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  1. Help - Close to Giving up!!

    Hi all, one of my elusive ancestors is proving so elusive that I don't know what to do anymore to break down this brickwall |help| I am researching my 2x great grandfather, George JOHNSON. I have managed to locate his parish marriage entry and marriage certificate in 1845. I have been...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 24-04-2009 11:43 AM
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  2. Tracing a person who appears to have not existed

    Is there any way of finding a persons date of birth if there appears to be no birth certificate or baptism record and the age appears different on different sites. I have an ancestor who appears on the census as from 1861 as 9, 1871 as 18 then from 1881 on as 29, 39 etc, on her marriage...

    Started by carold‎, 26-04-2009 2:24 PM
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  3. Unhappy The nine year Brickwall STILL STANDS

    Dear birdlip, Sue P, Raffaele et al, Sent for the 1862 death cert for Miles Dixon, sob!! Still not my Miles but a 16 yr old. Are there any reasons maybe why somebody's death wouldn't be recorded? Any help still appreciated. Alex

    Started by Alex‎, 26-04-2009 4:25 PM
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  4. Gibbons brickwall

    My GG Grandfather Jonathan Gibbons married Ann Sodo 1808 in Old St London. In the 1841 census he is mistranscribed as Gibbins and living with: Caroline Gibbins 35 wife Ann Gibbins 6 daughter Margaret Gibbins 3 daughter However I don't think Caroline was his wife. He was still married to...

    Started by junedye64‎, 25-04-2009 9:28 AM
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  5. Edith Booth

    I cannot trace the birth certificate of my maternal grandmother, Edith Booth. I know she was born in Tottington Lower End, Bury, in 1890 and the 1901 census places her there but I cannot trace her birth.

    Started by seacrest2‎, 26-04-2009 1:26 PM
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  6. The elusive grandfather

    Hi guys A little while ago I asked for help in tracing my elusive grandfather I have now been informed by a member of his first wifes descendants that he may have changed his name to the family name that he was lodging with and that his ancestors could of come from cornwall .Where or how do I check...

    Started by Angewozere‎, 31-08-2008 9:36 PM
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  7. Would you bother, if they arent bothered?

    Ok, I'm trying to 'do' my husbands side of the tree, they are after all in my childrens direct line. Hubby's dad came round today and I decided to quiz him. I know hubbys g/parents were Fred and Edna Shepherd. I initially found only 1 Fred Shepherd marrying an Edna Hallam (although based on...

    Started by SearchingSadler‎, 12-04-2009 3:27 PM
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  8. Marriage brickwall

    Hi guys, A while ago I asked for some information but couldn't get very far, so I and am giving it another go. I am looking for a marriage between Henry or Harry Bright and Harriet Emily Thake. Harriet Emily Thake was born 29 March 1855 in Billericay, Essex. Their first child, Thomas, was...

    Started by Pobblebonk‎, 24-04-2009 1:12 PM
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  9. William Booth

    I am trying to find out what happened to my great great grandfather, John Booth born 1811 in Tottington Lower End. I cannot find his certificates. Also, his son John William Booth born in 1849. Any help would be hugely appreciated.

    Started by seacrest2‎, 23-04-2009 8:10 AM
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  10. Elisha Lee b. 1710--Help!

    Solve my earlier mystery of William Riley Lee.. Have got further back and now looking for any connections, or help to get further back, or Photos, stories anything!! From my G.G Grandmother-- -- Selina Alice Lee b. 1898 -- William Riley Lee b.1875 --Riley Lee b.1826 -- Joseph Lee b. 1797 --...

    Started by JamieG1782‎, 25-04-2009 1:25 AM
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  11. Thomas Whittaker

    Trying to trace my grandmother's first husband, Thomas Whittaker. We think she did a runner because of his drinking and violence and didn't manage to trace and divorce him for many years. We know she married him in 1916 in Burnley ( they both came from Tottington ) and are in the 1901 census but...

    Started by seacrest2‎, 23-04-2009 7:06 PM
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  12. Charles Doe 1851 census???

    I am trying to trace my ancestor Charles Doe along with his parents George & Mary and siblings. They appear on the England census of 1841 - Class HO107, Piece 709, Folio 9, Page 11, However, they seem to have disappeared on the 1851. I need to know where his parents were born on this census. On...

    Started by rocket118‎, 24-04-2009 1:51 PM
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  13. Where is William Harrison????

    Hi, My brickwall is my great grandfather William (Henry) Harrison. He was born about 1883 and according to the 1911 census in Hemsley, Yorkshire. Couldn't find anywhere with that name and it has been suggested that it could be Helmsley in Yorkshire. He married my great grandmother Edith Maud...

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 22-04-2009 11:00 PM
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  14. Ben/Benjamin Pickersgill

    Hi, I've just registered with the Brit-Gen forum in the hope someone can help find my grandfather who seems to have vanished around 1936! Born Ben Pickersgill, Seacroft, Leeds on Nov 13th,1875 to Elizabeth Rawling and William Pickersgill, he subsequently -as Benjamin-married my grandmother, Annie...

    Started by Maggie Waddock‎, 18-04-2009 12:07 AM
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  15. William Middleton, b. abt. 1797, Lincolnshire

    My brickwall is William Middleton, b. abt. 1797 in Lincolnshire. He died 20 Mar 1873, aged 77 in Alford, Lincolnshire. He married Mary Hartley, a widow, 15 May 1828 in Northorpe near Gainsborough. In all censuses he claims he was born in Halton Holgate, but I couldn't find any baptism for him...

    Started by Aalandjana‎, 16-04-2009 10:39 PM
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  16. Hiett father and son's death????

    Hi i have found a problem with my Hiett's. I have father Charles Hiett born 1782 who moved up Southwork Surrey around 1841. I have him on the 1841 census at Winchester place, and 1851 at Friars St, Surrey but the 1861 census only shows his wife charlotte Hiett as a widow with her daughter's family...

    Started by macersgirl‎, 19-04-2009 5:14 PM
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  17. William Clare

    I am trying to find out what happened to my great great grandfather, John Booth born 1811 in Tottington Lower End. I cannot find his certificates. Also, his son John William Booth born in 1849. Any help would be hugely appreciated.

    Started by seacrest2‎, 23-04-2009 8:09 AM
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    23-04-2009, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  18. ROBERT BURNS b. approx 1851 LIVERPOOL or DUNDEE?

    I've just been to the Liverpool Record Office to try and find him! Two census returns say he was born in Liverpool, and he said he was born in the Parish of St Peters in Liverpool when he enlisted in the RA at Woolwich in November, 1878. He gave his age as 17yrs and 11 mths. His parents were...

    Started by RoseBur‎, 25-05-2008 8:13 PM
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  19. Birth for Samuel Whiley

    Hi I am researching Samuel Whiley b abt 1751 m Mary Stephenson 1786 Friskney Lincolnshire. I can't confirm where Samuel was born just he married Mary in Friskney and was also buried there. Hope someone can help Regards Fiona

    Started by Fiona67‎, 21-04-2009 10:11 PM
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  20. Wink Thomas Langhorn and Elizabeth Richards

    Hi having nearly done my head in trying to find the children of Thomas Langhorn and Elizabeth Richards who married in Bloomsbury 1808. I think my 3x Grandfather Thomas Langhorn is one and Robert Riley Chandler Langhorn is another, can anyone see anymore children to this couple so I can connect...

    Started by liz hutchison‎, 18-11-2008 11:26 AM
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