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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. Ship ORIANA June 1967

    The ORIANA left Sydney Australia on the 9th June 1967, can anyone tell me what other ports she called at before arriving at Southampton

    Started by gengrant‎, 21-05-2013 3:44 AM
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  2. Smile family needed! Mckerchars unite!!!

    I'm looking for Mckerchars to attend my Fathers Birthday as he only has one brother and two nephews but i know our family is quite extensive so if you are a Mckerchar please respond. notable family member is Tom Mckerchar from chariots of fire.

    Started by Darrell mckerch‎, 08-05-2013 1:43 PM
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    20-05-2013, 9:39 PM Go to last post
  3. Elizabeth Anne Rowledge after 1861?

    Elizabeth Anne was baptised in Rickmanworth in 1832 . She was the 1st child born to my 3X Grt.-grandparents - Robert and Catherine - maiden name Clay - Rowledge, who were married in Pinner, Middlesex 8 April 1832. Of the 11 children born to Robert and Catherine, Elizabeth Anne is the only one...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 17-05-2013 5:37 PM
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  4. Find Threads posted

    I know somewhere in my account I can locate any threads that I have started, but cant find it, could someone please help!

    Started by valg‎, 17-05-2013 7:40 AM
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  5. Azevedo family

    I've been doing family history off and on for a number of years and have come up to a couple of brick walls, one being in the UK. Family lore has "our branch" of Azevedo going back to a Cohen d'Azevedo in the 1700s London, but there has been no source material passed along. Most of this "tree"...

    Started by curiouscanuck‎, 15-01-2013 12:29 AM
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  6. Are these two people the same person?

    I have found the marriage of a Joseph Ellis to Elizabeth Radford 20 Nov 1802 (witnesses: Aron Butler and Richard Butler) then he seems to have married again in 6 March 1820 this time to a Mary Hodgkins (witnesses: James Butler and Sarah Butler). The two Churches are in different Parishes. ...

    Started by tomg‎, 15-05-2013 2:54 PM
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    15-05-2013, 4:22 PM Go to last post
  7. Do you think I should ?

    It's pouring with rain outside, I'm off next week to hopefully warmer climes, and I want to get the most out of this month's broadband allowance ... I love searching the WO 363 records but I don't want to start a new search for "one of mine" because I'll have forgotten everything by the time I come...

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-05-2013 2:46 PM
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  8. First names

    One of the members of my extended family was baptised Amey Clay with no indication of whether this was a male or female. The spelling was the same when she/he was one of the witnesses at the wedding of a sister.Help ! Does any one else have an Amey in their family Tree. And finally long shot any...

    Started by AnnHood‎, 13-05-2013 10:20 PM
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  9. Marriages in late 1700s

    Hi all I'm after a bit of general advice of the average age of marriage in the late 1700s. I have an ancestor (well my husbands actually) Thomas Kennett who was born/baptised in 1798 in Wickhambreux, Kent. His parents are Thomas Kennett and Mary. I found them on the census records, living in...

    Started by BevMatth‎, 11-05-2013 8:49 PM
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    13-05-2013, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  10. Could a Hatter be in the Militia?

    :detective: The document snippet below is from a 1813 parish register. The vicar uses "=" as today we would use hyphens when splitting phrases over more than one line. Now I read this as saying: 4th column: The former in the Pembrokeshire Militia and the latter near Haverfordwest...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 12-05-2013 2:39 PM
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    12-05-2013, 4:24 PM Go to last post
  11. Married less than 5 years......

    ....but what happened to William Henry Worth? William married Mary Jane Damerell in the Plympton district in the 3rd quarter of 1866. Mary Jane is then on both the 1871 & 1881 census living with at least one of her parents and is listed as a widow on both. Class: RG10; Piece: 2111; Folio:...

    Started by RobinC‎, 19-04-2013 6:43 PM
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  12. Occupation of Father on Birth Certificate

    Hi Guys Rachel Kerzia Strutt was baptised on 3 October 1819 in Isleworth Her father occupation is listed as "Conector for the Prefs". Anyone know what this occupation is?. I know that in later documents and in his biography he was recorded as the record keeper for the Duke of...

    Started by kermie62‎, 11-05-2013 3:36 PM
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  13. Daniel Harding marriage Jane Barrett/Barnett

    Can anyone help with a lookup on this entry please ? Around 1848 or so in the London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 index on Ancestry there is a Daniel Harding married Jane Barnett, I think this should be Barrett, and Daniel's father is Abraham Harding. I would love to know any...

    Started by barratay‎, 08-05-2013 7:45 AM
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  14. A Family Tree Conundrum

    In my family tree I have a Polygamist - legal in Utah at that time. I have him entered to the wrong mother. He, along with his 2 wives - his 1st wife died - and the family of his descendants all need to be moved to the correct mother. The tree in on Ancestry - website not FTM - and I wonder...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 22-04-2013 4:51 PM
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  15. Question Illegitimate or Not?

    Please don't laugh - but- how can I find out where someone was born? On the 1901 census Amy Gertrude Rowledge is shown as single, age 25, single, emplin a printing works and living with her parents at 64 Bridge St. Bradwell. Less than 6 months later, she marries George Fielding in Newport...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 03-01-2011 7:01 PM
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  16. Confused....

    I looked at an ancestor named Richard Stratford who was born on the 28th December 1839 and baptised at Walworth St Peter on the 1st April 1840 to Richard & Sarah Stratford, Richard senior was coal merchant. They also baptised on the same day their daughter Sarah, who was born on the 28th August...

    Started by RobinC‎, 22-03-2013 3:17 PM
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  17. Is this the baptism of a foundling?

    This is taken from a parish register from Pembrokeshire dated 1799. Do people think that this was a foundling / abandoned child and was "Poll" the name she was given?

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 06-05-2013 12:15 PM
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    07-05-2013, 4:08 PM Go to last post
  18. Question Forefathers of William Langley?

    I am trying to find out if there is a link between my forefather William Langley and Edward Conyers of Copped Hall, Essex. William Langley, b 29 Feb 1752 in Worksop Notts married Lettice Baxter in 1784 in Nottingham. They had several children, including my ancestor the Rev John Langley (born 22...

    Started by KMNevis‎, 29-04-2013 1:36 PM
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    07-05-2013, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  19. Accessing workhouse records on Ancestry

    I want to access some workhouse records on Ancestry but can't seem to work out which collection of files they come under.

    Started by RobinC‎, 06-05-2013 10:32 AM
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  20. Transportation for 7 years

    From my own research into the early life of my convict, here follows details of him and then my question. Jeremiah Jones 1817-1885 Jeremiah was born abt December 1817 in East Dereham, Norfolk, the 1st child of George and Mary Ann Jones - formerly Eagle. He was baptised 27 January 1818 in...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 23-04-2013 2:56 PM
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