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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. Same person, two death registrations?

    Emma Nora Barlow was born on the 22nd December 1885 to Horace & Emma Cecilia Darwin. She married James A N Barlow in June 1911 at Cambridge. Now, according to Ancestry there are 2 death records for an Emma Nora Barlow in 1989: Name: Emma Nora Barlow Birth Date: 22 Dec 1885 Death...

    Started by RobinC‎, 10-05-2011 6:23 PM
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  2. Quaker records....

    Hi, Does anyone know where I can get Quaker records from without going to Durham Records Office? Maybe there is a CD or a book that I can purchase? I'm interested in the Goundry family from Coundon and surrounding areas in Durham. Thanks, Lynn

    Started by L Murphy‎, 08-05-2011 6:32 PM
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  3. Bernice Rose Clague born 1920 Cleveland, Ohio

    I am trying to find a second cousin of mine. Bernice Rose Clague, she was born c 1920 in Cleveland Ohio. Her parents were Paul R. Clague born c 1898 in Ohio and Rosina Mary Clements born Bristol in 1899. Rosina Mary and her family emigrated to Ohio in 1907 and although we have followed the family...

    Started by Elma‎, 10-05-2011 10:23 AM
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  4. ARTHUR ROBERT MACK b 1873 Bethnal Green, lond

    Hi Im trying to find the birth for my 2 x Gt Grandad ARTHUR ROBERT MACK. I have looked on A.....ry and can only find a birth for a ARTHUR JOSEPH S MACK b 1873 Bethnal Green. On ARTHUR ROBERT MACK's daughters marriage certificate he is down as ARTHUR ROBERT MACK. Im wondering if it is possible he...

    Started by silverender‎, 28-04-2011 9:10 AM
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  5. Moved: emily luton

    Hi everyone need to ask more qustions please, could anyone tell me if charles and emily donagher nee lutons daughter named theodora was born in england as i said they married 4th sept 1917 at Radipole and came back here to australia in 1919. I have found that theodora married a R Brehaut and she is...

    Started by budee‎, 09-05-2011 12:25 PM
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  6. Planning a Fam-Hist. research trip in 2012-13

    Provided that my health hold up, I need to, after 50+ years away, visit and sort out as much as possible about both mine and my wife's ancestry. I plan a 3 week adventure, with incidental sightseeing and will be on my own 1st my wife's family. Her father was from Swansea, but there are links...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 09-05-2011 2:55 AM
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  7. what's money worth?

    In the past I have wills that mention various amounts so I was wondering.... What would be todays value for a 20 inheritance in 1800? and What would todays value be for 100 for roughly the same period?

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 07-05-2011 4:18 PM
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  8. Smile Where art thou, Monmouthshire?

    I have some kin who hail from Wolvesnewton (Wolves Newton?) and wonder if there has been a boundary change of sorts. Where could I track them down, county wise? Thank you in advance! Scousecan

    Started by scousecan‎, 15-08-2010 10:21 PM
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  9. Thomason to Thom(p)son

    Hello again... Sorry, I'm posting rather a lot of queries at the moment. I tend to do a lot of research at once and then leave it for a bit in case better or more convenient sources, transcriptions etc emerge. In a rural parish, would it be in any way reasonable to assume that various...

    Started by Araminta‎, 20-04-2011 8:49 PM
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  10. Help needing finding long lost family

    Guys ime trying to locate the children/grandchildren of my grandfathers two brothers, Thomas James Weston Born 1903 Clent Worcs and William Henry Weston born 1905 Clent Worcs, we are led to believe that they both moved to Essex or Kent area sometime around or just after WW2,ime hoping someone on...

    Started by madgarry‎, 06-05-2011 6:52 PM
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  11. London cemetery used??

    Some assistance please. I'm trying to get an idea of where one of my family is buried. They lived in Bow , Middlesex, and died in 1933. There birth date was 1895, and died, aged 33 years.

    Started by jameswood128‎, 05-05-2011 7:54 PM
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    This is my first post although I have been struggling with my ancestry for some years now. My parents married in Peckham 28 Jan 1928 but were divorced three years later.Mother then moved to Manchester and married again. Apart from the marriage certificate I have no information on her early life....

    Started by walttree‎, 04-04-2011 12:58 PM
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    02-05-2011, 4:10 AM Go to last post

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