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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 1:34 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 11:19 AM
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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 9:37 PM
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  1. whose responsibility was it

    Hi i wonder if someone can advise please who's responsibility was it to register the death of a soldier that was kill in the first world war. Was it the army or the relatives my great granddad was kill in 1916 and i cant find a death certificate for him anywhere. The national archives say that the...

    Started by elizabeth.a‎, 12-08-2011 8:54 PM
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  2. parish records, greenwich????

    Hi does anyone know where I can find any records from the christchurch in Greenwich, and would I be right in presuming they would be on micro-filche, or whatever it is???? Thanks Kim x

    Started by knbkms‎, 12-08-2011 11:59 AM
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  3. Yet another odd name.

    I have just found a Segisman Pollard hiding in my tree in Bedfordshire. Any idea where this one comes from? It didn't continue to the next generation!

    Started by sulee‎, 11-08-2011 1:29 AM
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  4. deciphering an occupation on 1841 census

    I just can't make it out and would appreciate help if someone would just look at the original document for me please. Name Simion (Simon) Ruby age 58 in Devon > East Stonehouse > District 5 with wife Mary and children. It's only a short word but try as I might I haven't a clue. I bet I'll kick...

    Started by Mallyjam‎, 06-08-2011 11:20 AM
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  5. if the ancestor is illegitimate/base born

    ...where do you start looking for him/her? Possibly two generations. And it's Middlesex/Essex in the late 1700s and early 1800s - possibly Shoreditch. Two surnames but no link between until children marry. Thanks.

    Started by Mallyjam‎, 03-08-2011 10:17 PM
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  6. William Purcell

    Hi Everyone William Purcell was my G-G Grandfather and I am trying to find out more about him. In particular I have not found him on the 1841 census and his death. William Purcell was born in Gloucester around 1798 (taken from the census). He was a Currier throughout his life. I am not sure...

    Started by Elma‎, 02-08-2011 11:25 AM
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  7. Question adopted child ?

    been looking at my mothers side of my tree and came across one i need an answer to two children, a boy b: 23/08/1895 and a girl b: 23/08/1895, so twins, both baptised on the same day 04/09/1895 but when i look at the 1901 census, the girl is living at home with her parents, no sign of the boy,...

    Started by haveabet‎, 08-08-2011 12:00 PM
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    09-08-2011, 9:39 AM Go to last post
  8. Death Cert Query

    Hi guys, here's a couple of easy questions. I have just recieved a death certificate that states the cause of death as being "la Senile Decay - No PM". I know what Senile Decay is by why the "la" This is a Lancashire Death Cert. not French. 2. Is "No PM" short for No Pre Medical condition? 3....

    Started by Chisel‎, 06-08-2011 12:21 AM
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  9. Lightbulb Help in Sunderland and Newcastle

    My Grandfather James Quinn ...a Publican ...had a brother John Quinn .....both born in Pelaw until the family went to Noble Street Elswick......John and a younger brother Felix moved to Monwearmouth had him up to 1911 in Monkwearmouth Sunderland ......a publican..... he had it is believed ...

    Started by Patsy Norman‎, 05-08-2011 6:22 AM
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    06-08-2011, 9:23 AM Go to last post
  10. WILLIAM YOUNGER FOOTBALL CHALLENGE CUP

    In 1927 my Dad William Grant won a gold medal playing scocer for Lower Burma in the William Younger Football Challenge Cup. Can anyone tell me more about this Cup & Competion was it played between Indian & Burmeese clubs, this would be in the days' of British rule

    Started by gengrant‎, 02-08-2011 11:09 PM
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  11. Relationships.

    I have over the years messed up many relationships. Now I want to set the record straight on one branch. Details are below: 1919 - My dad is born. My dad is illegitimate. No father is named. His mother is obviously my grandmother. 1927 - My grandmother marries. Her husband is my...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 03-08-2011 9:57 PM
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    03-08-2011, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  12. Henry & Mary Ann Richardson ~ Help please

    Henry Richardson married Mary Ann Shelley in 1861, they lived in Peckham, Camberwell right up till 1891 and I can find them quite clearly up till then. Now Henry was deceased by 1911 (on his sons marriage certificate) so why cant I find either of them, either together or apart on the 1901...

    Started by knbkms‎, 24-07-2011 10:08 PM
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  13. A little more help on 2X Gt.Grandfather

    As those who have followed my saga on the Fanning family will appreciate, we have reached the point that my 92 year old dad who was illigitmate, is actually decended from this family. I have a few stumbling blocks on Thomas Digby Fanning born October 16, 1831 in Tower Hamlets. I have uncovered...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 04-11-2010 6:19 PM
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  14. RHIND - unusual surname?

    I have just come across George Bruce RHIND, who officiated at the marriage of my mother-in-law's parents in 1906 (and coincidentally was previously curate of St John's Margate not 10 miles from where I live now!) and I was wondering if anyone knew where the name RHIND came from. George was born in...

    Started by Davran‎, 15-12-2006 10:32 PM
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  15. Question Reunite military & police medals with family

    Hi again,Although no relation of mine,my father gave me some ww-1 medals plus some police constabularly service medals,with the name (will supply name etc)I don't want to pop off as all the info I have will go with me so to speak....I'm not planning to pop off yet but I would love to pass these on...

    Started by billee-g‎, 01-08-2011 6:27 PM
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    02-08-2011, 8:13 AM Go to last post
  16. Photograph of St Peter's Church Charney

    I have a picture of a church in Charney Bassett, which I have discovered is called St Peter's. I am trying to date the picture which is on the back of a postcard with the name E. L. Leach Photographer, Clarendon St St Giles, Oxford. Does anyone know anything of him and when he was around please?...

    Started by A Lee‎, 01-08-2011 4:58 PM
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  17. Amy Charlotte Drayton + RASMUSSEN ?

    Looking for any information on Amy Charlotte Drayton Here's what I have Born: 04 Jun 1875, Butlers Marston, Warwickshire Christened: 11 Jul 1875, Butlers Marston, Warwickshire Parents. Thomas Drayton + Mary Mantle married 28 Jul 1870, Ketton, Rutland

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 31-07-2011 9:26 AM
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  18. LINKEN

    Trying to find any person who may know a LINKEN, retired to Bournemouth around the 1920-30-'s, originally they came from Germany. August LINKEN was a weaver and his son, Eduald (Edward) LINKEN was in Wales in the 1901 census working as a marine engineer. ANY help would be much appreciated thanks...

    Started by john hume‎, 31-07-2011 9:38 AM
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  19. Hospital House Visitors

    Hi, Hope I have placed this in correct forum, I didn't feel it warranted being in the medical forum as it's not a medical question as such. I was hoping someone on the forum may know what a "House Visitor" is, in relation to a hospital. :confused5: I am browsing the British Newspapers and have...

    Started by KarenT‎, 01-08-2011 2:12 AM
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    01-08-2011, 7:29 AM Go to last post
  20. Newmans of

    I'd appreciate if someone can tell how I might be able to prove /disprove that Susannah Warren was the mother of William Vincent Newman b 4 February 1813 Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire. She married James Newman 19 Oct 1786 —Sidbury, Devon, England and according to the record James was a silk...

    Started by Mallyjam‎, 31-07-2011 9:53 PM
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    01-08-2011, 2:18 AM Go to last post

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