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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. SQUIRE RADCLIFFE, WHAT IS THEIR PROPER NAME?

    Hope someone can help. My grandfather Fred Radcliffe was married to Harriet Jackson in Oldham. Fred's father has Squire Radcliffe on all the census. Squire was born about 1836 in Ovenden, Yorkshire. Squire's wife was Sarah Ann and thinks her surname was Morrison, she was from Norfolk. I also think...

    Started by barbie‎, 23-11-2010 7:46 PM
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  2. Question Gardner/Redding

    Lilian Helena Gardner and Jack Redding were married in 1921. She was 24 He was 30. Since then they seem to have disappeared, I can find no Death entry for either of them or second marriage for Lilian or children from that marriage. Any ideas where to look next

    Started by Margaret1940‎, 07-11-2010 4:13 PM
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  3. LOOKING FOR THE LOCATION OF ST PETERS COLLEGE

    Hi I am looking for the location of the POLE-HORE manuscripts they are supposed to be located in St Peters College Wexford but when I googled this site looking for the library I could only find the secondary school and I think such valuable historical documents would be held in a university or...

    Started by sue alderton‎, 22-11-2010 8:24 PM
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    23-11-2010, 7:21 AM Go to last post
  4. Union Workhouse Records

    I have heard that our local archives hold the "Clothing Deposit Book" for the local workhouse. Does anyone know what this book would contain. What is ment by "Clothing Deposit"? Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 22-11-2010 9:09 PM
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    23-11-2010, 4:40 AM Go to last post
  5. Hospitals

    Can someone please tell me where I can search for someone if he was in Hospital when the 1841 census was taken? I ask because it's my only (and probably last) hope of find my GGGrandfather! He was Richard Harrald Spall and he was born in Waltham Cros, Herfordshire in 1824. I have him on every...

    Started by Mrs A‎, 22-11-2010 5:39 PM
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  6. Name Change

    I can track my grandfather, Edward Hope, back to the 1891 census, from there however he seems to disappear. There is a possibility that he might have been born with the surname Owen,and there is an Edward Owen that I can find listed as been born in Gateshead in 1872, which seems to be about right....

    Started by omegaguy‎, 17-11-2010 2:02 PM
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  7. Early Census info

    Is any original documentation kept on record of original entries on early census, pre 1841, or is it just statistical data obtained that has been kept? Thank you

    Started by valg‎, 22-11-2010 12:04 AM
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    22-11-2010, 12:48 AM Go to last post
  8. navigator/ excavator,how to find before 1860s

    hi, I am putting this in general, as not sure whether railway, canal, or both apply to the individual! Can someone tell me if there is a differance between a navigator and an excavator. (in an area and time period where canals and railway could both apply) and having first seen mention of a...

    Started by hepzibah‎, 07-11-2010 10:45 AM
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  9. working class wages, any ideas, books??

    hello, i would like to have some idea how much people earned, it would be interesting to know how much our ancestors earned?, does anyone know of any sources or books on the subject. I know there is a book on old job titles but any books on wage rates?? thanks crh

    Started by celestine53‎, 17-11-2010 5:32 PM
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  10. researching lloyds of london underwriters

    Does anyone know if it's possible to find out more about those who were Lloyds' underwriters in the 1800s? I've just discovered a great-great aunt of mine who seems to have spent 30+ years in the service of the same family in Camden. They begin as doctors but her final master is listed as a...

    Started by nataliew‎, 19-11-2010 10:04 PM
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    20-11-2010, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Finding the missing link

    I am trying to find who was living in the house where my mother was born, when she was born. Although I know what her father was called I can find no other record of him, he was apparantly not married to my grandmother. In 1925 my mother was born in Willesden, London. Does anyone know how I can...

    Started by clarke_g1‎, 17-11-2010 6:21 PM
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    19-11-2010, 1:33 PM Go to last post
  12. Apparel!

    From a will of 1755 I have: `the rest of my wearing apparel both *i***en and woollen I leave to my executors to sell or dispose of`. This is the only word in a 200line will I cannot translate. It could be 6 or 7 letters with 2 or 3 between the i & e. What was worn other than Wollen clothing...

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 24-08-2010 9:31 PM
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  13. Will it ever happen....

    .....for EVERYTHING to be available online sometime in the future i.e. births, deaths. marriages, divorces, burials, tax files, and so on and so on? There's a lot of incomplete ongoing projects here and there where the info is gradually being made available online for us to peruse but complete...

    Started by British Viking‎, 17-11-2010 4:09 PM
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  14. Robert King Aberdeenshire

    King Family Aberdeenshire Scotland. Hi, can anyone help? I am looking for the parents of Robert King who was born in Greyfriars, Aberdeenshire in 1792-96. Robert was married to Mary, but I have no maiden name for her. They had eight children: John Janet Alexander

    Started by Nikkik‎, 18-11-2010 11:53 AM
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  15. Cant read this!

    Could someone please take a look on Ancestry's London Parish BMB index for the following entry: Burial of Thomas Coote on 1st April 1824 in the parish of St.Bride, Fleet St. What is the word that preceeds Sexton? many thanks

    Started by rocket118‎, 18-11-2010 12:06 AM
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    18-11-2010, 8:13 AM Go to last post
  16. Sarah Eliza SHOWELL

    I am looking for the birth of a SARAH ELIZA SHOWELL in Berkshire ca. 1782. Any help appreciated. Tribi.

    Started by tribi‎, 05-11-2010 11:19 AM
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  17. What relation?

    Hi, a simple question. What relation am i to my Mothers Cousin? Does it make us Second Cousins or Half Cousins? I have been told both!! Thanks Graham.

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 11-11-2010 6:15 AM
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  18. Were Centenarians reported in newspaper?

    Rather than tag on to an old thread, I thought it may be better to start a new one. My 4x great grandmother Mary Ann Curnick nee Simpson died 9th April 1876 and her age was given as 100 (death registered by daughter). Her burial entry on 15th April 1876 at St. Mary Battersea also gives her ages...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 13-11-2010 6:25 PM
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    17-11-2010, 7:15 AM Go to last post
  19. Interesting Relationship to Head of House

    Just discovered a relationship that I had not seen before in F.H. research when reviewing census records. 1881. Census : A chap aged 34 was a railway labouer - a widower - with a 12 year old son and a 7 year old daughter. Nothing unusual in that, but also living with him was: A 'lady' aged...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 08-11-2010 8:15 PM
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  20. William Jamieson Campbell c1890 Glasgow

    This Gentleman was a cousin to my GGrandfather. Sorry if this is a rambling post, but my head is in a tizz this morning!! I was in contact with a lady last february through an ancestry 'hint' - but it seems the tree she had on there was not hers, it was done in memory of a dear friend and...

    Started by sonjabuk‎, 16-11-2010 12:26 PM
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