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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. Boys of The Royal Hospital School Greenwich

    Hi All Firstly, I have just joined and apologise if I am posting this question in the wrong forum. I am tracing my mother's natural family (from this you will realise that she was adopted) and I have come across a possible link to someone who was listed as a a pupil at the Royal Hospital...

    Started by sjdec123‎, 22-10-2016 4:23 PM
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  2. Marriage Banns for Elizabeth & John

    For help in deciphering the surname of Elizabeth Burn__ any help much appreciated. Tom M

    Started by tomm‎, 19-10-2016 4:52 PM
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  3. Date of a painting please.

    The painting is allegedly of a Dashwood, possibly from the Isle of Wight or maybe Hampshire but more importantly, can someone date it? It is painted on a wooden tile and unsigned. It is very dark but the iPad has brightened it a bit.

    Started by keith.robinson‎, 17-10-2016 9:43 PM
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  4. Jane Harron: A New Approach

    In another thread, I made a brief reference among other names to a Jane Harron that was (unreliably) claimed to be well up a tree of mine. By unreliable, I just mean that there were really no sources or references, and in fact, I've never found anything to substantiate it directly. However... ...

    Started by TreeSquirrel‎, 23-09-2015 8:15 AM
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  5. John Baxter Langley

    I'm looking for information on a man named John Baxter Langley, in his day quite a well known/infamous radical. He worked as a a surgeon, editor of several newspapers and lecturer and was involved in the National Reform League pushing to extend the franchise, The National SUnday League (which...

    Started by Old Mr Lobster‎, 19-02-2011 2:58 AM
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  6. Earliest Lamoon

    Hi, I'm trying to determine the origin of Lamoon and the variants of the surname. I've found the following Lamoon's George Lamoon - b1772 Ireland (unsure); died Unkwn George has military records but I've not been able to see them 1st hand yet; Joseph LaMoon - 1793 England 1876 - I...

    Started by avance0306‎, 29-05-2012 7:38 PM
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    15-10-2016, 12:27 AM Go to last post
  7. French pow in England 1800s

    Louis De Ridder was captured in 1805 by the English and spent time in Brecon, Wales . Friends(?) then supported him into a post as French teacher at Bishops College. He married a Welsh girl Margaret Thomas. I need to find information of his time as a prisoner.

    Started by Heathergeorge‎, 13-10-2016 2:08 AM
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    Started by sallymarie‎, 21-10-2012 3:15 PM
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  9. A search for a missing relative

    This is my first post and I'm not sure where to start, so help gratefully received. After a lifetime of my brother and I believing we were the only two in the UK with our Egyptian surname, we discovered that our grandfather who had naturalised from Egypt in 1906, married here and then disappeared...

    Started by Pyramidical‎, 06-10-2016 5:51 PM
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  10. Grace Williams

    I found this record on Lancashire Online Parish Clerk which i think is my G.Grandmother How do i go about finding a birth for this I have looked on Ancestry FindMyPast and FamilySearch but it doesnt seam to be there thanks Baptism: 4 Aug 1878 St Luke (formerly St Wilfrid), Farnworth (Widnes),...

    Started by olliepolly‎, 08-10-2016 7:17 PM
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    09-10-2016, 9:22 AM Go to last post
  11. Missing family after 1911

    Hello i am new to the forum and was not sure where to post this. I am trying to find information about ROBERT LARKIN, his wife REBECCA LARKIN nee laurison and their son JOHN LAURISON LARKIN. In the 1911 census for armagh ireland, robert was 25, rebecca 24 and son had no age, but son was born abt...

    Started by heatherwalsh‎, 09-10-2016 3:47 AM
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  12. Diary - 1929

    Whilst browsing a small used bookshop on a ukulele retreat in Hawes, November 2012, I spied a cover that said Diary 1929. This book was quite battered and written in pencil on every page. This was not a book about a diary written in 1929, but the actual diary. Looking for the family has been...

    Started by Musichetta‎, 06-02-2014 1:14 PM
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  13. Unhappy My Father's Mystery

    Hi everyone, a member of my family passed away in 2005 at 99 years old. He was born in New Romney Kent but he said he was born in Ireland. He said he was born in 1913 but was born in 1906. He said he was a Catholic but apparently was an Anglican. He said he only had two names Leslie Holton but in...

    Started by goldmercedes‎, 06-10-2016 10:39 AM
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  14. German Document - Can you translate please?

    Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950 for Sophia Herminia Hoffmann I have a document (found on Ancestry) written in German hand in approx 1830. Can anyone help please so I can prove an element to my tree? Sophia Herminia Hoffmann was born on December 23,...

    Started by Sallybathome‎, 29-09-2016 6:55 PM
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  15. Suffolk to Monmouthshire

    Is it really likely that in the early 1850's someone would migrate from Suffolk to Monmouthshire? I have Martha Brunning born in 1831 in Chediston, Suffolk to Henry and Elizabeth Brunning. I think Elizabeth's maiden name was Taylor but no firm 'proof'. Educated guess. Martha (10) is in the...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 30-09-2016 4:12 PM
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  16. Exclamation converging family trees HEMY family

    Hi, I have been tracing the family tree for some time, I have links to other family trees that correspond with mine but at the GGG grandfather stage the names differ. I want to clarify the correct surname of GGG grandfather and hope to continue from there.

    Started by Lauzun lad‎, 30-09-2016 3:05 PM
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  17. John Salter birth in 1833

    Good afternoon. I have hit a bit of a wall with two sides of my family. I have not been at this game for a great deal of time and therefore may not know all the tricks etc, so please bear with me. My first wall, and the one I am concerned with for the time being is John Salter born 1833 in...

    Started by Bondgt‎, 29-09-2016 5:15 PM
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  18. Birth look ups

    A little help please. Emily Holder Manchester 1878. Emily Holder married John James Christopher Ayers in 1897. John J C Ayers died in 1906. 2 children Frances Louisa 1898 Nellie 1900. 1901 Emily and the 2 girls are living with Emily Ayers Mother Mary Ann Morris ( Nee Hampson prev Holder)...

    Started by valg‎, 28-09-2016 7:23 AM
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  19. Joseph Geary

    I would be interested to find anyone searching for relatives descending from Joseph Geary born 2nd Aug 1829 in Barton under Needwood, and especially following one of his sons Edwin Geary born 1860.

    Started by bobn‎, 18-04-2015 1:59 PM
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  20. Question Unable to find grandfather's first wife.

    Reuben Hopkins was married to Elizabeth Crook on 24th December 1916, at their local Parish Church. He was 35 and his spouse 36, both were widowers living in Warlingham, Surrey. We know he had 5 children from a previous marriage, we have a picture to prove it. There's one living relative we've...

    Started by curly‎, 26-10-2009 8:58 PM
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