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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. Cordelia

    Joseph Phillips born 1833 was married to Cordelia born 1838 in Callington, Cornwall. I can find no mention of their marriage so cannot find her pre marriage surname, and therefore cannot trace her birth in Callington. How do I go about finding this please? They are mentioned on the 1901 Census...

    Started by margreen‎, 07-06-2010 7:17 PM
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  2. Life can be so sad

    I have just completed another twig on my 'tree of life' and it just about "broke my heart". For obvious reasons I won't post names except her's which was Martha Llewellyn born 1844 in Rosemarket, Pembrokeshire and died October 8, 1906 at age 62 in the lunatic asylum at Bridgend. During her life,...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 01-05-2012 7:47 PM
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  3. At what age was a person deemed an 'adult'?

    At what age was a person in the period of 1810-1830 deemed an adut? 18, 21 or another age? This may assist me in future research. Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 11-05-2012 4:35 PM
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  4. John Connell

    Hi, I am trying to find out about a John Connell, that was born in Ireland (don't know where). His profession was tailor. He had a daughter named Catherine (or Catharine) Connell whom was born abt 1846 in Ireland also. She married a George McDonald in Liverpool in 1865, at which time her father...

    Started by Geirgg‎, 05-05-2012 11:23 AM
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    11-05-2012, 7:06 PM Go to last post
  5. relationship

    can someone please help me with this question?? what relationship are sarah + james3 and fred + arthur to each other and what relationship are sheila and james4 to each other james1 marries ann they have children james2 and sarah james 1 marries sarah...

    Started by lisagrace‎, 11-05-2012 1:50 PM
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    11-05-2012, 4:09 PM Go to last post
  6. Question Finding the Sheehan side of my family tree

    I know very little about the sheehan side of my family. My gt grandmother was Elizabeth Sheehan born in Aberavon Wales in 1860. Her parents were Patrick and Elleanor(Ellen) both born in Ireland what part I don't know. In the 1861 Welsh census Patrick was 32, Elleanor 26, John aged 5, Ellen aged 3...

    Started by scooter‎, 08-05-2012 7:55 PM
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    11-05-2012, 3:12 PM Go to last post
  7. Naming Issue

    THOMAS THOMAS THOMAS 1] Isaac Johnson has a son Thomas with wife #1 2] Jane Marsh has a son Thomas with unk 3] Isaac and Jane (wife #2) have a son Thomas When they usually had 8-10 children, it was very common to name a later child with the same name as one who died earlier. A quick scan has no...

    Started by kenrigby‎, 10-05-2012 4:09 AM
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    11-05-2012, 8:20 AM Go to last post
  8. Theresa and Ernest Mayer

    I have made a previous posting regarding Theresa Connell but this was just linking her up positively to my family. I have the information now, before her marriage but I am getting stuck after this. Theresa Connell was born on 25 Oct 1851 in Pancras, Middlesex. She married Ernest Mayer, age 25, a...

    Started by Elma‎, 09-05-2012 9:53 AM
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  9. Sarah and John Tyrell

    Another of G-Grandma's siblings who disappears into the ether. Sarah Connell I have Sarah Connell in census up until her marriage in 1876 and then I come unstuck! Sarah Connell was born in 1850 in St Pancras. She marries John George Tyrell on 4 Dec 1876 at The Parish Church, Haverstock Hill....

    Started by Elma‎, 09-05-2012 3:29 PM
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  10. Francis Oldfield

    Francis Oldfield died Prestbury Jan 1839 aged 63 birth abt 1776 Married Betty Orme Prestbury 1799 Dilema: 1 baptism each side of 1776 2 Baptisms both Macclesfield which fit with where he wed and births of his children Baptism 1 - 2 March 1775 St Michael parents George and Hannah...

    Started by valg‎, 09-05-2012 3:20 AM
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    09-05-2012, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  11. A poem I've forgotten?

    I remember learning a poem at school, I know it was about the river Thames Can anyone else remember or tell me where it came from or anything about the names?

    Started by Mutley‎, 07-05-2012 12:22 AM
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    07-05-2012, 9:49 PM Go to last post
  12. Marriage Cert info

    Hi I have a copy marriage cert for my g.g.grandmother from the local library, which to be honest doesnt have a lot of information on it i.e both parents names and where they where from I was wondering if i send for this cert from the GRO will I just get the same copy or will there be more info on...

    Started by olliepolly‎, 07-05-2012 5:12 PM
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  13. Workhouse deaths

    Upon checking the Parish Register for St. Marylebone, I have found that a person died November 21, 1907. The cause of death was stated so presumably he was treated at the infirmary there. The cause was Bronchial Asthma. The register indicates that the body was taken by friends for burial. ...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 06-05-2012 9:41 PM
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  14. Thumbs up Origin of the name BEEHOO

    Can anyone out there help me? My grandmother on my fathers side was Rose Ellen Beehoo born 1898 in West Deeping Lincs. According to family rumour her Family were originally Dutch, I have traced back to her Grandfather Thomas Beehoo born 1811 in Market Deeping Lincs, with his father possibly...

    Started by padawson_1‎, 17-02-2006 3:35 PM
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  15. Moved: Joshua or George McDonald

    Started by Geirgg‎, 05-05-2012 11:32 AM
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  16. Elizabeth MOLYNEUX

    Hi all, I'm looking for the mother of Elizabeth MOLYNEUX (b. 1808 -d. 1855) Her father was John MOLINEUX and her mother was ESTHER ????. There is no other name on IGI and can't find a record in freereg :confused5: Elizabeth married George Page in 1832 at St Martins Church, Tipton,...

    Started by gaelwyn‎, 06-05-2012 1:57 AM
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  17. Where have these villages gone?

    I have had another thread on here (Parental Consent) and in an attempt to establish if there are two William and Sarah Howicks who moved around and changed their date/place of birth or whether there are two very similar families I have been trying to track them through the years and check all the...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 19-04-2012 2:53 PM
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  18. London - Jenkins family query!

    Hi, I'm very, very new to this - please be kind if I get something wrong. I've been trying to trace my grandfather's family back, but can't get any further than him! The little information that I have is that my grandfather was born around the London area (I think Islington, though that...

    Started by MissClare‎, 03-05-2012 3:16 PM
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    05-05-2012, 6:59 AM Go to last post
  19. born in Hull c1805

    Hi everyone, hope you can help. John Spalding in 1851 and 1861 states born Hull c1805 - can you please tell me where I can find baptisms online - looked at all the major sites and do not find anything for him, and very little for Hull. Any help will be appreciated. Regards Hilda

    Started by Hilda Woodley‎, 03-05-2012 1:27 PM
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  20. George PAGE

    Hi all, I'm looking for the parents and birth of George PAGE, my Great Great Grandfather. He married Elizabeth MOLYNEUX (b. 1808) in 1832 in St Martins Church, Tipton, Staffordshire. The information I have didn't show the name of his parents, though I do know that Elizabeth's parents were...

    Started by gaelwyn‎, 03-05-2012 3:59 AM
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    04-05-2012, 6:34 AM Go to last post

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