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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. Where to Next?

    Hi I am tracing the male line of my mothers fathers family. The name is Bynon I have got back to a John Bynon born abt 1800 Deptford, St Pauls Kent England. I have found (3) sons to John & Frances Bynon and am quite pleased with how that is all going. My query is I was wanting to find out more...

    Started by Aussie Shep‎, 20-03-2010 4:50 AM
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  2. Question Maiden Name Discrepancy

    Daniel P. Walsh 1910-1987 married Annie Reganavich 1936East Ham, London. She died 1986. 1 daughter Marguerite M. Walsh 1938-1995. 2 possible sons 1947 and 1949. Marguerite is correct as she is informant on death cert. On her birth reg it states mother's maiden name as Ragaravich and on the 2...

    Started by v.wells‎, 18-03-2010 6:12 PM
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  3. William Spragg

    I am trying to find out what happened to one of the children of my G-G grandfather Charlotte Godfrey was born in c 1812 in Street Somerset. She married William Spragg born c 1816 in Glastonbury. They had two children that I know of, Mary born c 1835 in Street and William born 1841. Charlotte and...

    Started by Elma‎, 17-03-2010 4:32 PM
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  4. WARGENT Family Research - Need Help

    Hello to all, I have been researching the WARGENT name and have hit a wall. I have gone back to a William Wargent who married Martha Saunders in Ledbury, Herefordshire on Oct 21, 1751. I am not able to go back any further. Don't know when he was born or who his parents are. Any help would be...

    Started by crossl‎, 18-03-2010 11:49 PM
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  5. Wigan Workhouse

    Can anyone help me, I would like to know where I might find the records of inmates in the Wigan workhouse in Frog Lane Wigan c1881 Thanks Elaine :smile5:

    Started by ElaineBradshaw‎, 16-03-2010 11:58 PM
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  6. Census address

    This enumerator obviously took a dim view of children born outside a marriage. The child was noted as a "bastard", but take a look at the address. (The address should be The Old Workhouse, Minety):no: 1851censusPiece1835Folio7Page6 copyright TNA

    Started by michaelpipe‎, 18-03-2010 1:17 PM
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  7. 1901 Census query - missing children!

    Hello I wonder if anyone could help me shed some light on a bit of a mystery! I'm tracing the Housley family from Brinsley, Nottinghamshire who were found on the 1911 census (William & Rose and 4 of their children, Ia fifth child had died in 1909) - 3 of the children were born between 1890 and...

    Started by Jane Godden‎, 16-03-2010 9:44 PM
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  8. Nellie Lawrence born July 1915 Surrey?

    Hi, I have in my possession 3 birthday postcards that I picked up many years ago in a shop and would like to return to family. They were sent to a Miss Nellie Lawrence of 18 Vernon Avenue, Raynes Park S.W. 20. One sent 26 July 1936 was a 21st Birthday card, so gives a date of birth as July...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 02-08-2009 9:39 AM
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  9. Help with Findmypast

    I reported a faulty image to FMP in Jan. Just had a reply. No fault - I`m at error. So could someone with a FMP subscription have a look at: Name: Miss PARFREMENT Date of departure: 24 September 1903 Port of departure: London Passenger destination port: Bombay, India Passenger...

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 17-03-2010 8:05 PM
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  10. Why aren’t Curates helpful to my lot?

    Can anyone explain why the Curates, Rectors, and Church Clerks can’t be more helpful to my family? As I trawl through the Parish records of Norfolk, threading my way through the ink blots, crossing outs and spidery handwriting, amidst the words of the boldly and proudly literate men of the cloth,...

    Started by Sandra Parker‎, 17-03-2010 9:45 AM
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    17-03-2010, 6:08 PM Go to last post
  11. Talk about lack of imagnination.

    Hi My 3xgreat grandfather Thomas Musgrave born 1827 had 3 brothers, Henry, Robert and Nathan. In 1854 Thomas and his wife had a daughter called Jane. In 1855 Henry and his wife had a daughter called Jane. Both registered. In 1856 Thomas had a son George and Robert had a son in 1856 called...

    Started by benny1982‎, 12-03-2010 10:56 PM
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  12. Farm Carter

    I may be a bit dim here but can anyone tell me what a farm carter is. I have a few members of my family that where this.

    Started by inxight58‎, 17-03-2010 4:51 PM
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  13. Are you searching for BURLEY family?

    It's a long shot, but I'd love to think that these medals could be reunited with the family. I don't think I'm allowed to add a link but if you go to Ebay and search for "WWI PAIR TO CASUALTY - QUEEN'S REGT + MIC ETC" you'll see the medals of Private Ernest Charles Burley, who was buried in...

    Started by Spangle‎, 15-03-2010 12:03 AM
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  14. Borlace family

    Charles born 1846 St Austell Farmer Vounder farm Wife- Emma Bartlett formally Hicks born 1848 Children- Annie .1870 - Bessie 1871 - Joseph C. 1873 - Emily1876 - Charles 1878 - William 1878 and Beatrice my Grandmother born1886. Charles & William emigrated to USA Charles killed in mining...

    Started by Graham Cocking‎, 15-03-2010 6:20 PM
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  15. Help finding a death!

    Hi, I've managed to get quite a lot of info from the FreeBMD site but am having trouble finding the death of my great great grandfather - William Housley born in 1865 (Basford 7b 197). I have found his wife Rose's death in 1914 but cannot find William's anywhere. I know he was still living at the...

    Started by Jane Godden‎, 13-03-2010 12:01 AM
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  16. inherited eye conditions,

    hello, i know this is the most unusual question but i have no idea where eles to post it, my mum has a inherited eye condition which she only recently found out what it is, and apparently comes down through the genes on the male side because somewhere in the family going back two cousins had...

    Started by DELILAH‎, 16-03-2010 7:47 PM
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    16-03-2010, 9:21 PM Go to last post
  17. Help with reading a Baptism entry

    Familysearch pilot version. Parish Register for Middleton, Norfolk. Baptism Register 1813 to 1842. Page 44 of 55. FIRST entry, 05 Mar 1837, is Mary CREED daughter of William & Lydia, a Labourer of Middleton. Anyone read Marys middle name? Thanks Mitch

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 14-03-2010 8:16 PM
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  18. locating an electoral roll


    Started by bullgoose‎, 12-03-2010 3:03 PM
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  19. Confused and don't know which way to go.

    A branch of my tree-line is causing grief. I have looked into IGI, various site on Ancestry as I have a full membership, the same with FMP and lastly with the Parish Records and even email the OPC for assistance. The OPC has agreed that my presumption is a pretty good guess but cannot say for...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 15-03-2010 11:15 PM
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    16-03-2010, 2:05 PM Go to last post
  20. 1911 census

    Please, if anyone has a subscription, could you let me know the household of Edith Elizabeth Burlin born 1878 Fylde Lancashire, which I have found on FMP. Her husband should be Adolph Lionel Burlin (or similar) but he does not seeme to be indexed and I can't find him on 1891 or 1901...

    Started by BeeE586‎, 24-02-2010 4:13 PM
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    15-03-2010, 9:44 PM Go to last post

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