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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. Bitish Newspaper Archive Credit Packages

    Hi, Has anyone purchased the two package for BNA? If I purchse it now say at 2.00pm will it run until 2.00pm on the 26th or is just by date 24 til 26th? The two day package is cheaper per image than the seven day - crazy! Thanks Karen

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 24-04-2012 1:42 PM
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    25-04-2012, 3:28 PM Go to last post
  2. Marcus/Marks Cohen/Cowen death???????

    Lets see if any of you wonderful people can possibly help me out here! My great great grandfather Marcus/Marks Cohen/Cowen who was born about 1830ish in Prueben, of jewish bearings came to this country where he met and married Emma Marx. I have lots of various info regarding their life together but...

    Started by knbkms‎, 23-04-2012 1:16 PM
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  3. hohne: german family history

    how to you go about looking into a German family history from around 1830 + and - my ancestors came from sachenhausen germany to east london. some sugar bakers and some shoe makers any idea's XX

    Started by lisagrace‎, 22-04-2012 11:27 PM
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    23-04-2012, 1:56 PM Go to last post
  4. Robert Heslop

    I am trying to trace my Grandfather Robert Heslop he lived at no 12, Ridsdale street, Darlington in November 1922 and worked as a waiter in a Hotel in South Shields, I think that is the Royal Hotel. He had an illegitamate daughter but his name is on her birth certificate, she is my mother,...

    Started by peterskein‎, 22-04-2012 1:16 PM
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  5. Thomas Bartram and Elizabeth Kirk ofSheffield

    Has any one any details such as birth or death date. I think the birth of Thomas was about 1850

    Started by bmmdonald‎, 14-03-2012 10:18 AM
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    22-04-2012, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  6. Question Could I be related to Genghis Khan?

    There was an interesting item in our paper the other morning: using DNA testing, an organisation has established a genealogical link between Tom Conti and Napoleon Bonaparte. I expect the same article has already appeared in papers in the UK. Following up the hints peppered around the article, I...

    Started by JohnN‎, 17-04-2012 9:45 AM
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  7. Martha Jane Burton

    I'm looking for Martha Jane Burton born 1893 in Much Hadham Hertfordshire. Her parents were James and Jane Burton. Last spotted her on the 1901 census but not can't seem to find out what happened to her. I've been looking at so many Burton's perhaps i've missed her. Appreciate any help. Thanks...

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 17-04-2012 6:46 PM
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    19-04-2012, 6:16 PM Go to last post
  8. Lightbulb Details of inquests..

    Does anyone know how I can get the details of inquests? My Great Great Grandad Henry Miller died after falling from the top deck of an omnibus on 25th October 1876 the inquest was held at the Royal Oak Public House Cheetham Hill Manchester.

    Started by Triplet‎, 18-04-2012 4:06 PM
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  9. Are these names familiar to anyone?

    The 1911 census for one of my families is causing me somewhat of a headache. There is no problem with the head, his wife or their 4 children but it is the 4 adults listed as boarders that are there. If these names and the brief detail that is on the 1911 census are familiar, then I would...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 02-04-2012 6:36 PM
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  10. annie robson

    hello, im trying to find where annie robson was christened/baptised, annie was born 6th/jan/1902 in gateshead, i do know that Annie was christened on 19th feb in gateshead but i cant read the details of where about's, i got a bad print out from Newcastle museum. thankyou

    Started by jack66‎, 16-04-2012 12:30 PM
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    17-04-2012, 7:53 PM Go to last post
  11. Where might I find burial records? Paddington

    Through a very helpful lady, I have seen Memorial Cards for 3 ancestors, my great-great-grandparents and one of their sons. My GG Grandfather and the son were buried at Woodgrange Park Cemetery in East London, in 1912 and 1911 respectively. There's a grave number on the card for my GG...

    Started by Jane_Adams‎, 17-04-2012 11:37 AM
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    17-04-2012, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Land Records

    Can someone please tell me what was the minimum size of land (in acreage) that had to be registered back in 1875. Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 15-04-2012 7:35 PM
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  13. Yorkshire Light Infantry

    HELP! my great grandfather was a corporal in the Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1914. I believe he died in 1916 - I think I found his death notice and medal card - but I cannot find any military records to confirm that this is actually my great grand dad. His name is Henry (Harry) Crookes - I...

    Started by lineageresearch‎, 15-04-2012 10:06 PM
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  14. Transport Question

    Not sure were to post this . The period I am looking at is 1871/ 1875. The small Port of Charlestown shipped china Clay to the Port of Runcorn this at the time was a regular business. It was during this time my GGrandfather a farm labourer (single) left Charlestown to seek his fortune in...

    Started by Geoff Wycherley‎, 15-04-2012 4:38 PM
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  15. Parental Consent

    I've just received a marriage certificate dated 24th July 1845 (Appledram in Sussex). The groom was William Howick "of age" and a bachelor. His father was Thomas Howick. The bride was Sarah Howick "a minor" and a spinster. Her father was George Howick. Both fathers were labourers and the groom...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 14-04-2012 11:25 AM
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  16. Can you spot Sarah for me please?

    Can I ask your help please? I have Sarah Amelia Whitehead in the 1935 Electoral Roll for Stoke Newington The address was 75 Howard Road Stoke Newington (N16) this was a pub called Ebor Arms. After this I have no trace of her at all. Can any spot her anywhere please. She was born in...

    Started by Maggiemac‎, 13-04-2012 1:57 PM
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    13-04-2012, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  17. i'm stuck

    I can find lots of info on the other branches of my family tree but the one I'm most interested in is the hardest and I'm kinda stuck. For one person I have found 4 spellings on official documents LOL I'm looking for Thomas Caveney born in Ireland the 1901 census has him born 1878 in Ireland the...

    Started by Alicat‎, 13-04-2012 10:16 PM
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    13-04-2012, 11:31 PM Go to last post
  18. Colenso surname confusion!

    Hi All, You have all been so helpful to me in the past, so I figured you may be able to help with this one too. I am researching my husbands side of the family tree. I know that the surname Colenso was a given name to many of my father in laws relatives, and I have been fairly successful in...

    Started by Michele04‎, 13-04-2012 12:39 AM
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    13-04-2012, 6:37 PM Go to last post
  19. Charles Cairns Vanished

    Hello, I'm looking for my grandfathers uncle Charles Cairns born in 1909 in Glasgow. I can't find any trace of him not a marriage or death. I have found the info on all 8 of his siblings but he somehow seems to have slipped the net. There is an address for him on his fathers death certificate in...

    Started by griff20‎, 10-04-2012 8:52 PM
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    13-04-2012, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  20. What might be going on here? (Odd census res)

    Hello I haven;t posted on here for a while, but have a little puzzle over residences in the 1841 census which it would be great to get some ideas on before going to the record office, in case there's something extra I should look up. My g-g-grandfather, aged 6, is shown as being of...

    Started by Araminta‎, 10-04-2012 2:02 AM
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    13-04-2012, 5:23 AM Go to last post

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