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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. Who Was Matthew Fuller's Father+G'Father

    My ancestor Matthew Fuller bap.01 April 1732 Hempstead, Norfolk UK. IGI entry shows father as Benjamin Fuller. Have found a Benjamin Fuller bap. 19 Jun 1695 Blickling, Norfolk and a Benjamin Fuller about 1697 Hempstead. There is also a marriage between a Benjamin Fuller and Mary Nobs 05 Jan 1722 at...

    Started by mikmog‎, 29-06-2012 1:34 PM
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  2. Dennis Hilsdon Esq?

    Hi I am back, not been on here much as I have been busy but I am back in the genealogy swing. On A*****y some London Land tax records have come online and I found some ancestors of mine on there but one name cropped up which has got my antenna twitching. Dennis Hilsdon Esq, living at Dover...

    Started by benny1982‎, 27-06-2012 2:40 PM
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    28-06-2012, 8:35 PM Go to last post
  3. Illegitimacy and Marriage Certificates

    I have a marriage record between Joseph Graves born abt 1837 and Mary Ann Pain. His age is marked as 'full' on the record with no Father's name. An experienced researcher friend advises me that because there is no Father's name on the marriage record, Joseph is most likely illegitimate. Is this...

    Started by foxgrapes‎, 26-06-2012 10:58 AM
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  4. Land Tax Records

    I have a query over these that someone may be able to solve. Covenant Perfrement is in these records (badly transcribed) 15 times from 1808 to 1823 at St Leonard, Shoreditch. He was born in 1772, was in Shoreditch from at least 1802, and was buried there in 1811 (age 40). He had a son with a...

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 27-06-2012 10:20 PM
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  5. Albert Henry Thomas Richardson death????

    Can anyone help me locate the death of Albert Henry Thomas Richardson, I have his baptism record that shows he was baptised on 8th July 1891. He is the son of Henry William and Lavinia Agnes Richardson. They had 9 children, two of them died (1911 census info), one of which must have been this...

    Started by knbkms‎, 25-06-2012 5:05 PM
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  6. Confusing relationships for Lilly's in 1851?

    Charles Lilly appears in Stoke on Trent during the 1851 census with his wife Thomasine and daughter Sarah, now that is pretty straight forward obviously but further reading shows that Charles' brother George and his wife Martha are staying with them. Now comes the confusing part as there are two...

    Started by RobinC‎, 24-06-2012 4:50 PM
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    25-06-2012, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  7. Share your old letters, envelopes, documents!

    Hi, Recently, I purchased a letter written to a relative of mine on eBay. Whilst it cost very little, from a personal perspective, it had great value. That made me think it would be great if there was a way of sharing similar items. Most of us have old letters, documents, photos which would...

    Started by bsward‎, 23-06-2012 1:37 PM
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    24-06-2012, 2:09 PM Go to last post
  8. Why did she have 5 spurious children?

    I have a distant ancestor who between 1785 & 1792 had 5 children and each is listed as "spurious daughter / son of...." Why would she have had so many children outside of wedlock? I know the actual answer is unavailable but it has intrigued me.

    Started by RobinC‎, 23-06-2012 10:38 PM
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  9. Divorce Records

    I have 2 occurrences of divorce in my tree, 1 in the late 1930's early 40's and 1 in the 1950's Are there any records I could find? All parties are deceased Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 24-06-2012 11:44 AM
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    24-06-2012, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  10. Esther Grosskopf

    Need to find a death for Esther to "finish" her off on my tree, have all other info thanks members..last found on 1881 census, her hubby is a widow in 1891.. Esther Grosskopf brn abt 1832 1881 census..Chorlton...RG11; Piece: 3937; Folio: 32; Page: 5 Checked Lancs bmd but Chorlton isnt...

    Started by valg‎, 23-06-2012 7:13 AM
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  11. GEORGE F TAYLOR

    Hi, I am new to all this but I am searching for my Fathers Father George F Taylor born 1880 came to Boston around 1911. I believe his wife would have been Ida Taylor. Thank you! Doreen Taylor-Going

    Started by dmgoing60‎, 14-06-2012 3:20 PM
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  12. ANN E ROACH.

    Hiya, My Ann E Roach was born in Leeds in about 1883. She marries Percy J Smith and they settle in the Hertfordshire area. Any info on her life prior to her marriage - in particular details of her parents & siblings. Thanks for reading... xxx

    Started by sammysaid‎, 20-06-2012 12:18 PM
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  13. henry gallagher

    Could anyone help me please, my mom is trying to trace Henry Gallagher born circa 1873 she has found him on various census' but cant find where he was born, his siblings were born in Aston/Birmingham but no trace of him. We would be really grateful of any help thank you Kelly

    Started by kelly1969‎, 20-06-2012 7:11 PM
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  14. EDWARD LEWIS HARDCASTLE

    Hi I wonder if anyone can help me, during my reseach into my grandfathers family tree I find that he had a 2nd cousin named EDWARD LEWIS HARDCASTLE born 17 April 1874 London who was in the Royal Navy and also the army. While he was in the navy I would like to find out on which vessel he was on. ...

    Started by silverender‎, 20-06-2012 7:06 PM
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  15. Exclamation Two query's for you

    I have the cenus for 1891 of my granmother and she was 6yrs old and she was living with her mother's parents and father Thomas Birtwhistle, and mother not there, then in 1911 she was with her mother sarah ann birtwhistle when she was 22yrs old, and found her father died in 1904, and in 1901 she was...

    Started by mok1‎, 13-06-2012 7:47 PM
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  16. Proof of ID for the National Archives

    Does anyone know if the National Archives need to have paper documents for proof of address? I'm asking because I do everything online and have no paper documents and do not have a printer.

    Started by RobinC‎, 18-06-2012 11:15 PM
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  17. Jackson Sibling

    On the 1911 census it states my G Gran had 7 children 5 living, I can account for 6 of them inc my Gran but would like to find the 7th to complete the family, I have tried searching births in the area using the biggest gaps between children as a guide..what I have so far, I dont have access to...

    Started by valg‎, 26-05-2012 8:09 AM
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  18. Divorce query

    With the help of Jellylegs, I have discovered that my great grandfather's brother (Herbert Douglas Crouch) married an Ellen Taylor in 1907 and either divorced her or she died sometime before 1934 as he appears to have married again to a Lilian E Gallagher nee Crump. I have looked on the TNA...

    Started by RobinC‎, 22-01-2011 11:05 PM
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    18-06-2012, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  19. margreen - John Franklin

    On the marriage certificate ofJohn Franklyn and Jane Judd in 1851 it names the father of John as John Frankyn, Lieutenant in the Army. On a later census he is spoken of as an Out Chelsea Pensioner. They have no record of him. Which army records can I check. The Frankly family lived in Norfolk.

    Started by margreen‎, 18-02-2010 10:18 AM
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  20. Boston

    Can anyone tell me when the "Loggerheads" public house closed? It was located in South Street, just off the Market Place. Another pub I am interested in is "The Plough", situated on High Street, somewhere near St Annes Lane. Also my grandparents lived at 5 Skirbeck Road, and my mother always refers...

    Started by hardyi‎, 11-07-2010 7:16 PM
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