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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Valuable Research Links

    For those who aren't already aware, Family Search has a pilot program up and running. Since this is not the final product and software and data are often being changed/updated, there may be times when you cannot access the website or you might get unpredictable search results. I've taken a spin...

    Started by Leander‎, 31-03-2010 3:12 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Help for those who went across the pond - USA

    I am a total newbie to English genealogy, but not to genealogy in general, so I thought, I would help with some information that is different here in the states, since so many have been willing to help me on the boards. The availability of marriage records and land records will be dependent on a...

    Started by shewhoseeks‎, 25-01-2010 8:54 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Patriot Graves New York

    Patriot Graves - New York I thought this site might be helpful for anyone looking for graves in New York for Revolutionary War patriots. They're listed in an index by New York county with the following headers: Headstone Surname Prefix Suff GivenName Byear

    Started by Aislin‎, 12-04-2009 10:52 PM
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    My maternal line has John Barrickman B: 1775 in West Virginia, U.S.A. married to Barbara Peckenpaugh, B; 1774 in Shepardstown, W. VA. U.S.A. Birth records for Monongalia, W. VA., show Barbara Peckenpagh as the mother of Jacob, (1795); Henry (1802); Isaac (1810); John (1813) and Nimrod (1821). When...

    Started by Happy Jackie‎, 12-01-2013 2:02 AM
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  2. Williams from Wales to Wisconsin

    Going back on my mothers side of the family I come to a halt at my Great Grandmother Eleanor Williams born c1839 in Anglesey, Wales. As far as I know she married twice, first to Hugh Hughes 1867 then to Daniel Jones 1879, it is from the second marriage that I descend. From her marriage certificate...

    Started by RoyW‎, 22-12-2012 9:43 PM
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  3. A death in New Jersey - BUT?

    Thomas Albert Trethewey is on the 1940 U.S. census, living at #27 Lincoln Parkway, Bayonne, Hudson Co., New Jersey. He, his wife, 2 children and his unmarried sister had lived there since 1935. He signed the required U.S. Draft registration in April 1942 and all his details match the 1940...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 25-10-2012 8:43 PM
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  4. William S Perry and Phyllis King ?

    William Steadman Perry was born in 1905 at South Shieldes EnglandI know that on the 1940 census he was living at 216 Columbus Drive Pascagoula Jackson Mississippi, it give his wife name as Phyllis age 32. My mother in law says that Phyllis maiden name was King do not know were is got this from. I...

    Started by sandy‎, 03-10-2012 2:59 PM
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  5. Herbert Jaffe

    I have been asked by a friend if I could find out a bit more about a gentleman called Herbert Jaffe. The info that I have (which is very skimpy) is that he was born 15 May 1914 or '15 and from New York, and that he was in Mende, France from 1937 - 1938, studying at a teacher training school. I...

    Started by Tinker‎, 12-03-2012 3:27 PM
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  6. Smile McLeod family from Jersey CI to Baltimore

    Hi My Great Aunt's first husband and 2 of his brothers moved with the family to Baltimore from Jersey Channel Islands. The 3 boys were Alexander George Mcleod b1879 Baltimore Arthur Ferguson McCloud b 1883 Baltimore and Robert McLeod b 1885 Baltimore. The rest of the family were subsequently...

    Started by Norma‎, 11-09-2012 2:13 PM
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  7. American Fire Service

    This may be hopeless but will give it a go. An american in the army fire service, maybe from Detroit or Chicago was based in Paisley in the war 1944/5/6 All that is known of his name is Lee or Leigh and surname began with L maybe of Italian/scicilian origin. He had an affair with a Mary Hollis...

    Started by jennifer 150‎, 05-09-2012 10:32 AM
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  8. Significance of name on marriage certificate

    OK folks this may sound stupid but I'm blowed if I know the answer. On UK marriage certificates, the maiden name and any other names are indicated -if married previously. This makes it pretty easy to track the course of a lady's life. Does the U.S. require the same detail? I have a lady...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 02-09-2012 3:06 AM
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    Daniel English, Born: 12 Aug. 1849 in Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick, Canada (he changes his mind on census records), Married Elizabeth Cummings on 12 Sept. 1871. I have yet to find one census where they are both on it or their actual marriage record, or with any of their children. The only...

    Started by Happy Jackie‎, 31-08-2012 7:19 PM
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  10. Joseph L Ferris 1823-1910

    Hi Everyone, I am trying to trace the parents of the above. he was born in New York and we think his father's name is John W Ferris, we dont have a birth date or place of birth. I am researching this tree for a friend in Montreal who is trying to find out what part of Britain this line of...

    Started by Spinner‎, 13-02-2010 11:39 AM
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  11. US 820th Ordnance Base Depot Company, WW2

    During WW2 the 820th Ordnance Base Depot Company was stationed at Lockerley, near ROMSEY, Hampshire, UK, in 1943 and 1944 as part of Operation BOLERO; the Commanding Officer was Captain Duane M HART. Local history groups in Romsey are researching the camp and would love to hear from anyone who was...

    Started by Colin Moretti‎, 30-07-2012 9:17 AM
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  12. US Social Security Death Index

    Good morning to all our Forum members in the USA. This query is by way of asking for general information, more out of interest than anything else, and not a specific research query. I have traced a great uncle of my wife's who "disappeared" in the UK and was never heard of again. He...

    Started by mfwebb‎, 25-07-2012 7:14 AM
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  13. Marcus WA immigration records 1904

    I know there are many people on this forum who have had great success in tracing overseas ancestors, but I have only just made my first foray overseas whilst helping my wife with her research after 25 years or more concentrating on my own. One of the legends in her family is that “Uncle Herbert...

    Started by mfwebb‎, 19-07-2012 11:18 AM
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  14. Tracing a marriage in Alabama 1838-1840

    On the off-chance that such a document still exists, what information is likely to be contained there-in? The couple appear to have been born not in Alabama. He was born in Georgia and she in Tennessee. Records of births seem to have been destroyed during the Civil War. If anyone feels...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 28-05-2012 10:13 PM
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  15. Post What next? Macaulays from NY & Scotland

    I have worked very hard trying to trace a member of our family and am still coming up empty handed. My ancester, Andrew C. Macaulay, was born in Scotland in 1839. His parents were Marg Elliot and Samuel Macaulay. Andrew moved to New York at some point. We believe that he immigrated during the...

    Started by VMACAULAY‎, 04-06-2012 2:38 AM
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  16. John Eustice Ball - to the U.S.A. in 1907

    The chap named above is my Great-Grandfather. He was born in Phillack, Cornwall on March 13, 1860. The early years of his life were tough. His parents, by the time he was born, had already had 6 children. 2 had died very early in their lives . His mother died when he was 7 and his father died when...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 31-05-2012 9:29 PM
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  17. The War of 1812

    Since I'm striking out my Ball's in Australia, I'm searching a little closer to home - U.S.A. - that is. It would appear , that the grandson of William Ball - William John Redvers Denton Ball - married a lady by the name of Hilda. From what I have been able to find, Hilda is the 2XGreat...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 14-05-2012 8:19 PM
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  18. Smile looking for my great uncle and auntie

    hi, I need help looking for my Great uncle CARROLL LEE and my Great auntie Norah Lee nee Mountian. My great uncle Carroll was born in America what part I do not know, dont even know when he was born or who his parents are?! All I know is that he was in the army he was a GI. He married my...

    Started by lottietottie07‎, 18-01-2008 9:37 PM
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  19. Lakeview Cemetery Brockport Monroe County

    Hi, would anybody be close enough to Lakeview cemetery to take a photograph of Howard and Anna Cease interred Section G, Lot No.92. Thanks

    Started by Chisel‎, 23-05-2012 2:42 AM
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  20. Red face MARTIN family, New Jersey

    Anyone have an idea of the best place for searching in the US. I can find John Alexander Martin born 1887 living with his parents (Alexander Martin b. 1854 d. 1929 and Elizabeth Mahood b. 1860 d 1935) here in the United States in Harrison/Kearny, NJ than not sure where he went. Last I have him is...

    Started by Alby65‎, 09-06-2011 7:33 PM
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