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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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
  12. 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. 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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  14. 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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  15. Edward INALL

    Hi all, I'm looking for the parents of Edward Inall. Born 4th June 1808 in London and christened 3rd July 1808 in St Bartholomews-by-the-Exchange in London. They were supposedly William INALL and Margaret BLACKLOCK who were married on 14th Aug 1803 in St Bartholomews-by-the-Exchange Church,...

    Started by gaelwyn‎, 09-04-2012 2:56 AM
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  16. Moved: Eliza

    Started by junedye64‎, 10-04-2012 10:47 PM
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  17. William SCOTT

    Hi, I'm looking for the parents of William Scott. He was born in England in 1802 and died in Richmond, NSW on 8th Nov 1868. I have tried unsuccessfully to find parents that match both William and Margaret. I was thinking that maybe the parents had passed away and had known the Pitt or Laycock...

    Started by gaelwyn‎, 10-04-2012 5:08 AM
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  18. Thomas Francis O'meara

    I am trying to find the Army Records of Thomas Francis O'Meara he was born in 1858 Dublin? Ireland and was thought to have joined the Army abt 1872-1874. He married louisa Norrington in Jullundur Bengal India on the 22 Sept 1886. She died in Dinapore India in 1890.

    Started by gengrant‎, 09-04-2012 7:51 PM
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  19. Isaac Norrington

    I am looking for any information on Isaac Norrington Colour Sergeant 97th Foot (Earl of Ulster's) Regiment. I think he was engaged in the capture of Delhi in the Indian Mutiney. There is an article concerning him in the East Surrey Family History Society Journal issue no. 2 on the 2nd August 1989....

    Started by gengrant‎, 08-04-2012 8:29 PM
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    09-04-2012, 7:33 PM Go to last post
  20. Smile Emma Godfrey

    I am trying to find more information about Emma Godfrey and any help would be appreciated. Emma was born in Street, Somerset around 1844. Her parents were John Godfrey and Sophia nee White. We have Emma on the 1851 census in Street, Somerset, living with her family. Then Emma is next seen on...

    Started by Elma‎, 09-04-2012 1:58 PM
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    09-04-2012, 5:03 PM Go to last post

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