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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. Lane, Michael - born County Cork

    Attempting to find information on Michael Lane, born County Cork, Ireland. Arrived in New Zealand circa 1840. Wife's name Sarah McFarlane - not sure if they were married before arriving in New Zealand. Judy

    Started by Judy Comer‎, 18-10-2009 5:54 PM
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  2. USA & Canada records

    I'm tracing members of the family who went to Canada and then onto the USA in the late 1880's. I have traced most of the birth records up to 1900's, but now i'm after marriage records for both countries, but they don't seem to be listed on Ancestry past around mid 1920's. Is there anywhere else I...

    Started by Workhorse‎, 16-10-2009 3:54 PM
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  3. National Archives

    I don't know if this is the correct forum for this query (if not I suppose some kind soul will move it :)) Does anyone know what type of documents it is possible to obtain copies of from the National Archives. I have sent an email today but a reply could take ten days so I just wondered if anyone...

    Started by carolchipp‎, 17-10-2009 1:06 AM
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  4. St Bart's Hospital, London

    Does anyone happen to know if St Bart's was used for any particular kinds of illnesses in 1911? I think I've found my great grandmother on the 1911 census, where she is showing as a patient. The only slightly confusing thing is that St Bart's isn't, I don't think, that close to where they were...

    Started by Jane_Adams‎, 17-10-2009 9:34 AM
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  5. Who can read this name?

    I have a photograph in my collection that is as yet unknown. There is a name written on the back but I cannot decipher this - I would welcome any suggestions as to what the name could be. Thanks

    Started by hmcullum‎, 15-10-2009 9:42 AM
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  6. Henry Luff. Bristol

    We have several Luff family members who married into our family. Two of my grandfathers sisters both married Luffs. Others are also connected. I am trying to work out how they are all related. I believe Henry Luff born 1802 in Bristol is the common ancestor. He married Mary Jones in 1820 and...

    Started by Elma‎, 09-10-2009 3:37 PM
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  7. robert dickinson

    trying to trace family of robert dickinson, on his 1796 marriage he is a gentleman of camerton, whatever that means,I have traced the family forward, but anything about his parents and siblings would be great I know he married a jane smith, and had grace and robert still in camerton thanks...

    Started by gillian7‎, 11-10-2009 2:04 PM
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  8. Cause of infants' death

    Hi, My 4xggrandparent's had two children who died in infancy in 1797, one was aged twelve and the other aged six. Also in 1783 they lost another child aged two. Does anyone know of an epidemic in England (W. Yorks) around this time? I realise death in infancy was common in the past but to lose...

    Started by Lizzy9‎, 11-10-2009 12:28 AM
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  9. Eli Cotton

    Can anyone help me to find Eli. He was born 1855 in Bethnal Green. He appears in the 1861 & 1871 census with his family. He marries Emma Laura Thompson in 1879, they have a son Eli Henry in 1880. On 1881 census Eli, Emma & Eli Henry are living in Downham Rd, Islington, with his widowed mother,...

    Started by pennydog‎, 10-10-2009 11:02 PM
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  10. Question WWII records missing Death Certificate

    Hi all My father was sadly killed in an accident in Mozambique in Oct 1965, I would like to access his WWII records and need a death Certificate, all we have is a very poor photocopy of a CERTIDAO DE OBITO from Mozambique, his death was not registered here, either in Consular, High Commission,...

    Started by forestpony‎, 04-10-2009 10:24 AM
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  11. Anyone got this book ?

    Has anyone got a copy of this book that htey could look up a name for me ? Madeleine Windsor. She was a pianist b.1903. I think she may have married a Mr Jeynes "Who's who in music and musicians' international directory"‎ - by David Alan Simmons -Page 231

    Started by markv‎, 09-10-2009 3:25 PM
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  12. Exclamation Inquest

    I wonder if anyone can tell me how I can find out about an accident in LLay Mains mine in 1929 My Uncle was crushed by a tub while working on the haulage side he died three days later in hospital . Where would I get the inquest details from , could anyone help me Regards Squirrell

    Started by squirrell‎, 08-10-2009 8:39 PM
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  13. CURTIS/RAWLES

    Looking for parents of; WILLIAM CURTIS born about 1798 in WIMBORNE MINSTER DORSET, and ANN ??? his wife. William died in March 1864 and Ann in 1888 both in Wimborne district. Also need date and place of marriage. Also looking for parents of JOHN RAWLES born April 1808 in BERE HEATH DORSET and...

    Started by John55‎, 09-10-2009 3:06 PM
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  14. Victor Lyons 1901 census

    I have a Victor Lyons born 1897 freeband has him registered in Woowich. His father died and his mother Harriet married an Alfred John Neill in Greenwich in March qt 1901,I cant find any of them in the 1901 census. Could I please ask you folks if you can help me? On the 1911 census Victor is...

    Started by Maggiemac‎, 09-10-2009 11:35 AM
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  15. Post List of Miners

    Hi My Great Grandfather was a Minng Engineer from Scotland He worked either in LLay Main Or Gresford Pit His name was Andrew Boosie , his wife was Margaret they lived in Gwersylt Would be grateful if any body has any recollection of him working in either Mine Regards Squirrell

    Started by squirrell‎, 09-10-2009 7:20 PM
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  16. British Waterways Archives

    I'm sure someone out there will know the answer and it may be just the link I need. :confused: My 3 x Gt Grandfather married in Aylesbury in 1821 and by 1823 was living in Gt Berkhamstead. I have no idea where he was born and can only guess at either Bucks or Herts. He fathered two sons both born...

    Started by Barbara F‎, 09-10-2009 2:55 PM
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  17. Lookup please: where did she drive from?

    Lilian Driver 1911- 1985 Born 14 Sep 1911 Scotswood Road, Newcastle on Tyne Chr 8 Nov 1911 Benwell Dist (entry 280 book 13) Died 26 Aug 1985 Born Newcastle, moved age 7 to Southampton then to Erith Married Esdel Blanchard 22 Aug 1936 Who were her parents and grandparents? Many thanks

    Started by JohnF‎, 16-06-2009 6:15 AM
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  18. John Harris

    John Harris is my G-G Grandfather. He was born around 1825 in Worcester and worked as an iron moulder. He married Frances Elizabeth Pursell born around 1834 in Worcester. The only information I have on them is the 1851 and 1871 census. Their daughter Mary Ann Pursell Harris was my great...

    Started by Elma‎, 08-10-2009 10:27 AM
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  19. Baptised Twice?

    I came across a new event for me (after 20-odd years of research, that's a novelty!!!) when I discovered that my3xgreat grandfather had been baptised twice! He was born on 5 July 1818 and was baptised in the parish church in Hillingdon later that same month. His parents full names were recorded...

    Started by ashbee‎, 08-10-2009 11:46 AM
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  20. An 'obscure' location in England

    A fellow researcher from the U.S. has indicated that the place of bith for an immigrant to the US was born in WARFORD U.K. No county was indicated. I've 'googled' with no success. I've checked Watford, to no avail. Is there/was there such a place? Thanks

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 30-09-2009 9:39 PM
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