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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 2:12 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 7:54 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 9:52 PM
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  1. US Birth John Fox

    I'm looking for a possible birth in the US of John Fox about 1807. His father, also John Fox born about 1789 in Gloucestershire, England possibly emigrated to the US and married there. His son John went to England sometime before 1830 when he married in Gloucestershire. John Snr parent's were...

    Started by Mary C‎, 05-04-2019 9:38 AM
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  2. Samuel Eakins, born about 1830, elusive!

    I am researching the Eakins family as I descend from Mary Jane Eakins born Ireland 1832. Mary married William Parkinson and lived in England and in the 1861-1901 census indicates born Ireland but of course not where, my brickwall. I have recently had an AncestryDNA match with someone who...

    Started by Colin Parkinson‎, 08-06-2018 3:06 PM
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  3. Trade directories in US

    Can anyone tell me whether pdfs (or searchable sites) for 19th century trade directories (anything like the Leicester Uni site for UK directories) are available? I've spent the last hour trying to find them, but I must be using the wrong key words because nothing useful is turning up, so . I'm...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 08-05-2018 2:27 PM
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  4. Help needed with death record.

    Hi I am seeking help with Percival William Ashburner born 22/8/1897 to Albert Ashburner and Emily Harriet Lewis in Herefordshire England. I have full details of Percival until his divorce from his wife Mildred Louise Ashburner nee Libby 20/6/1925 Ontario Canada. I have been trying to find his death...

    Started by Dotti‎, 26-06-2017 6:11 AM
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  5. Looking for American relatives

    Guys ime looking for the living relatives of Edwin Robert Ruhlman and Thelma Olwin Pardoe born in Chaddesley Corbett Worcestershire uk, she met Edwin while he was an American GI posted in the UK,I dont know the year or where in the states he is from, they had the following children but I dont know...

    Started by madgarry‎, 01-10-2010 3:51 PM
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  6. What is "Placing a mortgage"? (Brooklyn 1940)

    In the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Saturday 12th October 1940 was this notice. I am interested in Margaret M Donahoe, and wonder whether she was buying a house, selling a house, or something else. It's just the US terminology that I don't understand. The most likely thing in the circumstances...

    Started by barbara lee‎, 19-06-2017 3:13 PM
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  7. Thelma Olwin Pardoe

    Guys ime looking for info/pics on Thelma Olwin Pardoe my great aunt, what we do know is that she was born 1923 Chaddesley Corbett Worcestershire England, in 1944 she married an American service man by the name of Edwin Robert Ruhlman he was born in 1922 New Jersey. They had the following children...

    Started by madgarry‎, 14-04-2017 11:13 AM
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  8. Nora Haverty Richards.California

    Nora Haverty Richards born 1912 was the daughter of Thomas Henry Richards and Florence Haverty. Her first marriage was to Edward Anthony Sayers in 1934. At some point they must have divorced but I can't find the divorce record. Nora then marries ? Ryan. Nora dies in Los Angeles in 1984 as Nora...

    Started by genie12‎, 18-08-2016 8:15 PM
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  9. My Lincoln Line

    I have seen many names for Thomas's parents. I'm not sure which is right. I have Hanna Lincoln 16631731 married Peter Branch 16591713 Hanna's parents were Thomas Lincoln 16371694 and Mary Austin 1632 (no death date for Mary). On a site I found a Thomas 16001691 (unsure on those dates)...

    Started by SandraL‎, 13-08-2016 8:59 PM
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  10. Question Death/Dearth

    My Great Great Grandfather emigrated from England to the US circa mid 1800's. He was born in 1839 to Ephriam and Mary Death. After he moved to the US he petitioned the State of Pennsylvania to add the "R" to his last name, thus transforming the name to Dearth. He was not recognized by the family in...

    Started by Seanawn‎, 27-07-2016 1:25 AM
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  11. Tanswell/Tazewell family

    Hi I have a handwritten chart of the Tazewell/Tanswell family which has obviously been copied many times and is now virtually illegible. It came from the following publications back in 1990 and I am wondering if any of them are still available and how I can get hold of a copy. I don't know where...

    Started by Mary C‎, 06-12-2011 12:35 AM
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  12. On the census twice?

    Is it possible that someone could appear on the same US census twice, once at his home address and again as a hospital inmate? I posted a while ago about George Henry Anthony, born c1874, who migrated to Chicago from England about 1906. He's with his wife Rose in 1910 and then disappears, but a...

    Started by essbee‎, 24-05-2016 6:45 AM
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  13. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims

    Ancestry has a data base called U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. I have found someone in there transcribed as follows: Nov 1942: Name listed as MARY GAMBOLD ANDERSON; Jan 1946: Name listed as MARY MARIE DELARIA; Apr 1951: Name listed as MARY MARIE LONG; Dec...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 11-05-2016 3:15 PM
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  14. Help please with the Tighe family

    Hi I am looking for James and Margaret Tighe and family, I have found them on the 1900 census for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with there family on the census it looks like they moved to the states in 1881. It must have been after April of that year as I have them living in Manchester on the...

    Started by slewis‎, 10-04-2016 2:04 PM
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  15. Smile Ellis (Thompson) Jackson

    Hi All, Basically my friend has asked me, as she knows I love all this family history stuff, to help try and trace her grandfather's roots. His name was Ellis Thompson Jackson, after moving to England from, we think, Morris Town New Jersey USA, he featured on "The Billy Cotton Show" , I actually...

    Started by stephvincent‎, 16-07-2008 5:03 PM
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  16. Thumbs up Finding Your Family History - Genealogical R

    Initially settled in 1620, Massachusetts assumed a huge part in the early history of the United States. There are various purchase email lists well known areas all through the state with direct binds to the fight for American freedom including the spot where the main shots rang out between the...

    Started by arif245‎, 27-02-2016 6:35 AM
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  17. Born in Connecticut

    The 1901 UK Census has William Oliver as a british citizen but born in USA (Connecticut I believe) in 1870. Can anyone give me any further info of him eg where in Connecticut, when did he come to Uk and where and when did he marry Emily (surname not known). They had a child William in 1889

    Started by Eric Ponton‎, 06-01-2016 5:55 PM
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  18. George Tait

    George died in London, England in 1952 aged 59. (Pancras registration district, September quarter.) There is a death announcement in The Times newspaper dated 27 Aug 1952 which says that he was the American Consul-General at Antwerp. Wife was Marjorie, and his parents were the late Robert Tait...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 06-12-2015 3:05 AM
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  19. Arthur Henry Bennett

    I'm looking for my great uncle Arthur Henry BENNETT, b. 12 Nov 1871 in Co.Mayo, Ireland. Although he was born in Ireland, I think he would have regarded himself as English, as his parents were both English (his father was a coastguard). He appears on the 1891 Census as a draper's assistant,...

    Started by elsinore‎, 09-07-2013 10:02 PM
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    I have discovered the first convict in my ancestry and, as I know nothing about researching people transported across the seas, I am asking for advice. William LEVETT (my 7 x grandfather) baptised 2 November 1725 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire was convicted at Hertford Assizes on 17 March 1768 of...

    Started by janbooth‎, 08-01-2011 12:54 PM
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    06-04-2015, 11:56 AM Go to last post

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