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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. Army Deserters

    Looking for information about Army Deserters. Specificly, Thomas Meadows Baum. 1824-1861. Original trade, Butcher, in Wigston, Leic's. Probably joined the Leicester 'Tigers', and i guess he would have deserted from the Crimean War, and went to Australia to look for his transported father. Any help...

    Started by Splingedog‎, 18-10-2010 12:59 PM
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    Henry James TYLER (b.1862, Milton, Kent) and Margaret McGREGOR (b.1861, Kildare, Ireland) were married in the June Q 1890 in Milton Kent (awaiting copy of marriage certificate). By 1901 Margaret was a widow with 3 sons, Reuben, Douglas Henry and Gordon Herbert - all born Milton, Kent. Henry had...

    Started by Jellylegs‎, 17-10-2010 2:32 AM
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  3. Thomas Hancock M.D. Of London 1761-1845

    HANCOCK, Thomas MD Thomas Hancock MD, b. 10 April 1761, d. 24 March 1845 What we know- Survived Ship Wreck on way to USA Daughter Sophie married Samuel Pleasant "S.P." Harris Ended up in Union South Carolina USA- Will etc. filed there....

    Started by cbladey‎, 16-10-2010 1:13 PM
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  4. What happens next??

    I don't know if this questions been asked before! When you research your direct family lines, what happens when you get as far as you can? Do you spread the branches of your trees or do you start other projects/hobbies? I'm nowhere near this but just thought I'd ask. Thanks Treechaser!

    Started by TreeChaser‎, 15-10-2010 1:48 PM
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  5. linden

    im looking for info on mary e mason she was 65 when she died jun 1988 in birmingham and she married in chichester 1951 augher maiden name was linden and had a sister briget who died 2002

    Started by sammieg74‎, 15-10-2010 5:22 PM
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  6. Linking Brothers - possibly!

    Apologies if this query is in the wrong forum... I uuummed and aaahhhhed as to whether it should be a general posting or a census posting... then figured it was best to post it rather than not...... please let me know if I have erred! Anyway the query..... Im trying to establish if James Large...

    Started by Val Large‎, 16-10-2010 5:59 AM
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  7. Can anyone decipher this ?

    The best I have got is Sarah Goundhill ?? See links below:

    Started by alanjw‎, 14-10-2010 10:26 AM
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    16-10-2010, 4:23 AM Go to last post
  8. Question One site will but another won't - why?

    Last weekend, I started a long post about families descending from my great-grand-aunt, Ann Jane Rice, ne Hudson, who appear and disappear like magicians' assistants: here one census, gone the next ... I was going to ask for help in finding them, but my keyboard kept jumping from azerty to querty...

    Started by pottoka‎, 15-10-2010 8:59 PM
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  9. family connexions

    hi i am looking for any connextions betweeen the lindens of ireland/birmingham and masons please i would be greatfull for any help thanks sam

    Started by sammieg74‎, 15-10-2010 4:58 PM
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  10. Manchester Connection for John Larkin (1914)

    Hi All, My grandfather is listed on his Birth and Baptismal as being born in Holmfield, Wilbraham Road, Manchester. His mother is Catherine Larkin (Domestic Servant) and no father listed. The adoption agency (St Patrick's Guild Dublin ) couldn't offer much more, he was taken to Ireland by his...

    Started by Cathbr‎, 15-10-2010 11:40 AM
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  11. Baystons in USA from 1855 onwards

    Im interested in tracing the Bayston side of the family that left Lincolnshire for USA in the 1850's. I can trace Robert and Kezia Bayston and that they had children and all lived in Illinos and Nebraska but i would like to trace from then onwards. Does anyone know the best search sites to use for...

    Started by r1yarno‎, 13-10-2010 11:18 AM
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  12. Brixton Prison!!!!!! But why?????????

    I found my Great Great Grandfather on the 1911 census listed under Brixton Prison. This is a skeleton in the cupboard that was never shared with me and I am curious to learn why he was there. Does anyone know how I can find this information out? Previous to this he lived in Stratford, West...

    Started by Petrose‎, 13-10-2010 9:16 PM
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  13. Death information on BMD

    From an old family bible, I know that my great grandparents had a son, Percy Vaughan, who I suspect died as an infant (he does not seem to appear on either the 1901 or 1911 censuses). The bible simply states his name, born at Pontypridd and died at Pontypridd (no dates, etc.). There are two...

    Started by Jonesy‎, 11-10-2010 8:30 PM
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  14. Checking who lived at an address?

    I'm still on the trail of a great aunt who is proving rather elusive, or rather her husband is as so far I've been unable to find any information on him. According to my mum, who is the only family member left alive who really knows anything about her, she was married late in life to a man called...

    Started by Graham Knight‎, 13-10-2010 8:31 PM
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    13-10-2010, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  15. Andrew Millar b. c1827 Greenock, Scotland

    I am looking for the birth and or baptism of Andrew Millar who was born c1827 in Greenock, Scotland and if possible the names of his parents. He married Jane Sarah Percival in Melbourne, Victoria Australia on 8/1/1853, so must have arrived in Australia some time before then. He died in Ararat,...

    Started by essexclark‎, 25-02-2009 2:49 AM
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    11-10-2010, 3:19 AM Go to last post
  16. Business contracts?

    Not wanting to confuse this with my previous thread I'm posing this question in a new thread. In the papers I already have regarding my ancester's corkmaking business in London there's mention of a contract to supply goods to the LCC ("London County Council"). Does anybody know if it is...

    Started by British Viking‎, 09-10-2010 7:14 PM
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    09-10-2010, 8:32 PM Go to last post
  17. What did they do in the intervening years?

    Probably an impossible question to answer but here goes: brothers (from Denmark) Christian and Axel set up a corkmaking business in Bermondsey, South London in 1899. In 1902 the enterprise went bust. (Christian's my great-grandfather). Chrisian died in 1913 in Islington aged 57 and Axel died...

    Started by British Viking‎, 09-10-2010 5:42 PM
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  18. Question West Finchley Cork Club

    Hi all, I have a large (A1 size) photograph of the men in the West Finchley Cork Club. They are all dressed up in 'fairytale and nursery rhyme' costumes and are on an Emblematic Car (a parade float). I know my Great Grandfather is in the picture and I know he died in 1933. I have no idea...

    Started by gemmaperry_1‎, 09-10-2010 5:15 PM
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    09-10-2010, 5:25 PM Go to last post
  19. Red face National Insurance Numbers around 1950

    Please can anybody help? Apparently, UK National Insurance numbers used to have a prefix which indicated country of origin. Does anybody know which country the prefix 'Z' denoted? I would be very grateful for any help on this matter. Best wishes. Ann

    Started by Ann Dee‎, 08-10-2010 1:03 PM
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    09-10-2010, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  20. Censuses

    Who completed the census returns in 1911 and before was it an enumerator or a household member?

    Started by robsnicta‎, 08-10-2010 7:54 PM
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