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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. Bowater - Caravan?

    Hi guys Could I ask for your opinions on the following entry 1861 Census RG09 piece 2655 folio 69 page 65 William Bowater Could you confirm I am right in thinking it says "list of persons not in houses" at the top of the page

    Started by cristol‎, 23-03-2013 11:55 PM
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    Hi All, Can anyone tell me where I can find records regarding Quarter sessions, Petty sessions, Affiliation orders etc in Manchester between 1897 -1901. I've had a look on Astry but it only seems to go up to 1892. Any advice would be appreciated Thanks

    Started by wendymac‎, 23-03-2013 8:34 PM
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  3. Born out of wedlock? Not a problem here

    I have noticed one curious thing with my latest line of family research. The large number of illegitimate births in the area (Small village out in the sticks) not only that but until the mid 19th century there doesn't seem to have been any stigma attached to the fact. I have come across umpteen...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 22-03-2013 7:55 PM
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  4. Unhappy Unamed female birth

    Can anyone view the birth details of an unamed female ~ LAWRENCE, Born Greenwich 1856 on a certain geneology site that I sadly dont subscribe to. many thanks Kim

    Started by knbkms‎, 23-03-2013 12:46 AM
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  5. marriage problem

    I have an ancestor who has a ledger stone in a church giving his age at death in 1826 as 77 yeras. his wife has been added to the stone and gives her age at death in 1811 as 44 years, making her birth approx 1769 which is borne out by a baptism record for her. The marriage is dated 1780 which...

    Started by lidsathome‎, 21-03-2013 5:18 PM
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  6. Smile Another name for ???????????

    Hi Please can anyone tell me what another name for Minnie is.I have my great grandfather Frank Boyles army records where he states his brother name and his sisters name Minnie.I know all about my great grandfathers family except Minnie. I have tried looking for a birth under Mary Boyles but found...

    Started by harleyallison‎, 19-03-2013 9:39 PM
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  7. James Pendleton----Jane Norcross

    Could anyone tell me if the above couple are the parents of Jane born 1827 in Bickerstaffe Lancashire died 1907.--Thomas born 1840 in RAINFORD Lancshire died 1840 --Thomas born 1841 died 1841 any more information regarding would be very appreciated--George

    Started by george 11‎, 18-03-2013 8:33 PM
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  8. John Desmond 1797

    I have made a post before about John Desmond but this was about the son of whom I am now trying to study. Perhaps a kind moderator may link them if that would be helpful. (Moderator's note: see here) John Desmond I believe was born in Cork, Ireland around 1797. His wife was Hannah or Ann. I do...

    Started by Elma‎, 02-02-2013 3:49 PM
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  9. Zillah Goff

    Whilst having a look at a branch of my sister-in-law's family, I have come across a lady with the wonderful name Zillah Goff and know the following about her: She was born circa 1816 and gives her place of birth as Weedon Beck on every census between 1851 & 1891. She married Thomas Hemmings...

    Started by RobinC‎, 18-03-2013 1:59 PM
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  10. Looking for Ralph HUNT in 1613

    The person I'm looking for is Ralph Hunt born around 1613 in England?? Died 26 Feb 1676 in Newtown, Long Island, Queens, New York. I have copy of his will and pages on information but nothing on where he was born and were he cam from. Some people have said Thomas Hunt was his father but no proof. ...

    Started by kalamazoo‎, 14-12-2012 4:09 AM
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  11. Early 1900s East End Docklands Memoirs

    Hi all, Can anyone recommend an interesting book of memoirs of the East End of London and particularly the area surrounding the Royal Docks from early 1900s up to prior to the Second World War? I have found lots of books about the East End and World War 2 and the 1950s but none prior to this...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 16-03-2013 6:57 PM
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  12. John Kelly

    I believe I have identified some of my Kelly family with help on another thread. We worked out Robert John Kelly born 1880 and then his parents, James Kelly born 1849 and Jemima Stannard born 1853 and have just sent for their birth certificates. On James and Jemima's marriage certificate 1875...

    Started by Elma‎, 24-09-2012 12:16 PM
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  13. Looking at old newspapers...

    At the weekend I purchased some credits for the British Newspaper Archive (http://www. britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) and it's been a bit of an eye opener. First of all I found reports relating to a fire that killed the first husband of my 3xgreat grandmother in 1848 (he was a fireman and was...

    Started by Jane_Adams‎, 18-03-2013 10:46 AM
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  14. Death at Sea

    I have a lot of questions regarding the following scenario. Ann BARNETT married John EALES at Hinckley in Dec 1840 when she was only 15 years old. In the 'Deaths' column of the Leicester Chronicle dated 15 Oct 1842 - 'In the latter part of the month of August, on board the 'Denmark', off...

    Started by chopendoz‎, 13-03-2013 3:17 AM
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  15. Return from the Americas

    Are there any passenger records of people departing from New York and/or arriving in England in the mid 19th century?

    Started by chopendoz‎, 16-03-2013 11:55 PM
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  16. Australia, New Zealand or U.K.?

    Today I have receive new information about 3xGreat Grandfather and I desperately need help with this one. On 13th Oct. 1839 Matthew WATLING, a soldier, married Emma (aka Emily) LEAPER and the last mention of him was on a Removal Order for his wife and children, dated 4th July 1843 which stated...

    Started by Nicolina‎, 15-03-2013 9:18 PM
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  17. Can anyone read these names please?

    Helping a friend try to decipher a marriage record from 1761. Having trouble deciphering the names of the two witnesses, can anyone read them? I think the second one is something like John Woodmass but not sure on the top one. Thanks.

    Started by Jane_Adams‎, 15-03-2013 10:22 AM
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  18. Translate to laymen's terms Please

    I have just received 2 death certificates. 1 for my great grandmother on my Dad's side and 1 for my great grandfather on my mothers side. Could someone please put the cause of deaths into laymen's terms for this thick'o Thanks Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 14-03-2013 7:43 PM
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  19. 17th Baptism Query - Recording Mother's Name

    I had a query, if you have a place (17th century Droitwich) where it was very common not to mention the names of mothers in baptisms, if you had a mother whose name was mentioned in the baptisms of her two of her three children (I haven't found the third baptism), could it mean something? Of the...

    Started by t@nya‎, 14-03-2013 5:30 AM
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  20. phillimore transcrits

    Are these the same as church of england records?

    Started by whdsn‎, 12-03-2013 10:53 PM
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