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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. Who owned the houses?

    I started researching my husband's line about five years ago but stalled because I could not find the marriage of his father's parents nor the death of grandfather. When the 1939 Registration came on line all was revealed. Father-in-law's parents never married. Grandmother had been married...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 22-03-2019 3:24 PM
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    23-03-2019, 9:55 AM Go to last post
  2. Patrick O'Connell born 1858 Ireland

    Hi I have spend years looking for Patrick o Connell born in timplenoe Kenmare co Kerry Ireland he was born on6/6/1858 his parents were Daniel o Connell and mary Dwyer I heared he went to New Zealand and he married had children and is buirried out there some one told me he is in Bromley cemetery...

    Started by maurice1953‎, 19-03-2019 9:35 AM
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    23-03-2019, 9:29 AM Go to last post
  3. Indian mystery

    Hello, I've been trying to help finding out more about the family of my English uncle, but I'd like to ask if someone here who has more experience with British genealogical researchs can help me. I have found the will of Leonard Stanley Taylor who died in Calcutta in 1930 and that's surely the...

    Started by gaspaol‎, 20-03-2019 6:44 PM
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  4. British army desertion records

    I am not sure where the best place is for this query. My g-g-grandfather was a soldier in the 11th Regiment of Foot. The regiment served in Australia for a few years in the 1850s and returned to England in 1857. I have some payroll/muster records and there is a note that says he deserted in...

    Started by helent‎, 17-03-2019 11:07 PM
    11th regiment of foot, army desertion
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  5. Post William Wiliams served on the faroe islands

    I'm looking for Wlliam Wlliams who served on th Faroe Islands from around 1941-1944 during WWIi as a R.A sergent-major registration number 870383. Hi was from Cardif, Wales Do you perhaps know family or descendants of this family William Wiliams in Cardif? Hanna

    Started by hannaha28‎, 16-03-2019 10:27 AM
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    17-03-2019, 9:46 PM Go to last post
  6. Question Norwegian seaman in South Shields around 1890

    Good evening! I am currently researching my wife's family, and I am struggling a bit with a few details. Her great great grandfather, Hans Henrik Johannesen, was born on 12 October 1861 in Sveio/Sveen, Hordaland, Norway, and joined the Norwegian merchant navy in April 1879. From 1885 I...

    Started by AndersP‎, 16-03-2019 7:50 PM
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  7. LILY WHITELEY b 1891c

    My Great Grandmother was Lily Whiteley and she married my Great Grandfather Walter Emsley, i am trying to save having to order thier marriage cert they marreid in 1914/15 I need to find out Lily's parents to get past a brickwall. Also when she died Walter married a Mary Whiteley no details of...

    Started by Temsley‎, 26-03-2008 2:56 AM
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    16-03-2019, 9:52 AM Go to last post
  8. Ivy Louisa Radford born 1903

    Hi I dont know if anyone can help me with this query. I have found Ivy Louisa Radford on the 1911 census with her grandparents. My problem is that Ivy appears to have been born in 1903 in Aston and died in 1917 in Aston. Obviously I have no other censuses to check. I cannot find any detailed...

    Started by Janna‎, 08-03-2019 7:36 PM
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    08-03-2019, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  9. Sydney Joseph Smith

    Hi Everyone, I am trying to find information about my father Sydney Joseph Smith. Specifically, where and when he worked, his war record and any other relevant information please. The information I have is as follows: BIRTH 4 FEB 1903 ē Croydon, Surrey, England DEATH JUN 1967 ē...

    Started by j2sea2002‎, 05-03-2019 8:33 PM
    fortť, sidney joseph smith, sydney joseph smith
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    06-03-2019, 8:36 PM Go to last post
  10. Baptism Record

    This morning I decided to have another look to see if I could find my great grandmother's birth records. Bingo I found her Baptism Record online. I always look at the image rather than transcription as often additional detail (i.e. date of birth) is written on there somewhere. Although her date...

    Started by melsibob‎, 13-02-2019 12:09 PM
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  11. Question Jas Gordon Rimmer L'pool '91 went to Canada?

    According to family papers, one of the sons of my great-grandfather's brothers emigrated to Vancouver, Canada. His name was James Gordon Rimmer, and he was born in Liverpool in 1891 to James Rimmer and Marion McLellan. He is on the 1911 England Census with his parents, aged 20, and was then a...

    Started by pottoka‎, 25-08-2010 3:29 PM
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  12. WW1 descendants.

    This article was in our local paper tonight. The MOD are searching for his descendants to return some of his possessions,they have put a tree on Ancestry. Apologies if this post isnít allowed. Hope the link works! Search for Manchester WW1 soldier's descendants...

    Started by Pamelawagster‎, 12-02-2019 9:04 PM
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  13. Post John & Eleanor Thompson Newcastle Northumberl

    Iíve hit a brick wall on my 5th great grandparents John Thompson abt 1765-?? Eleanor Thompson abt 1771-?? Possible marriage to a Eleanor Cram?? 21 Nov 1789 In Newcastle Children: George Thompson abt 1791 (4th G Grandfather) Jane Thompson abt 1799

    Started by LadyLisaRaRa‎, 14-01-2019 12:42 PM
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  14. Workhouse Records

    I've made quite a bit of progress researching my ancestor Elizabeth Brunning (nee Taylor or Balls). A missing bit of information is still where Elizabeth Brunning (born 1794 in St. Michael, South Elmham, Suffolk) is for the 1841 census. I think she is in the Blything Union Workhouse aged 45 with...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 06-02-2019 3:32 PM
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  15. WW2 Soldier's records

    Hi Can anyone advise me on when WW2 soldiers records may become available for viewing? I have a relative (b. 1919, not my direct blood line) that was supposed to have been a Japanese POW, but his family do not know whether this was a 'tale'. I have the said relatives first marriage...

    Started by SueP‎, 02-02-2019 4:53 PM
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  16. Ever seen this before?

    I am researching Henry Brunning who married Elizabeth. There is a marriage record on familysearch that says Henry Brunning married Elizabeth Taylor OR Balls on 25th May 1831 in Rumburgh, Suffolk. I'm pretty sure this is my ancestors and the parents of Martha Brunning. Martha Brunning was born...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 20-12-2018 3:42 PM
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  17. transcribing banns records on FamilySearch

    Hi I've just been doing (for the first time) some transcribing of parish records on the FamilySearch website, which is interesting to see things from that perspective. It has been a mixture of baptisms, marriages and burials. Just now, for the first time, I've been presented with a page of...

    Started by wimsey‎, 16-01-2019 8:13 AM
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  18. Garrett 1891

    Would anyone be kind enough to post the details of an Alice Garrett born 1863 Hampshire living in the Christchurch registration district please? I am looking for an Alice Emily Garrett or Emily Alice Garrett born 1863 to the parents of John and Sarah Garrett after the 1881 census. She was...

    Started by ewan‎, 20-12-2010 8:49 PM
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  19. Wallsend Thompson Family

    Hi, im new to this site so not sure how it all works.. I am currently researching my thompson heritage. But havenít got far as stuck on my 3rd great grandfather William Thompson born abt 1820 Newcastle area and died 1881 Wallsend (registration tynemouth) Married Rachel Thompson...

    Started by LadyLisaRaRa‎, 17-12-2018 2:19 PM
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    newcastle, thompson, wallsend
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  20. Help...what is going on

    Has anyone ever seen anything like this before, or would like to put an explanation to it....or tell me I am completely wrong. My x2 Great Grandmother was an Ann Maria Roe born in November 1869 (taken from 1939 Register), however I have never been able to locate a birth record. Her father is...

    Started by saddlers‎, 17-12-2018 9:51 PM
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