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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 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. Question A Salvationist in the family?

    Does anyone know anything about members of the Salvation Army who emigrated to Canada at the beginning of the twentieth century, and whether it was as missionaries? I have some papers left by my grandmother, sent to her by her first cousin once removed who started his family tree well before the...

    Started by pottoka‎, 26-09-2010 4:46 PM
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  2. Notorious American Ancestor

    If you are looking for a notorious American ancestor you might find them in the FBI files. http://foia.fbi.gov/ The Freedom of Information Act has made some of their records available. .Ed

    Started by Ed Bradford‎, 27-09-2010 6:12 PM
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  3. Lightbulb Advice on finding "living relatives"?

    To cut a long story short, I finally traced my g.grandfathers brother last week.(deceased 1930) I have now found what I think was a 2nd wife and children (first wife's daughter married late - no children). I need some advice as to how I would go about trying to post a message on the internet to...

    Started by sunnycrest‎, 24-09-2010 11:20 AM
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    26-09-2010, 5:23 PM Go to last post
  4. Charles Broad

    Hoping some fresh eyes may help find a marriage for my GGGG Grandfather Charles Broad brn 1750 Brereton Cheshire. Charles had 10 children between 1780-1801, the youngest being my GGG Gran Sarah brn 1801 -baptised Wybunbury 1801, I have all the childrens baptisms but they only list a...

    Started by valg‎, 17-09-2010 2:59 PM
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  5. Kate Burdis b. Trinidad & Tobago

    Hi Everyone, I am Michele. I would love some information on a relative by the name of Kate BURDIS, c1836 this is her married surname, her husband was an Edward BURDIS c1824, it states on the 1881 census that she was born in Trindad & Tobago, is there anyway that I could find further...

    Started by Michele04‎, 21-08-2010 11:53 PM
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  6. How rude!".....Does this happen alot??

    Hello everyone! I was just wondering if this happens alot in Genealogy, I'm a member of a well known site. I found a connection with a lady who has my Great great aunt & uncle in her tree, she has my grandads cousin in the tree & down as living. So I have sent her two messages asking about the...

    Started by TreeChaser‎, 23-09-2010 10:14 AM
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  7. How Can I Find Information?

    One of my ancestors, a Mr. William Key(s), was a watchmaker, with his own shop. He lived in Swansea and I know from the record of a court case, that he had the shop in 1852. Unfortunately, this did not give the address. I know his home address from the censuses. How would I go about finding an...

    Started by MaryFrances‎, 24-09-2010 8:03 PM
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    25-09-2010, 6:57 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Adopted child?

    (I would have posted in the Adoption thread, but this is for after 1900.) I had a look at the 1911 census yesterday and discovered in 1911, my great great grandfather, William Ashford and his wife Maria Charlotte adopted a child by the name of Jennie Violet Graham, born in 1908, London. How...

    Started by MandyLou‎, 24-09-2010 12:06 PM
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    24-09-2010, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  9. hockenell

    hi to anyone who can help im new to this site but would like to know some history on my relatives please, it is a john hockenell born 1525 in prenton cheshire and i know that he was murdered in 1590 by a castle keeper and i know that he had something to do with a rebellion against the church but if...

    Started by jayne-flop‎, 23-09-2010 6:19 PM
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    24-09-2010, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  10. ok, own up, who's the name collector

    Who's nicked all the started by names?

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 23-09-2010 7:38 PM
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  11. Albert James Barnes

    I have posted previous threads about my grandfather Albert James Barnes born in Easthampstead in 1870. I had no real information on him past the 1891 census, except he was named on my fathers birth certificate in 1895. He appears to have separated from my grandmother. Well, a little success has...

    Started by Elma‎, 27-05-2010 9:07 AM
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  12. Smile Incoming passenger lists

    Please could someone kindly do a lookup for me? (My access won't allow & can't afford an upgrade at present!!) On the UK Incoming Passenger Lists is a BERTIE CECIL JOHNSON, please could you check the date and where he was coming from and if he was travelling with anyone? Any other details would...

    Started by sunnycrest‎, 21-09-2010 8:22 AM
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  13. 5 New Dorset Str, Brighton in 1920

    Can anyone please help - was the above address a boarding house or sanitorium in 1920. OH's GGF died there of TB but, this was not his home address and I wondered if he went to Brighton for health reasons. Any help would really be appreciated. Tons of luv Hilda

    Started by Hilda Woodley‎, 21-09-2010 5:54 AM
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  14. Cool foreign TV "Who Do You Think You Are"?

    I'm aware this popular programme is shown in the UK with "foreign" versions in the USA and Denmark. However, I wonder if other countries also have this sort of TV programme? Just nosey old me wondering really.......

    Started by British Viking‎, 20-09-2010 5:00 PM
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  15. Frank Voce (1886-1975)

    I understand that Frank Voce, born in Waterloo, Lancashire on 20 Feb 1886 married a Matilda Sharples in West Derby, Liverpool in 1908. They went on to have 4 children:Freda (15 Jun 1912-1997), Eric (1914-1994), William (1916-2005) and Alfred born 1916. The children were all born in West Derby,...

    Started by marnie15‎, 20-09-2010 2:53 PM
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  16. Mary Ann Whitehead and 1861 census

    Mary Ann Whitehead (4 Jun 1842-1877) was born in Boundary Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire to John Whitehead, a Shoemaker and Ann Whitehead (formerly Pearce). She gave birth to a son, John William, on 10 Jan 1862, in Union Workhouse in Newcastle. I have found very brief details...

    Started by marnie15‎, 22-09-2010 3:47 PM
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    22-09-2010, 9:36 PM Go to last post
  17. Ada Florence Butler

    I am looking for the year of death for Ada Florence Butler. I know she was born in Bristol Redcliffe in 1853 and I understand that she is listed in the 1911 census as living in Bow Common Lane, Mile End, London. I understand that Ada F Butler (nee Howell) married Alfred Butler (b. 1842) in 1874...

    Started by marnie15‎, 19-09-2010 6:35 PM
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  18. Millhallow?? Where Is It?

    This is from the 1881 English census from Family Search, trying to find out where young James Cairns was born. A contact has Millhallow, USA, but I can't find the family on the Castle Garden website on the US 1880 census. Can anyone decipher where he was born please? Where ever it was they can't...

    Started by racing girl‎, 25-01-2009 4:32 PM
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    22-09-2010, 3:38 PM Go to last post
  19. Transportation question!

    Hi.. well again i have been looking though the criminal records bit, And i have come accross an interesting man!.. My ? X Great Grandad!.. His name was John Rayden.. He was born in Southwark 1756, In 1805 he was a sexton of the local chrch in Whitechapel, He was accused and convicted of Stealing...

    Started by kellysmith1976‎, 20-09-2010 9:40 PM
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  20. Re - Colonial Office Appointments

    Hello Everyone Could someone help me I need to find where Colonial appointments were advertized, I'm trying to find information on a man who was District Officer Bukoba Tanganika late 1940's early 50's would it be the Times. Thank you Kim

    Started by kcapes‎, 20-09-2010 6:11 PM
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    21-09-2010, 7:41 PM Go to last post

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