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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. Electoral Rolls/Registers

    I've been in the Brickwalls section with a missing grandfather and wondering whether grandfather married grandmother. I'm still hoping to crack this one and have had an idea. Grandmother Fleming (Bertha Christina Fleming) ran a furniture business between the two Wars and I have found her in...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 01-05-2011 3:50 PM
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  2. zinzan st

    Can anyone throw any light on ' 6 Zinzan st, Reading, Berkshire '. In the 1911 census, the head is 'Emily Alice Marshall, widow,' and her occupation is 'Missionary Rescue and Preventions'. I have a feeling that it may have been a sort of nursing home for 'Unmarried Mothers'. If this is the...

    Started by adge654‎, 06-05-2011 7:32 PM
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    16-05-2011, 7:29 PM Go to last post
  3. Talking searching for George and Elizabeth Spencer

    |wave|Hi can anyone help me please? my great grandfather was George Spencer born 1833 Clayton le Moors Lancs his father died in1833 also George before George Jnr was born. In 1851 he lived in Oswaldtwistle,in 1861 was in Manchester possibly married to Elizabeth Bland born 1836/37 Papplewick...

    Started by catgudgeon‎, 27-07-2010 7:05 PM
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  4. Moved: Missing Partners

    While searching for marriages on BMD when you find the name of a person and you think could be yours and click to get the full list of persons married with the same numbers frequently you get three woman and only two men or visa versa is there any way to find out the missing people please? ...

    Started by catgudgeon‎, 16-05-2011 7:00 PM
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    Hi Family lore has it that one of my great-uncles was involved with the above and this caused him to cut himself off from the family. Is there any lists of membership that I can research or is this not in the public domain? Thank you Viva71

    Started by Viva71‎, 13-05-2011 9:55 PM
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  6. Nathaniel Spilling, Ipswich

    Hello, In an Ancestry Family Tree, I have found spouses Nathaniel Spilling (1772-1847) and Mary Ann Chambers (1809-1867). As I do not like to accept statements at face value, I searched FS and Pilot.FS, for their marriage, but found nothing. I have found the couple with their children in...

    Started by josie7644‎, 14-05-2011 7:22 AM
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  7. 'Buried in a garden'

    I just came across this curious report in the Witney Express, 2 January 1879: 'BURIED IN A GARDEN. -- Last week, at Ewelme, the body of Mr. Thomas Eyre, farmer, deceased, was interred in his brother's garden. The corpse was brought in a hearse from West Wood Farm, near Henley-on-Thames, to Mr....

    Started by Coromandel‎, 13-05-2011 12:33 PM
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    13-05-2011, 9:47 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Family Folklore

    My mother told me when I was younger that her grandfather had died as the result of a boxing match and that his opponent had also died from injuries, I forgot about this until a cousin mentioned it in a phone conversation 2 years back, but nothing to back it up. Today I have had first time...

    Started by valg‎, 12-05-2011 3:10 AM
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    13-05-2011, 6:27 AM Go to last post
  9. emily luton

    Hi everyone well firstly i hope i have posted this in the right area. I am trying to get information on the Luton family my great uncle charles donagher was in ww1 and while in England he married Emily theodora Luton on the 4th sept 1917 at Radipole, her father was frederick charles luton and i...

    Started by budee‎, 08-05-2011 7:28 AM
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  10. Baron Farrer?

    Marriages Dec 1903 Farrer Thomas Cecil (Baron) Marylebone 1a 1191 Does the word baron in brackets denote a title? His father (Thomas H) was a secretary for the board of trade in 1871, his grandfather (Thomas) was a solicitor (on Thomas H's marriage certificate) and Thomas C's...

    Started by RobinC‎, 10-05-2011 9:26 PM
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    11-05-2011, 8:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Selection of Headstone Images - Free

    I have started to place just a few of the several hundred images of Heads stones I have online at Flckr. You can use these images for FREE providing they are for personal use and not commercial. I am about to lose space, so if you think one of the people might be yours – get there quick: ...

    Started by HorblingTAylor‎, 11-05-2011 5:19 PM
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  12. Birmingham (UK) Public Library.

    Does anyone go there on a regular basis and can spare about 30 mins to look something up for me? I could go there myself, and have been intending to, for about the last..............two years.:nopity: Basically I'm after a Coroners report into the death of a Fireman in the late 1890's. Silly...

    Started by Ken_R‎, 10-05-2011 9:37 PM
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  13. Engineers

    I am coming across a lot of engineers in the family, seems to be the prefered occupation of Father to son for at least 3 generations, the latest being my 4x G grandfather brn c 1775, what would an engineer have done in the late 1770s.

    Started by valg‎, 11-05-2011 3:00 AM
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  14. Decipher Please

    Hoping this works as I am not very familiar with photo bucket, but if all goes well you should see a copy of my 3x G Grandparents marriage entry. Which I have finally found after 2 yrs searching! Now I can read most of it but the 2nd and 4th line the words that come before white-smith and spinster,...

    Started by valg‎, 10-05-2011 3:12 AM
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  15. Help needed to decipher occupation

    Can someone please try and decipher the occupation given here for Martha Faulkner's father, Henshaw Faulkner. On another of his daughter's marriage certificates Henshaw's occupation is given as Labourer.

    Started by RonOne‎, 10-05-2011 8:11 PM
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  16. 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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    10-05-2011, 6:55 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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