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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 1:34 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 11:19 AM
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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 9:37 PM
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  1. to buy or not to buy

    just wondering whether to spend 6 on a pdf birth certificate based on scant evidence - what would you do ? all I know about a particular person in my tree is that her first name was Rosanna, that according to the 1939 register (when she was Rosanna Irving, widow) she was born 1st June 1853, and...

    Started by wimsey‎, 13-10-2017 11:43 AM
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  2. 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 4:15 PM
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  3. Elusive Trundley

    I am struggling to find a birth registration for Ellen Trundley who was born in about 1855 according to 3 census returns. She was the daughter of Saville and Esther Trundley. 1861 RG 9; Piece: 978; Folio: 58; Page: 13; 1871 RG10; Piece: 1530; Folio: 63; Page: 19; 1881 RG11; Piece: 1607;...

    Started by Clarinetguy‎, 06-10-2017 8:01 PM
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  4. Ordering certificates from Belfast GRO

    The reason I want to order a copy birth certificate is to find out the mother's maiden name but the maiden name is required for the order! Is there any way around this? Not as simple as ordering from the GRO in Southport. Sue

    Started by Sumi‎, 03-10-2017 1:33 PM
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  5. Proving the stuff you find online?

    Is FamilySearch (IGI) the only option for me or are there other sources? I have been shown a reference to an online tree by an Australian descendant to Christopher Hearth (1775 -) married Anne Selby had.... John Selby Hearth (1782 -) married Alice Walker had .... John Selby (1812 - 1893)...

    Started by Mutley‎, 05-12-2011 11:45 PM
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    The first message I posted gave details of son Benjamin as follows: Hughes, Benjamin son of Benjamin and Sarah, shopkeeper of North End, Fulham 11 July 1819 - baptised at All Saints Fulham I HAVE NOW BEEN GIVEN THE NEWS THAT THERE WERE TWO SISTERS Hughes, Eleanor Elizabeth

    Started by gilian rowland‎, 20-05-2012 11:20 AM
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  7. Prestwich Asylum Admissions

    I have found a short transcription of a document of a ancestor who was admitted to Prestwich Asylum in 1882. I have the admission date, patient number, discharge date but no details as to why he was there. I'm intrigued. On the document it states that the record set is Prestwich Asylum...

    Started by Ashleigh_‎, 02-10-2017 6:03 PM
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  8. "Family History Centers"

    this question is probably covered elsewhere, though I can't actually find an answer prompted by another thread I have discovered that I live fairly close to an LDS Family History Center, which is apparently open approximately 6 hours per week. What facilities would I find if I visited ? At my...

    Started by wimsey‎, 22-09-2017 5:17 AM
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  9. Would a father leave his child behind?

    Hi all, I am trying to sort out the family details of some Anglo-Irish Protestants who moved to Canada in the first half of the 19th century. My ancestor, Nathaniel Bradley, was born in Ireland about 1812. In 1834, he married Elizabeth Perrin at Newtown Barry, Co. Wexford, Church of Ireland....

    Started by hilarykellis‎, 29-09-2017 2:43 PM
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  10. Question Address discrepancies between records

    Hello, I have two different families, living in Bethnal Green circa 1820-1870, who marry and have their children christened at Shoreditch St Leonards, but the addresses they give do not match the other records I have for them. I have birth certificates for some of the children, and the...

    Started by debhdebh‎, 19-09-2017 12:39 PM
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  11. Adding a link to an unrelated person

    Neither of the two programmes I use will allow me to link an unrelated person to another. Or perhaps, more accurately I cant find a way. Does anyone know? To explain my wife's grandmother had in her possession a Silver War Badge issued to a WW1 soldier with the same surname as herself. they had...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 17-09-2017 10:05 AM
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  12. missing Death record for John Bird

    I am trying to find a record of my great grandfather, John Bird, death. I have looked on free bmd and ancestry and find my past and i can't seem to find a record. He was born around 1896 in lichfield and my mum thinks he died in the early 1960s. I found him in the 1911 census living in...

    Started by Abi price‎, 06-01-2010 8:55 PM
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  13. Dr. Barnardo Home records

    I've been asked whether it's possible to obtain records of children from Dr. Barnado homes in the UK who were sent to Canada in the early 20th century. Details of the specific child arriving in Canada have been found so it is the information of his time in a home in Stepney, London that is of...

    Started by tony vines‎, 26-08-2017 5:27 PM
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  14. Finchley Cemetery

    Does anyone know where Finchley Cemetery is now? There's East Finchley cemetery but that used to be called St Marylebone cemetery. I thought maybe Islington cemetery. might be the place I'm looking for. Any ideas?

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 08-09-2017 12:39 PM
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  15. A question about marriage banns

    I have found a record from 1851 which lists the groom's father and his occupation. I have his father down as having died in 1845. If he was dead by 1851 would his occupation still be listed or would he be recorded as 'deceased'?

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 15-08-2017 10:09 AM
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  16. Query - 1939 Register

    I have the 1939 Register image for a Harold EVANS (born in 1925) from Haverstock West R D, Pembrokeshire. His date of birth was initially recorded as 2 Sep 25. Above is an entry "26 9 25 WRJ" which is his correct date of birth. Any suggestions on the meaning of "WRJ". Also on his father's...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 17-02-2017 3:45 AM
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  17. Smile LANGLEY family

    Hi All, I am new to this site (living in Australia).... I am researching my mother's side of the family. LANGLEY Florence b1923 in Australia as far as i know. Her father, LANGLEY Ernest Charles b1882 St Mary Stockport Cheshire, mother COOPER Alice b1884 Lasham Hampshire ?. Could someone please...

    Started by Christine Bonn‎, 02-09-2017 2:32 AM
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  18. Edward CHALLINOR born 1868 Kidderminster

    new question from Doreenh Australia Looking for confirmation on marriage date and parents for: Edward Challinor b.1868 Kidderminster, married 1889? Kidderminster to Florence May Bird b.1859 Birminghamshire. both moved to Australia. Edward d.1942 and Florence 1913. They had a son (one as...

    Started by DoreenH‎, 19-08-2017 5:58 AM
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  19. I can't work out this address

    I can't read this address on a marriage banns record. All I know is that it's in London - most likely in the Hackney area. I've made a few guesses but had no luck so far

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 17-08-2017 11:36 AM
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  20. 1966 Air Crash Research Help Needed Please

    Hi everyone, I am trying to find information on behalf of someone about their relation who was a passenger and was killed in the Britannia Airways crash on the 1st September 1966 in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. I wondered where would be the best place for me to find a report on the list of passengers...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 16-08-2017 8:45 PM
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