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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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    03-06-2008, 2:50 PM Go to last post
  1. Navigating Ancestry

    When viewing census returns on Ancestry I used to have a forward/backward arrow above the census, making it quick and easy to move from one sheet to another. My arrows have disappeared and I now have to use the 'image number box' to move from sheet to sheet, this involves changing the number in...

    Started by Lizzy9‎, 04-04-2011 9:20 PM
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    05-04-2011, 12:08 AM Go to last post
  2. Red face Police Sgt Ernest Wigglesworth

    Hi, Is anyone searching for the above Ernest Wigglesworth who served for Bradford City Police about 1910? If so, a very well known auction site has a collection of his police memorabilia which is fantastic and I would love! (how ironic that my gt grandfather served with the same police force...

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 21-03-2011 1:25 AM
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    04-04-2011, 1:06 PM Go to last post
  3. one more stupid question!

    I have a copy of a parish church marriage entry for 1833 pembs and the couple were "married by banns with the consent of friends" - would it be possible that 'friends' could mean Quakers? ~ or is that a daft question and it is just friends witnessing the wedding! Rebecca

    Started by pippycat‎, 02-04-2011 3:00 PM
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  4. Wills and addmins - where do i look

    Hi everyone Few of my ancestors appear to have had any reason to make a will, as most appear to be Ag Lab's, but there are a few that at some time have either ran a shop or had some kind of trade where i would have thought there would have been something to leave to their next of kin. I have...

    Started by initial‎, 02-04-2011 5:16 PM
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    02-04-2011, 7:41 PM Go to last post
  5. Murder charge, Buscombe

    Hi all, A young lady by the name of Alice Mary Buscombe, aged 20 years, was accused of murdering her new born baby in 1903. Alice lived in Summercourt at the time and her initital hearing was reported in the press locally. She was remanded at the workhouse in St Columb to await her trial at the...

    Started by MarkJ‎, 29-03-2011 8:47 PM
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  6. Question Location of Chamberlain(s) Buildings

    Chamberlain(s) Buildings / Coal Pit Lane? Midsomer Norton I am having some difficulty in locating an address in Midsomer Norton. Two different family lines have lived there , The Ganes in 1851 Census and the Crays in 1861 and 1871. Unfortunately the Census records are particularly vague. I have...

    Started by radstockjeff‎, 31-03-2011 9:11 PM
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  7. Another stupid question from moi.

    When a couple divorce, the daughter's relationship to her parents doesn't change - but how about her ex-husband? Is he still a son-in-law, ex son-in-law or just a 'mistake their daughter made"? Just curious. Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 31-03-2011 8:05 PM
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    01-04-2011, 8:18 PM Go to last post
  8. Red face The Cipriani Family

    :sweatdrop::sweatdrop:I hope I'm in the right spot. I'm new to this forum and very confused. I am looking for any information on my father's family. Chester Cipriani born August 10 (?), 1910. His older brother and sister Alfred, and Constance. My father was born in Trinidad/Tobago BWI. All 3 are...

    Started by Sweet Sue Ohio‎, 30-03-2011 3:17 AM
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  9. Marriage Certificates

    This may sound 'daft', but how is a woman previously married but divorced, shown in the box headed "Condition"? I have 'spinster's' and 'widow's' and some widow's having had previous marriage's that also ended in the death of spouse, but none so far to indicate a divorce. I have couple...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 30-03-2011 8:23 PM
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  10. Sophia Godfrey

    My Sophia was born Sophia White around 1804 in Walton, Somerset. She married John Godfrey on 13 April 1824 at The Parish Church in Street. I find the family on the 1841 and 1851 census in that area. By 1871 John is widowed but I can not find the 1861 census and what happened to Sophia? The...

    Started by Elma‎, 28-03-2011 11:48 AM
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    31-03-2011, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  11. Cannot find family in 1891 census

    Hi all, I am looking for Edward Jackson (1850-1900) and Mary Hannah (1858 -1936) both born in Yorkshire. I have them in all census's from 1851 except 1891, I know they were in Southport Tulketh st in 1871 and in Liverpool Crown st in 1901 (by then Mary H was a widow) but I am struggling to find...

    Started by Peterjay123‎, 30-03-2011 9:21 PM
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    30-03-2011, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  12. re ancestry old search page

    Not sure if I am posting this on the right page. I noticed today they have altered the way to search on ancestry without having the old search option there. Is this the way to go or is there a way to go back to the old search way. I don't think this new one is very user friendly at all:no:. ...

    Started by Germaine‎, 21-01-2011 8:42 PM
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  13. Kearney family in Lambeth

    I'm having some problems tracking my great-grandfather & great-grandmother who, according to the 1891 census, were born and lived with their children in Lambeth. According to the census, Edward Kearney was born about 1861 at Lambeth, and yet the only Kearney born there at around that date was...

    Started by patk‎, 29-03-2011 4:01 AM
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  14. Perrell/Perritt/Terrill transcription error?

    Came across a peculiarity when up a side branch of my tree ... William Almond (Almand) married an Anne Perrell (Peril) in Grantham around 1867 William and Anne are living with their inlaws the Perrells in 1871 which is what put me on to the surname in the first place ... Looking on FMP I...

    Started by Ultramum‎, 25-03-2011 8:48 PM
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    29-03-2011, 9:59 PM Go to last post
  15. Surveyor

    I have a person on one of our trees whose occupation on his son's marriage certificate is given as a surveyor. This person would have had this occupation between 1795 and 1839 ish I think. What would they have done then and also are there any records for this anywhere please? Thanks in...

    Started by raineshoe‎, 27-03-2011 3:18 PM
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    29-03-2011, 8:29 PM Go to last post
  16. hulse of liverpool

    hi i believe our grandmother Ellen Hulse was born toxteh ,liverpool circa 1883 , we know she married 3 times !! . but we would like to find out more about her family ., family 'rumours' state her father was a 'visiting' sailor... true or false ? can anyone help ? thaks deno

    Started by deanC‎, 27-03-2011 2:40 PM
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  17. Cool DELANEY and CORMACK in Co Tipperary, IRL

    Posted just in case there is another researcher tracking the same family (and has ALL the history for me). Church Baptism Record. Catherine DELANEY Date of Baptism: 05/04/1835 Address: Bricane (should read Brickangh - phonetically spelt I presume) Parish/District: Dunkerrin Gender:...

    Started by ColinClarke1945‎, 27-03-2011 3:58 PM
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  18. How to contact a living cousin

    I have found living descendants of a family I've been working on for the past year. Does anyone have suggestions on how to make contact with living cousins? Many people are just not interested in the past. I would like to send them a couple of old pictures.

    Started by BMcAleer‎, 24-08-2010 3:56 PM
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  19. gretna green

    Hello Can you research marriages that have taken place at gretna green from 1980 onwards? regards Lj

    Started by Lizziejane‎, 23-03-2011 7:09 PM
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  20. Duckett/Whitaker Margate/Ramsgate Kent

    Hi all. I have in my possession another couple of postcards I have acquired (not related to me) that I would like to reunite with rightful family! I believe the cards were written by May DUCKETT to an un-named sister Miss Duckett who was living at Eastry in 1916 and Broadstairs in 1923. The...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 12-03-2010 11:20 AM
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    25-03-2011, 11:02 PM Go to last post

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