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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. Moved: Joshua or George McDonald

    Started by Geirgg‎, 05-05-2012 11:32 AM
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. Recording Locations

    Hi, Over the years, I've accumulated thousands of locations relevant to my family tree; from Census data and BMDs etc. I've tried a few different software products which geocode family tree locations with varying success. Personally, though, I find it easier to manually find the locations on a...

    Started by cmollekin‎, 30-04-2012 3:38 PM
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  8. No Death record

    After a couple years searching and a couple of wrong certificates, I have finally found a burial for Joseph Ravenscroft age 2 Ardwick Cemetery, Sept 2 -1846, after new records were put on FMP, I still cannot find a death to correspond with this on Free bmd or Lancs bmd... THis is the death I have...

    Started by valg‎, 24-10-2011 5:17 AM
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  9. Boy's names

    My friend is seeking information regarding his grandfather, KOLITA Hirst Has anyone any info please? radstockjeff

    Started by radstockjeff‎, 29-04-2012 5:06 PM
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  10. Marriage requirements

    Would a person getting married in 1940 needed to have produced their birth cert? They were born c1920.

    Started by Pamelawagster‎, 01-05-2012 6:38 PM
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  11. William Henry WYNN

    Hi, I'm trying to trace the father of my Great Grandfather, William Henry WYNN. He, his wife, Maria nee PAGE and their children emigrated to Australia in 1878. William Henry WYNN : b. 1846, Bilston, Staffordshire - d. 1932 (1932/017342) Banksia, NSW. father : Edward WYNN - Coal miner mother...

    Started by gaelwyn‎, 02-05-2012 7:59 AM
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  12. 1900s queries

    Two questions re 1900s please: no, I don't think any of you were there then, but you may have read of such: Would a divorced person use the term 'widowed' as status on 2nd marriage? A florist selling flowers on the streets, where would she get her flowers? Bulk from a market or by working for...

    Started by Waitabit‎, 08-04-2012 12:15 AM
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  13. Missing family????

    After a very long time searching, I have found a family that interests me greatly(could this possibly be my elusive great-grandmother I dont dare to hope). I have found an 1871 census ~ rg10; p 745; folio 68; page 24 The Laurence family, the main person I am trying to trace would be the Tilly,...

    Started by knbkms‎, 30-04-2012 11:18 PM
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  14. Thomas James Griffiths

    He is just a 'twig' in my tree but of his siblings, he is the only one I can't account for either with a marriage or his death. He was born in Mile End, London around early 1900 and was baptised in Stepney St. Augustine on the 15th April 1900. His father was an Iron Moulder. Addresses as per...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 30-04-2012 7:58 PM
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  15. London.....?

    hey this may sound like a wierd question ,, but im not in the uk so here goes. Where is london? is it in a suburb/county. forgive my ignorance. im looking to get onto ancestry.com and so far.. it comes up with Middlesex??? England not sure if thats right , as i dont have a subsription...

    Started by chelle1957‎, 01-05-2012 10:07 AM
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  16. Lucy Ravenscroft

    Just putting this here for some input 1901 Census Lucy Ravenscroft brn 1882 Manchester living Ardwick Lancs ( 1st cousin 2x removed) 1901 George Fish brn 1882/1883 Grimsby Lincs also living in Ardwick bording with a family 1911 Lucy is living with George as Lucy Ravenscroft, they have a son...

    Started by valg‎, 30-04-2012 2:45 AM
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  17. Question Thomas ALLWRIGHT Birth

    Hi I have recently made a breakthrough in my research concerning our link in the UK from South Africa. I need to discover which Thomas ALLWRIGHT birth is the correct one? I have jotted down a lot of info below in case someone notices a surname. I have quit a bit of UK ALLWRIGHT information,but...

    Started by Darrylallwright‎, 29-04-2012 8:33 PM
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  18. Scrounger

    I see on a census that the head of the family was in the profession section put as a scrounger. But they employed a servant. A scrounger to me would be someone like a rag and bone man or beggar. So not in the position to have a servant. Welcome any comments. Susan

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 27-04-2012 2:11 PM
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  19. descendents of Bridget Mulreaney

    Bridget Mulreaney married John Griffin in March 1859 in Newcastle under Lyme...possible she came from Ireland..looking for info on her

    Started by glendagriffin‎, 28-04-2012 8:43 PM
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    28-04-2012, 9:21 PM Go to last post
  20. Mary McDonald

    I am looking for a needle in a Haystack. Mary McDonald married Alexander Bain on 17th Jan 1874 at The Register Office, Dover in Kent. She is 27 years, residing then at 12 Dolphin Lane, Dover. Her father was John McDonald (deceased) Farm Labourer. The only other record we have for her is when...

    Started by Elma‎, 18-04-2012 4:33 PM
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