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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. A relationship puzzle

    :no:On the 1851 Census Susannah TONKS aged 16 was a house servant living with Thomas & Ann BLACKHAM at 96 High St. West Bromwich. She was listed as ‘niece’. Susannah TONKS married John THOMAS in Dec 1855. On the 1861 Census Ann BLACKHAM 63 of Baddesley, Warks. was living with John & Susannah...

    Started by ch0pend0z‎, 12-05-2010 1:23 AM
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  2. Tax Records

    I'm assuminmg our tax records are only kept for a few years after HM has happily had her dues from us, etc then eventually destroyed? Just thinking if computers had been invented 100 years earlier what a wolnderful source of genealogical information these records would have been as they would...

    Started by British Viking‎, 11-05-2010 2:35 PM
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    12-05-2010, 8:27 AM Go to last post

    I am helping a friend trace this person Margaret Emma Manning was born Nov 1913, I suspect she wasn't registered till March qtr 1914, mother's maiden name Shuttle ? Apparently Margaret ran away in her teens, which would be in the late 1920's, she was only heard of once an that was about 1940...

    Started by louisa maud‎, 09-02-2010 10:41 AM
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  4. Red face Springall'sof

    Hello All Philip here, trying to investigate the Springall family history,George Springall (GS)b. 1813. who I know for sure moved from Norfolk to the strand London, according to the 1851 census. I have discovered George Springall lived in Stratton St Mary (aka Long Stratton) Depwade in 1841-...

    Started by Philip‎, 08-11-2007 7:56 PM
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  5. Need help with 1st marriage

    Elizabeth Sophia Lobb was born November 29, 1883. In the Jul-Sep. q of 1908, she married James Gleed and on August 23, 1908 a son Maurice James Gleed was born - both events in Gwennap/Redruth In the 1911 census on FMP I found Elizabeth with her son, living with her sister and brother-in-law ,...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 09-05-2010 6:31 PM
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    10-05-2010, 4:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Smile Occupation Lampman

    Does anyone know what a lampman did in 1901?

    Started by Mgtcddy‎, 09-05-2010 6:56 PM
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    10-05-2010, 8:43 AM Go to last post
  7. Worried about leeches?

    Do you folks worry sometimes about others (not B-G members of course) sort of "pinching" all your hard work? I only mention this because I recall, after hours and hours of research and quite a bit of expenditure, creating a Family Tree on G........ Eventually I found a very similiar Family Tree...

    Started by British Viking‎, 10-05-2010 1:09 AM
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  8. Need Help Tracing my LAIT family

    Hi, I am interested in finding out about my family 'The Lait's'. I have managed to trace down the line to a THOMAS LAIT born 1832 in Marylebone Middlesex later marrying Diana and having a son Walter (1862) from which my line decends. I can find Thomas Lait in all the census apart from the 1841...

    Started by JasmineL‎, 27-10-2008 1:59 PM
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    09-05-2010, 11:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Liability for jury service

    Whilst searching some electoral rolls for the late 1940s / 1950s, we noted that some are marked with a J to indicate 'liability for jury service'. Normally, this is the male 'head of the household' - but in some cases the man's wife has the J entry, not himself. Does anyone happen to know...

    Started by EL1570‎, 07-05-2010 10:15 PM
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    09-05-2010, 9:20 PM Go to last post
  10. Why hold an inquest and who would pay for it?

    Have just received a death certificate for a 39 year old single lady whose occupation was a Dometic Servant. The date of death was December 7th 1875 - the cause of death was Aneurism of the Aorta - the inquested was held December 9, 1875. The inquest was in Greenwich, Kent and the result was that...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 07-05-2010 7:53 PM
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  11. Willoughby family

    Hello doe's any one know if there is a willoughby family history site . thank you.

    Started by susyswan‎, 09-05-2010 11:57 AM
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    09-05-2010, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Genealogy As A Living

    I quite like doing geneology as a hobby and would find it interesting to do for a living, I know you can do a degree in family history. What is the likelyhood does anyone think there would be of being able to earn a decent living out of it? All of these people that run the various geneology...

    Started by robsnicta‎, 05-05-2010 7:31 PM
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  13. Deceased Children on census

    I have been rechecking all my family now I have a subscription to 1911 census, I looked up my GG Aunt Martha, found her but she lists children as having had 4 -2 still living-so 2 deceased, but she apparently put these deceased children on the census form, she lists 4 children and I know 100% one...

    Started by valg‎, 07-05-2010 3:34 AM
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  14. INMATE

    I just found my G Grandmother on the 1911 census, she is described as Lucinda Thompson-Inmate-widow-56-1855-Belfast Ireland Original image has similar info but I cant tell from original what kind of inmate she was, all the inmates are women. Hospital-jail-mental institution...:yikes: the...

    Started by valg‎, 07-05-2010 2:03 PM
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  15. Marriage bond

    I've just ordered a copy of a marriage bond from 1749. Apart from the names of the bride, groom and bondsman, what other information might it contain?

    Started by carolchipp‎, 30-04-2010 1:54 AM
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    07-05-2010, 7:28 PM Go to last post
  16. How do you handle an Interloper who --------

    takes your family as his own?:conehead: My own 2XG-Grandfather has been moved to having and raising a family in Northamptonshire, after allegedly being born there in 1841. A person claiming to now be my distant cousin wants to assimilate with me and my present family here in Canada. Over the...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 06-05-2010 9:00 PM
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  17. Vowles Sam or Samuel

    I am looking for a Sam or Samuel Vowles who came from Wrington, Somerset. He died sometime in WW2, shot down over the English Channel. I believe he was about 20 years old; his mother was called Fanny, he had a sister Sissy and a brother - Leslie?. His father may have been called Frank. I know...

    Started by joycelyn‎, 10-11-2009 10:19 PM
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  18. Family relations chart

    I know there is one at Parish Chest (hope I'm aloud to say that) because someone posted it on this site a while back, Now I can't find that post. It is probably right under my nose, as these things usually are! The one I'm after is the one that show who is a 2nd cousin ,third cousin, great...

    Started by IreneH‎, 06-05-2010 8:43 PM
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  19. Question "Buried in woollen only"

    I'm researching in the parish registers found on the Essex Archive Online (SEAX). While looking through the Parish Register of All Saints Church in Little Canfield I came to a listing of a burial that occurred on 31 January 1711 of which the text I had not seen before. It is as follows: "Richard...

    Started by Ed Bradford‎, 05-05-2010 4:32 PM
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  20. Question When theres just no where else to go.........

    I'm stuck with one of my ancestors and I 'think' I've found him on A. I'm back to 1745 with this chap, William Searcy. Now going back from present day I've gone on all details I've known, then checked marriages/births etc online and with details from living relatives. The last chap I...

    Started by SearchingSadler‎, 03-05-2010 10:36 AM
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