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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. Why marry in London?

    Thomas Walford Challis married Emma Davey in the March quarter of 1847 at St James, Westminster but both Thomas & Emma were born in the Braintree district of Essex according to the censuses I have found after they were married. The reason I'm asking is because their children are also born in...

    Started by RobinC‎, 09-07-2012 6:13 PM
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  2. John or Joseph?

    For some reason John and Joseph seem to be peculiar problems for me at the minute. John Stanton (1737 - 1791) had many children with his wife Elizabeth including three baptised John. One died young in 1767 but the other two seem to have survived John (1768 - 1832) and John (1772 -) I ask myself...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 07-07-2012 7:37 PM
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  3. Ivy Louisa Dare, born 1900 in Surrey

    Ivy L Dare is at the residence of Albert & Louisa Sarah Challis at Farnham, Surrey during the 1911 census and is listed as being their niece. Albert Challis 48 Louisa Sarah Challis 55 William Percy Challis 18 Ivy Louisa Dare 11 Louisa Berthon Challis 5 I have tracked Ivy down on the 1901...

    Started by RobinC‎, 09-07-2012 7:53 PM
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  4. Tips for searching parish records

    Can anyone offer tips for searching parish records for baptisms, marriages and deaths. What is the best way to find the marriages and births of the parents for people I've already found? For example, I've found that my 4 x grt grandfather was baptised at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey in 1787...

    Started by RobinC‎, 11-04-2010 12:48 PM
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  5. Alice Crouch

    I have been looking again at the parents and siblings of my 5 x great grandfather Thomas Crouch who I believe was born circa 1748 in the City of London. As mentioned in a previous thread that I can't find, Thomas's parents could well have been Edward & Alice (Else). Now my query is that I...

    Started by RobinC‎, 08-07-2012 11:37 AM
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  6. FreeBMD Questions

    1] I know that you can ask for a birth cert with the stipulation " only if the father is this and the mother is that". I was wondering if it was possible to order a cert where the child is blank and you could write in " any child if the father is this and the mother is that". Just for a small...

    Started by kenrigby‎, 07-07-2012 3:58 PM
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  7. Funeral of Divorah (diver) Smith

    Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone out their knows anything about the funeral of Diver Smith in August 1933. It was quite a large funeral which took place in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Diver's coffin was carried on the fire engine called 'Vivien'. As it was a large funeral for a man...

    Started by Cspencer‎, 07-07-2012 10:43 AM
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  8. Carrie Cox born 1901 in West Ham

    I have come across a Carrie Cox who was born as a result of the second marriage of Harriet Crouch, however I cannot find any trace of Carrie being born in 1901 in West Ham. These are the only births for Carrie Cox between 1900 & 1902: Births Mar 1901 Cox Carrie Wolverhampton 6b 673 ...

    Started by RobinC‎, 29-12-2010 4:28 PM
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  9. Andrews Newspaper Index Cards

    Hi everyone....I have just found a Andrews Newspaper Index Card 'cutting' with the following info. MARSHALL- WILLIAMS- Joseph L. Marshall married Ellen Williams 1873. and resided 1 Emerson Place, Southwark. Will issue comunicate with Silkin and Silkin, 8/9 Giltspur St. London E.C.1. Does anyone...

    Started by pat fowles‎, 04-07-2012 5:40 AM
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  10. EDITH BUSBY - Oxfordshire.

    Any info on Edith Busby prior to her marriage into the Harnett clan would be fantastic. Born abt 1878 Piddington / Oxfordshire. Who were her parents and were there any siblings.??? Thanks for reading this post... x

    Started by sammysaid‎, 20-06-2012 12:13 PM
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  11. Thompson family in Northumberland

    I have been searching for my mother's family in England for a number of years without success. The progenitor of our family in Canada is Thomas Thompson, born in Northumberland, we believe near Wooler or Berwick upon Tweed abt 1780. He came to Canada about 1840 with his sons Thomas and James....

    Started by donwad‎, 03-07-2012 11:26 PM
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  12. Pricey UK certificates V Sth.Australian

    Being brought to order via Family Health issues, I thought to order Mothers death cert. 1878. Held off earlier as,'why',- 'expensive just now',- 'Sister told me cause of death', Online they tell me I need to pay $43 + $ 9.15 Reg'd post. Aust. Cert doesn't even have her Parent name. Example so...

    Started by Waitabit‎, 03-07-2012 12:09 PM
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  13. Daughter-In-Law Question Please

    I have a Thomas Russell 26 married to a Mary Russell 20. There are 2 children listed Elizabeth Burr aged 1 and Hannah Burr 10. The children are stated on the census as his daughters-in-law. What does this mean please, as they are obviously not his daughters-in-law as we know it these days. Thanks.

    Started by foxgrapes‎, 04-07-2012 12:37 AM
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  14. William Wilkinson Look Up

    I have several possible death records for my ancestor and can't narrow them down, as I can't get to the physical records, would anyone be able to help? Some of the possible records are; William Wilkinson Jan-Feb-Mar 1885 Pancras Vol: 1b Page 122 " " Jul-Aug-Sep 1887 Pancras...

    Started by Deb525‎, 01-07-2012 6:53 AM
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  15. WW2 Bomb Register Romford Essex

    My Grandparents Ernest Thomas & Ella Fulcher, lived in no. 1 Hog Hill Road Colliers Row Romford Essex during WW2. There has always been a Family rumour that their house was destroyed by a "Doodle Bug" flying bomb, is there a register of houses in Romford that were destroyed where I can confirm...

    Started by gengrant‎, 01-07-2012 1:18 AM
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  16. William Toms where are you in1891

    I am looking for William Toms. I have him in 1911 age 45 with his wife and most of his family living in Newtown, Cwmbran. he gives his birth place as Sepworth Wilts I have him in 1901 age 35 with his wife and family in Tycanel, Cwmbran he is a Timberman in a coalmine. his birthplace is given as...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 09-06-2012 9:41 PM
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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