  11. Unhappy USA LOST FAMILY

    HI wonder if anyone can help me im looking for a SARAH ELLEN FAULKNER (WHEAT) BORN 1892 and her two sons THOMAS BIRCHALL WHEAT born 1912 salford STANLEY BIRCHALL FAULKNER born 1916 salford. I was told they went to the US sometime after 1916 i cant find them on any passengers list's, ive also...

    Started by MICKEYSKY‎, 18-10-2009 3:51 PM
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  12. One Alice with two lives-maybe

    I am compiling a family tree for a distant relative on his mother's side. I am related on father's side so this is all new to me. Beginning Facts. Cecil Griffiths Symons (should read Gribbins) b 1890 married Alice Amelia Law in Sept qrtr 1913.in Marylebone I do realize that purchase of the...

    Started by Dargie‎, 24-10-2009 2:42 AM
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  13. German family research

    Good afternoon All . I'm new to the site, and as such this message, or a similar one, may appear in several strange places on the site! I am trying to trace the history of a cousin of my wife, who was born in Kensington in 1874 (I've got her birth certificate) and who ran away with her German...

    Started by pigbush‎, 15-10-2009 2:07 PM
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  14. Question What happened to unidentified bodies?

    We complain about "losing" our ancestors between Censuses and attribute their disappearance to various sources, including abduction by aliens - perhaps a possiblity when a whole family disappears! But when one person has disappeared, could he or she have become an unidentified body, and, in that...

    Started by pottoka‎, 18-10-2009 3:49 AM
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  15. Secret Codes

    Does anyone know anything about secret codes? An ancestor of mine received a postcard ( Postmark Walsall 1899) written in several (well known) secret codes. It is unknown whether he would have been abe to read these codes or whether he was meant to work them out. The sender also left the message;...

    Started by Sarah J Homfray‎, 26-04-2009 4:26 PM
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  16. No birth/death Registration

    How can this happen? Daniel Richard Dunn was born 4/1/1881, baptised 3/4/1881 (thank you A* London parish records), 7th child of George William Dunn & Mary Ann Dunn. 1881 census ref. RG11/717/65/30 - Dunn Danl son single m 1881 b Deptford Kent These are the only records that I can find for...

    Started by pennydog‎, 19-10-2009 9:11 PM
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  17. When Wills clash with Parish Records

    I thought that now I have found several wills things would all work out! But it is a head-splitting nightmare! Everyone is called "my Nephew John of Middleton" and the Parish Records assure me he was neither born there, nor died there, nor married there, and it is all pre 1841 census and in...

    Started by esdel‎, 21-10-2009 6:41 PM
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  18. 1841 census

    What age would a person born in 1813 be recorded as in the 1841 census in Suffolk?

    Started by esdel‎, 21-10-2009 5:13 PM
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  19. Birth Registration

    This question is related to birth registration UK 1920ís. If for any reason a childís surname changes whilst he is a minor, (for example if there is a separation and mother remarries and takes the kids with her), would the birth be re-registered? I ask because there is such a case where...

    Started by michaelpipe‎, 19-10-2009 7:20 AM
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  20. A*******Y

    Just had an emu from A*******Y. Asking me if I would like to transcribe for them. Anyone else had one. Your views please. Sue

    Started by dietabix‎, 19-10-2009 9:01 PM
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