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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. 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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  2. Marriage and Birth help.

    Probably posted in the wrong place! Right, hereís what I have; All census refís are index only donít have a sub. (census crown copyright c/o TNA) William Henry Tavener is with wife Jane on the 1901 census along with children; Susana (Susannah) Mary ...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 01-05-2011 6:13 PM
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  3. Mary Richardson

    Revisiting my GG Grandmother, put her in the "hard" basket a while back. I have the info post her marriage to my GG Grandfather in 1856 Marriage Certificate married Parish Church Astbury 25 Nov 1856 Thomas Lowe-batchelor-30-labourer-residence Brerton - father Richard-Tailor Mary...

    Started by valg‎, 29-04-2011 4:19 AM
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    01-05-2011, 2:43 PM Go to last post
  4. Wills and BMD

    I have been looking at a branch on my paternal side and have (for a change!) :smilewinkgrin:been left perplexed. The person I am looking at is Frederick Mellor Sutcliffe C 1857 Slaithwaite. The census indicate his wife is Mary Ann. Having searched FreeBMD it would appear Frederick married Mary...

    Started by melsibob‎, 01-05-2011 11:44 AM
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    01-05-2011, 1:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Misinterpretation of birth place?

    I am looking at the direct family of Mary Ann Lyons (nee Stevens) and believe that I have tracked them down to include the following: Parents: Edmund & Ann Stevens Siblings: James (baptised at Hayes, Middlesex on 17th August 1823) Emma (baptised at Hayes, Middlesex on 4th November 1827)...

    Started by RobinC‎, 30-04-2011 9:34 PM
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  6. Pexton's of West Derby, Liverpool

    Hi, Does anyone have access to the Parish records for West Derby? I am looking for the baptisms of the children of John Pexton and his wife Alice nee Kilner. They married in Wakefield in 1879 and had two children there (Annie 1880, Harry 1882) before moving to the West Derby area about 1883...

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 30-04-2011 4:36 PM
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  7. Best place to start when looking up Ireland

    Hi I have family that come from Ireland and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on good websites or any help that I could find where some of my relatives have come from they immigrated to Australia in the 1800's and we are not able to trace them before that. Thanks for your help Kerry

    Started by harvey4‎, 30-04-2011 7:19 AM
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  8. Tracing the 'final resting place' of family

    I am tracing the burial locations of a specific family and am interested in the disposition of the remains of the head of family. Since 1936, this male person has been cremated. I have the site of the memorial to him and his entire family. Prior to 1936, the head of family, has died in the...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 29-04-2011 2:57 PM
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    29-04-2011, 5:31 PM Go to last post
  9. Am I in the right place and can I do this?

    Hello, Can anyone help? Apart from posting in the introducing yourself section of this site this is my first post. So sorry if its a silly question, I have only been doing family history research for just over a year. I have a copy of a page of the 1871 Census a detail of which I am having...

    Started by Benic‎, 26-04-2011 7:05 PM
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  10. National burial Index, second edition

    Hi, I think I've asked this question before, with my old computer. Now I've got a shiny new and ever so scarey new computer, I find I have to ask it again! :confused5: I've got the National Burial Index, second edition, but the leaflet is missing so I don't know how to install it. The...

    Started by Barnzzz‎, 31-03-2011 11:56 PM
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  11. Marriage entry confusion

    Looking on Anc* I have found a marriage for who I think is my grandfathers cousin (can’t name him as be was born in 1944 and may still be living) This is taken from their BMD records – not family trees. There are 2 entries for this particular marriage 1st entry groom first name,...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 28-04-2011 10:09 AM
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    28-04-2011, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  12. Post Mary Wilkinson Holmes

    I am trying to trace Mary Wilkinson Holmes, my father-in-law's birth mother. My father-in-law was born in Whitchurch Canonicorum 1913 and adopted by Jennie Gratten or Restorick but cannot find any more information than that.

    Started by moholmes60‎, 18-04-2011 7:24 PM
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    28-04-2011, 11:38 AM Go to last post

    John Prescott's and Elizabeth's children were all born in the Whitechapple/Digby Street area of London so I am just assumming that their marriage took place in the same area. The first child was born in 1817 and the only marriage that I can find with the correct names in the right area and time...

    Started by gary.s‎, 24-04-2011 8:02 PM
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  14. Mary Lowe

    My GG Grandparents Mary Richardson c 1837 Nantwich Cheshire and Thomas Lowe c 1822 Arclid Cheshire married 1856 Astbury Cheshire. Now they can be found easily on the 1861 and 1871 census living together in Brereton Now from 1881-1901 Thomas is not with Mary. I cannot find Mary on the 1881...

    Started by valg‎, 27-04-2011 3:45 AM
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    27-04-2011, 6:14 AM Go to last post
  15. Confusion over Joseph / George Ripper

    I have been looking at the Ripper family who were born and lived in East Bradenham, Norfolk. William Ripper married Susan (Susanna) Bagge in Shipdham on 23rd Feb 1841 and they had the following children who I found on the online parish records for East Bradenham: Thomas William - 20th July...

    Started by RobinC‎, 26-04-2011 12:40 PM
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    26-04-2011, 2:19 PM Go to last post
  16. what do i do next ?

    I have been looking for a marriage between William Wilkins and Mary Moore who lived in Tamworth, i think they married about 1835, as their first child was born in 1836 in Tamworth I cannot find a marriage in Tamworth, but i have found one in Birmingham which is about 13 miles away on 31 Dec...

    Started by initial‎, 10-04-2011 6:36 PM
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  17. Question fairburn warwickshire and hutmin worcs

    my ggggrandparents thomas and emma smith were born at these places . i have tried google maps and old maps, but cant find these two places the only thing i got were red watery eyes. If anyone has ideas or knows of these places can you please let me know.Thanks debothanks

    Started by Debo‎, 21-04-2011 10:01 PM
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  18. Knights in Hackney

    It has been ages since I posted anything here. But I may have found my Dad's family but am not sure. Have found an Edward Knight who married a Charlotte De/da Silva Povoas in Hackney in about 1843. Charlotte dies in about 1845. Edward then travels with his job as a land agent and settles in the...

    Started by Ginnie‎, 25-04-2011 3:28 PM
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  19. John Whitelegg

    Problem I. England Cheshire Bishops Transcripts 1598-1900 John Whitelegg m Ann ........ Bowdon Cheshire 27.10.1734 Both residents Bowdon ( 5 x Grandparents) Problem no surname for Ann Would this be in the original and the transcriber simply couldnt read it or would it not have been...

    Started by valg‎, 21-04-2011 5:56 AM
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  20. Where could he have been?

    I have a William Goundry who was born 1831 in Durham. Parents were Thomas and Elizabeth. He married Jane born 1834. I have been following him through the census records but cannot find him in 1881 or 1891. Could anyone help? Here is what I have already: 1841 Living at Hill Top, Esh, Durham....

    Started by L Murphy‎, 24-04-2011 12:10 PM
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    24-04-2011, 3:44 PM Go to last post

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