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Forum: General Family History Queries

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  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. Help please reading a word in a Marriage Cert

    I have pondered over this for ages but am no wiser - under the Residence is says: Both of Watercombe xxxxxx parochial of this Parish. What is the word I am missing? Birght ideas or even vague thoughts would be appreciated! Many thanks, Marion ...

    Started by Dorset Girl‎, 11-04-2010 12:53 PM
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    11-04-2010, 1:35 PM Go to last post
  2. OGILVIE, MOORE, LONG

    |banghead|I have had quite a journey in this. My father GEORGE OGILVIE born 1886? in Melbourne?, (According to his attestation papers) got married in 1918 to LOUISA DOROTHY BOUTALL and then went AWOL from the Canadian Force in England in 1919. Disappeared and then married my Mum HARRIET MARY ANN...

    Started by hetsgirl‎, 22-01-2009 5:10 PM
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  3. Mary Isabella Heyes Born in England 1848

    I have just learned that Mary Isabella Heyes was born in England in 1848. She is the daughter of John Heyes and Mary Bezsin Reece. They were married in 1847 in Bath, then they were in Barbados in 1849 when there next daughter was born Elizabeth Dummett Heyes. The Census does not help, also is...

    Started by Heyesmj‎, 08-04-2010 5:46 PM
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    09-04-2010, 8:00 PM Go to last post
  4. Where do I look next?

    I am trying to find out more information on my Great-great-great-grandmother, but Iím really struggling. The information that I know is that she was born Maria Emma PODBURY circa 1830. The 1851 census (where she is listed as Maria JENKINS) lists her birth place as Deptford, although I suspect this...

    Started by Terrie‎, 07-12-2006 6:59 PM
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  5. Any Idea's??

    Having thrown this as a Brick Waller' and had nothing back I wonder if anyone has any idea's on my case. For instance is it possible for a man to marry in 1876, saying he is 21, and yet be more like 33?! My man George Attrick Price (Attrick being scribbled in like an after thought) wed in Hull...

    Started by RosieM‎, 08-04-2010 12:02 PM
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    08-04-2010, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  6. PHOTO - can anyone help

    Hi there everyone, enjoying your Easter Eggs? I have received a photocopy of an unidentified photo from the USA. The person who sent it to me has no scanning facilities so posted a photocopy of this ancestor. How can I put the photo onto Brit-Gen so that experts can tell me approx when the...

    Started by Hilda Woodley‎, 05-04-2010 10:44 AM
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  7. Lost Cousins Free Full Subscription

    Hi all I have just received an email mentioning that the Lost Cousins website is free for all new and existing basic members to subscribe to their Full subscription until 14th April 2010 (usually costs £10). Also, I thoroughly recommend signing up to their free emailed Lost Cousins...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 06-04-2010 4:20 PM
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    07-04-2010, 3:30 PM Go to last post
  8. coroner inquests

    Could anyone tell me if there may have been a coroner's inquest into a death, even though one is not mentioned on a death certificate from 1948. If so who would I need to contact?

    Started by rocket118‎, 06-04-2010 9:08 PM
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    07-04-2010, 8:19 AM Go to last post
  9. Speeding Up The GRO

    Most people apply for certificates online so why don't they send the certificates out by email attachment rather than by post? It would save a lot of time for those customers who opted for it.

    Started by Mister Loco‎, 06-04-2010 6:10 PM
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    06-04-2010, 7:14 PM Go to last post
  10. Frances Horlow, Born Nottingham About 1801

    I am trying to find any record of a Frances (Fanny) Horlow who married John Peach on the 29th Jan 1828 at St Alkmunds Church in Derby. The 1851 census shows her age of 50 and her being born in Nottingham. She may have had a sister Maria who also got married in Derby. Any details of her birth/parent...

    Started by DaveLoy‎, 05-04-2010 11:54 AM
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    06-04-2010, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  11. Hughes/Bingley

    Hi, new to BG looking to find parents of Elizabeth Bingley and Arthur William Hughes They were married March 1914 in sheffield He was born 1875 and she was born 25/3/1892, have now come to a stand still, any information would be greatful.

    Started by challisd‎, 05-04-2010 9:27 PM
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  12. Help to find a marriage early 1960's

    As both of these people are now passed there is no problem with posting their names, could someone find a marriage for them. Patricia Jean Pressdee and Alfie (mum says Alferd) Bennett. Could be in Shropshire or Radnorshire. I've asked my mum, as it's her sister, but her memory isn't what...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 05-04-2010 4:17 PM
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  13. Ancestor's travelling abroad

    During my research, I have managed to trace my grandfather's side of the family back to his great grandfather who was called Henry William Crouch. I have found that Henry had a younger brother called Herbert, this I know as the baptism records for both Henry & Herbert were held in the same church...

    Started by RobinC‎, 18-02-2010 8:01 AM
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  14. Sowter- Viercant

    Dear Listers, I wonder if anyone could help at all with these to family names. In 1849 Christchurch St. Mary's England a marriage took place. It was between George Sowter and Emma Jane Viercant. George b.1819-1877. Emma b. 1827-1877. Children. 6. William b.1851- Christopher 1860 . George's...

    Started by rayh‎, 01-04-2010 6:46 AM
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  15. Thomas and James Barnes

    Hi Everyone I am trying to positively link my grandfather with his parents. Maybe I will have to accept I can not. My father was Albert James Barnes. He was born in Winnersh Wargrave on 8th April 1870. His baptism and birth certificate record his parents as Thomas and Charlotte Barnes. Albert was...

    Started by Elma‎, 01-04-2010 10:30 AM
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    03-04-2010, 8:23 PM Go to last post
  16. GRO

    Morning all, just a quick question on certificates from the GRO I have been ordering from them for a while now and have always received my certificates. This year however I am waiting over 3-4 weeks for them to arrive (I am in Australia). I ordered three in February and they still haven't...

    Started by Aussie Shep‎, 19-03-2010 10:40 AM
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  17. "T S M L" tattoo?

    Hi all, I have an 18 year old female convict born in Ireland but tried and transported in England, (Lancashire) in 1833 to Australia with a tattoo of "T S M L" on her upper right arm. Does anyone know if there is there any historical significance to this? Did people use tattoos of personal/family...

    Started by spison‎, 29-03-2010 9:17 PM
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  18. Help needed to find a marriage

    I received this birth cert today for my Great-Grandmother: Margaret Ann Butson, born 25 July 1871 - Toft Hill, County Durham Father: Thomas Butson - Coal miner Mother: Margaret Butson formerly Shackleton Thomas Butson died in 1874, aged 38. Margaret Butson (Shackleton) then married...

    Started by RonOne‎, 02-04-2010 1:36 AM
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  19. Question about a burial record?

    Hi, Whilst searching through parish records, I saw some entries that i havent seen before.. Underneath the name of the deceased it states. 'Oath made by "name" before Mr ? for woollen' Possibly doesnt say woollen but the handwriting is really hard to read.. Its in the years 1720 I can...

    Started by kellysmith1976‎, 02-04-2010 2:14 PM
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    02-04-2010, 3:45 PM Go to last post
  20. wenella opie - can anyone find her?

    hi everyone being new here and to family tree finding - I would like help to find wenella gertrude opie born 1878 in redruth cornwall I found her birth on freebmd but cannot find a marriage, death or on a free cen census as I do not subscribe to any paid for genealogy sites, wonder if anyone can...

    Started by cornishgirl‎, 31-03-2010 6:36 PM
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    02-04-2010, 11:58 AM Go to last post

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