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Forum: General Family History Queries

Although it is best to use specific forums for various topics, this one is for general topics that don't otherwise have a home.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: BG in Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

    Afternoon all, Just a quick message to say BG got a small mention in the August edition of Who Do You Think You Are Magazine under the "Best Websites" section. A small victory for us all, and considering the top 3 were Rootschat with over 200,000 members and over 4 million posts, The Great...

    Started by TomBen‎, 20-08-2015 2:34 PM
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  2. 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 12:19 PM
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  3. 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. Apprenticeship Records

    I have just been browsing that marvellous site 'Yesterdays' Journeys' for Apprenticeship records and found that around 1800 a number of children were apprenticed to Framework Knitters in the Chesterfield area at the tender age of eight or nine. Was this common, or peculiar to this area ? I know...

    Started by BeeE586‎, 25-05-2010 3:36 PM
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  2. MoD Police

    An uncle was in the Ministry of Defence Police Force (or whatever it was then called) from being discharged from the Army in 1925 to retirement (c. 1940) and served at various Royal Ordinance Factories at Didcot and Burscough, plus Woolwich Arsenal. I wonder if there are there any accessible...

    Started by ianrichardson‎, 02-05-2011 3:52 PM
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  3. John Holmes, Mary Ann Wilson 1848 Saxtead

    Hi, My great grandfather John HOLMES was born in Saxtead in 1848. His parents are John Holmes and Mary Ann WILSON. I would like to find out more about my great grandfathers family. I am not sure how to do that, I live in California. My great grandfather migrated to the U.S. about 1870. I have...

    Started by fdwrench‎, 27-04-2011 10:23 PM
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  4. 1871 Census help - given name & occupation

    In researching a certain family named Moore from the sub-registration district of St. Ann, in the registration district of Nottingham - RG10/3513/30/15 - this is the clearest I can find from the prior records. The residence address is 3 Shakespeare's Yard. Crown Copyright - TNA Question #1...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 09-11-2010 9:10 PM
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  5. Barbara Ravenscroft

    Barbara Ravenscroft-baptised Manchester 13 July 1823 parents William and Mary. my GG Aunt. If someone could have a look and see if they can find anything please.She is not with the family in 1841 so I am assuming she is deceased. HO107 Pc129 F12 Pg 18 This is the first and last record...

    Started by valg‎, 02-05-2011 6:29 AM
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  6. Why did I start this quest 7 years ago?

    Once again, I'm back to my dad and his illegitimate birth in 1919. I have the likely father , his parents, his brother who married my grandmother and the 2 sisters For covenience I'll note the parents of the 4 as my great grandparents. The GG-father's line has been traced back to the early...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 28-04-2011 11:30 PM
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  7. Dangerfield Webb

    hello to all stuck again.. fatherin law -geoffrey leonard (dangerfield)webb b. 1927 his parents were : daisy florence byron and ....... dangerfield webb ,we believe they married in kent circa 1921 but what was his first name and were did they marry ? and why the double surname ? ...

    Started by deanC‎, 16-09-2010 8:53 PM
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  8. Peake or Dean search

    Hello, am looking for any information on James Peake, parents Thomas Peake, Emma Kelsey, I have notes that he was born either 9/23/1878 or 1877 Hartlepool, Durham England. Would you have any information about him? Looking for birth information, any siblings, Thanks in advance. Also looking for...

    Started by moe8257‎, 01-05-2011 4:07 AM
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  9. Marriage and Birth help.

    Probably posted in the wrong place! Right, hereís what I have; All census refís are index only donít have a sub. (census crown copyright c/o TNA) William Henry Tavener is with wife Jane on the 1901 census along with children; Susana (Susannah) Mary ...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 01-05-2011 6:13 PM
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  10. Mary Richardson

    Revisiting my GG Grandmother, put her in the "hard" basket a while back. I have the info post her marriage to my GG Grandfather in 1856 Marriage Certificate married Parish Church Astbury 25 Nov 1856 Thomas Lowe-batchelor-30-labourer-residence Brerton - father Richard-Tailor Mary...

    Started by valg‎, 29-04-2011 4:19 AM
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    01-05-2011, 2:43 PM Go to last post
  11. Wills and BMD

    I have been looking at a branch on my paternal side and have (for a change!) :smilewinkgrin:been left perplexed. The person I am looking at is Frederick Mellor Sutcliffe C 1857 Slaithwaite. The census indicate his wife is Mary Ann. Having searched FreeBMD it would appear Frederick married Mary...

    Started by melsibob‎, 01-05-2011 11:44 AM
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  12. Misinterpretation of birth place?

    I am looking at the direct family of Mary Ann Lyons (nee Stevens) and believe that I have tracked them down to include the following: Parents: Edmund & Ann Stevens Siblings: James (baptised at Hayes, Middlesex on 17th August 1823) Emma (baptised at Hayes, Middlesex on 4th November 1827)...

    Started by RobinC‎, 30-04-2011 9:34 PM
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  13. Pexton's of West Derby, Liverpool

    Hi, Does anyone have access to the Parish records for West Derby? I am looking for the baptisms of the children of John Pexton and his wife Alice nee Kilner. They married in Wakefield in 1879 and had two children there (Annie 1880, Harry 1882) before moving to the West Derby area about 1883...

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 30-04-2011 4:36 PM
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  14. Best place to start when looking up Ireland

    Hi I have family that come from Ireland and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on good websites or any help that I could find where some of my relatives have come from they immigrated to Australia in the 1800's and we are not able to trace them before that. Thanks for your help Kerry

    Started by harvey4‎, 30-04-2011 7:19 AM
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  15. Tracing the 'final resting place' of family

    I am tracing the burial locations of a specific family and am interested in the disposition of the remains of the head of family. Since 1936, this male person has been cremated. I have the site of the memorial to him and his entire family. Prior to 1936, the head of family, has died in the...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 29-04-2011 2:57 PM
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  16. Am I in the right place and can I do this?

    Hello, Can anyone help? Apart from posting in the introducing yourself section of this site this is my first post. So sorry if its a silly question, I have only been doing family history research for just over a year. I have a copy of a page of the 1871 Census a detail of which I am having...

    Started by Benic‎, 26-04-2011 7:05 PM
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  17. National burial Index, second edition

    Hi, I think I've asked this question before, with my old computer. Now I've got a shiny new and ever so scarey new computer, I find I have to ask it again! :confused5: I've got the National Burial Index, second edition, but the leaflet is missing so I don't know how to install it. The...

    Started by Barnzzz‎, 31-03-2011 11:56 PM
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  18. Marriage entry confusion

    Looking on Anc* I have found a marriage for who I think is my grandfathers cousin (can’t name him as be was born in 1944 and may still be living) This is taken from their BMD records – not family trees. There are 2 entries for this particular marriage 1st entry groom first name,...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 28-04-2011 10:09 AM
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    28-04-2011, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  19. Post Mary Wilkinson Holmes

    I am trying to trace Mary Wilkinson Holmes, my father-in-law's birth mother. My father-in-law was born in Whitchurch Canonicorum 1913 and adopted by Jennie Gratten or Restorick but cannot find any more information than that.

    Started by moholmes60‎, 18-04-2011 7:24 PM
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    John Prescott's and Elizabeth's children were all born in the Whitechapple/Digby Street area of London so I am just assumming that their marriage took place in the same area. The first child was born in 1817 and the only marriage that I can find with the correct names in the right area and time...

    Started by gary.s‎, 24-04-2011 8:02 PM
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