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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. Brighton & Preston Cemetery, Brighton

    I was wondering if anyone lived near the Brighton & Preston Cemetery. Would very much like to have a photograph of my Brother's burial place. I have the plot number, as well as a plan of the cemetery, with burial place, highlighted. Fortyseven

    Started by fortyseven‎, 12-06-2011 6:08 PM
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  2. Is there a logical way to do this FH thing?

    HI, I've been researching on and off for about 3 years, but sometimes I feel like a flailing octopus. I seem to go in all directions at once, and can't work out the best way to proceed or record my findings. Does anyone have a system that works for them? Lindt

    Started by lindt‎, 05-06-2011 5:02 PM
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  3. Question Marriage laws

    Does anyone know the answer to this question? If a girl married aged 19 in 1852 would she be subject to some kind of permission as she was under 21? If this is the case and her father would be the one to give it, what would happen if her parents were dead? Would someone like the parish clerk be...

    Started by annabel‎, 10-06-2011 11:53 PM
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    11-06-2011, 10:38 PM Go to last post
  4. John Ives c1825. Missenden.

    Hi folks. Need a little help and guidance here. John Ives c1825 Missenden - married Fanny(Frances) King in 1847. Princes Risborough. John Ives was buried in Princes Risborough, 21 May 1876 aged 50 of Longwick. Father is James Ives on marriage cert.

    Started by stepives‎, 09-06-2011 5:59 PM
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    11-06-2011, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  5. Family Bible looking for a home

    I was given a family Bible by a dear friend of mine who has since passed away, he had bought it from a second hand book shop, 'C H Calvert, Portland place, Plymouth' many years ago. I was looking through it and came across several names and thought that it would be nice to return it to decendents...

    Started by adge654‎, 16-03-2011 9:50 PM
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    10-06-2011, 9:53 PM Go to last post
  6. Interesting relationships

    I hope this is clear- it is as clear as I can make it without charts. In this scenario there are two brothers EC and Joseph C EC marries and has a daughter Jane (Jane C) who moves away from the family home to work Joseph C marries Ann C and has a son Job Jane C marries LukeW and ...

    Started by radstockjeff‎, 10-06-2011 4:01 PM
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    10-06-2011, 5:22 PM Go to last post
  7. Presumption of death?

    Let us assume that a wife is deserted by her husband. In course of time she finds a new partner but cannot marry him because she still has a (presumed) living husband. They have a child and the new partner is registered as the child's father. Is there a mechanism by which, after a certain lapse of...

    Started by cotswold mike‎, 09-06-2011 8:08 AM
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    10-06-2011, 8:01 AM Go to last post
  8. IGI vs Parish records

    This may be a silly question, but ... What is the difference between data culled from Parish records and data obtained from the IGI (LDS, Hugh Wallis, etc)? Is there data that appears on one and not the other?

    Started by chopendoz‎, 08-06-2011 9:51 AM
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    09-06-2011, 9:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Registration of birth

    I know this has been asked before, but I cannot find the answer. What was the maximum time allowed to register a birth in the 1870's in Wales and if the time frame was exceeded what was the penalty?

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 07-06-2011 4:34 PM
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    08-06-2011, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  10. Adoption Records

    Hi Everyone How can you find adoption records from around 1932. My grandfather was adopted in that year but can't remember who his birth parents were as he was adopted as a baby. Would there have been a birth certificate issued for the baby if it was taken straight into care awaiting...

    Started by robsnicta‎, 08-06-2011 2:04 PM
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    08-06-2011, 8:15 PM Go to last post

    Hello All, Im still with my Andertons but have moved on. If possible is there anyone who might be able to help me re the following two people. Thomas Anderton married Sarah Orrell 4th May 1727 in Wigan. Both born in Billinge. I can only find two children that they had, which is unusual but...

    Started by popsit‎, 05-06-2011 11:58 PM
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  12. Mary Annie Tannie b.1856

    My ggrandmother was Mary Anne Tannie and was shown as 45 in the 1901 census and visiting in Manchester with her daughter Annie Johnson (nee Tannie). We were led to believe Annie was born in Donegal, Ireland but it says Manchester on the census as does the same for her mum. I've searched for her...

    Started by clarky53‎, 03-06-2011 3:49 PM
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    07-06-2011, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  13. Obtaining a copy of a will ?

    Hello Forum, Please forgive my ignorance ! Never obtained a will before, and have no idea how to go about it ? Just found the probate notice on Ancestry MOWBRAY Richard Butler died 26 July 1904 probate 24 March 1909 Looked in the places I think would have a link but no luck.

    Started by GrandDad‎, 06-06-2011 9:44 PM
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  14. Reluctant in-laws

    Hi all, I recently got married, and I decided to try to add my wife's family tree to mine. The problem is that her family seem to be very reluctant to divulge any information?! I should point out that all the family were born in Northern Ireland, but haven't actually lived there for over...

    Started by Kevin Garrad‎, 06-06-2011 7:21 AM
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  15. Shilton - Hodgson Marriage

    Hi, Can anyone find the marriage of Joseph Shilton and Elizabeth Hodgson which would have taken place between 1863 and 1871 in ? Workington, Cumberland. From the 1871 census RG10/Piece:5242/Folio:108/Pg:23 - Joseph and Elizabeth are married and with them are Elizabeth's four children John...

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 05-06-2011 12:42 AM
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    06-06-2011, 3:41 PM Go to last post
  16. Moved: ANDERTON

    Hi, Sorry folks but may have made an error in my email posted today. I asked for parents of "the two above". I didnt mean the children I found but was asking for parents of Thomas Anderton and Sarah Orrell. Apologies for the error Popsit

    Started by popsit‎, 06-06-2011 1:21 AM
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  17. Did I Follow the Right Road?

    Hi, I just wanted to share a find.. or possibly see if I am wrong? While I was delving into the history of Emma Prest, I've landed around her brother John Henry's wife Isabella - Isabella (Caton) has a brother - John Caton... I'm looking for his info.. and I came across a 1881 that has him as...

    Started by avance0306‎, 03-06-2011 9:14 PM
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  18. Colloquialisms

    Recently I received a copy of a book from my 2nd cousin twice removed about her grandmother. The book was written by 2nd cousin twice removed’s mum. It’s about one woman’s journey through life from workhouse in Shropshire to a life in Birmingham. I can supply the name and ISBN...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 04-06-2011 8:22 AM
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  19. Ancestry loading prob.

    Is it just me or is Ancestry taking an eternity to load? So far it takes ages or not at all. Where as other sites like this one load straight away.

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 03-06-2011 12:30 PM
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  20. Ryder/Rider Chesterfield

    After recently solving my last problem of a maiden name for my 3x G Grandmother I am now tackling the next stage.-Mary Ryder baptised Chesterfield Derbyshire 22 April 1795 ( they lived in Walton) Parents-Barbara Rose married John Ryder Chesterfield Derbyshire 24 Nov 1788. Now checking the...

    Started by valg‎, 03-06-2011 3:20 AM
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    03-06-2011, 7:18 PM Go to last post

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