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Forum: General Family History Queries

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  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. Mistake in marriage register?

    I was checking part of my tree tonight, that I haven't worked on for a while, and realised I had no marriage date for my gg grandparents on that side. I couldn't find anything on free BMD but found what I think could be the right marriage with a wrong name:confused: Is this possible? Sarah Ward of...

    Started by carolchipp‎, 07-11-2009 2:23 AM
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  2. Margeret Gibbons

    Having found a rather tragic case of suicide in my wife's lineage I wonder if Inquest records are available to the public.

    Started by treebore1‎, 09-11-2009 4:34 PM
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  3. David Harrison WADLEY

    Looking for anyone researching the WADLEY surname, specifically David Harrison Wadley, born c1800 in Lambeth, Surrey. David is the earliest family member in my tree. The only information I have for him is the above birth date and location which were gleaned from later census records. David...

    Started by italdj‎, 03-11-2009 12:33 AM
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  4. Religion

    Is there anyway you can trace relatives that have gone into religious orders? I believe some of my GG and GGG Aunts went in this direction and am having trouble finding them .....Lyn|help|

    Started by lynoakley‎, 09-11-2009 8:26 PM
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  5. Wink Hogs Hole Cottages Bexleyheath Kent

    Hi I am trying to find out more about a Thomas Hills b1801 at Bexleyheath Kent who lived in Hogs Hole Cottages Bexleyheath in 1845 I know his occupation was a Carrier and he is in the Post Office Directory for Kent 1845 What i want to know is where are these directories and how do you access...

    Started by blu2nite‎, 08-11-2009 5:19 PM
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  6. Smile Elizabeth Arthur

    My Gt Grandmother was above, my Grandmother Florence ARTHUR was born out of wedlock in 1881 in Tenderten Kent. I am trying to trace my Gt g. who I believe married William French b/Essex 1856, I have them both in 1901 census living in Barry, Glamorgan , but have been unable to discover when they...

    Started by sacha‎, 05-11-2009 10:59 PM
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  7. Massive dilemma has arisen

    I've been searching the Cootes line for a few years now and a massive problem no different to what anyone else has problem, but its driving me potty at the moment as dare not progress until its resolved. Firstly bear in mind the Cootes name has many variations sometimes in the same family at the...

    Started by raineshoe‎, 08-11-2009 10:02 AM
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  8. Collingwood Court Royal Albert Orphan Asylum

    Could anyone tell me where I might find records for this institution - or even if such records would exist, please?

    Started by JustKia‎, 08-11-2009 2:54 PM
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  9. Where did Grannie die - not in BMD

    My Grannie is Isabel Jane Rochester Newby My Mother's notebook on me age one, says "Grannie died today at Walton" The entry is on 26 Oct 1936, but gives no county for Walton" There is nothing in BMD There are many Waltons Some "up north" where Grannie lived (Sunderland born March 1873) and...

    Started by esdel‎, 08-11-2009 8:48 AM
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  10. Post How do I go about?

    Hello! I have tried to read my way through this site and I find this forum as the most apropriate. So I hope I may get some answers ore be directed where to search. Please excuse me if my spelling is bad Trying to make a long question short. I have an album bought in Canada 1992 in a...

    Started by Tjollan‎, 05-11-2009 3:56 PM
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    07-11-2009, 9:15 AM Go to last post
  11. Mills in the South West

    Hi to all. Searching for mills in the south west. Not got a clue where to start...ie web sites etc. I dont even know how to start a new topic as you can see |banghead| Any help with sites and or using this would be great Thanks Dave

    Started by crazyguy‎, 07-11-2009 12:49 AM
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  12. Who is my 2 x great grandfather?

    Hello, When searching genealogical sites, I often come across phrases like "2 x great grandfather" and "third great grandmother". Obviously these phrases are based on a standard formula. Unfortunately, I don't know what it is! :confused: I presume (maybe wrongly) that my 1 x great...

    Started by josie7644‎, 06-11-2009 3:11 PM
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  13. Maria Courts, baptised 32 years after birth?

    Hi, l wonder if anyone can help, l'm trying to trace someone in my family tree, she was born to Thomas Luke Cooper Courts and his wife Martha according to the census in 1852ish in Edinburgh, Scotland where Thomas was working, seems after her birth Martha came home with her family to Bethnal...

    Started by Valman‎, 26-10-2009 1:50 PM
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  14. finding an out of print book

    Hi all When looking on a well known online booksale place I found a reference to a book written by an ancestor of mine. But they do not have a copy and do not know when or even if this likely to happen. Speeches Delivered By His Excellency Sir Frederick John Burrows, Governor of Bengal,...

    Started by SBSFamilyhistory‎, 05-11-2009 11:32 AM
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  15. Genealogy

    Hello: I have been trying to find a Sayer family in Peckham U.K. I have names but I don't know their relationships to each other. I try addresses but the cemetery names even change .William Charles Sayer came to our family as a young man and was with us for 5 generations. He was a Barnardo Home...

    Started by Barbo‎, 15-04-2009 5:02 AM
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  16. What would you do?

    I am completely stuck with my 2x Great Grandmother Margaret KELLY nee FOSTER. From the 1841 & 1851 censuses I know she was born c. 1809 in Carlisle Cumberland. I can find no baptism records for her. She may have been Roman Catholic but Carlisle Record Office can find no record for her. I...

    Started by margarita‎, 28-10-2009 3:05 PM
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  17. Where has Mitchell Street gone?

    Can anyone track down on MAPCO's London 1868 map, Mitchell Street, Holborn? I just cant seem to find it!

    Started by rocket118‎, 31-10-2009 11:54 PM
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  18. Witches in the Family Tree?

    Hi all As it's Halloween I'm very interested to know if anyone has discovered any ancestors who were suspected of being witches? :eek:

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 31-10-2009 5:01 PM
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  19. London street descriptions

    Does anyone know if there are any publications that gave a description of London streets from early 1800's? Something along the lines of Booth's poverty maps but earlier in date.

    Started by rocket118‎, 02-11-2009 8:41 PM
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  20. TRACING THE FAMILY OF WILLIAM DELICATE, c1818

    |wave| First I would like to say I am new to this site so be gentle! |help| |banghead| I am trying to trace the start of WILLIAM DELICATE'S life, I do know he was born 1818/19, in COOMBE BISSETT, nr SALISBURY in WILTS. There is no trace of him in the 1841 census, but he did marry a HARRIET...

    Started by adge654‎, 02-11-2009 8:54 PM
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