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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. Millers of Oxenhoath

    So, my ancestors were the Miller family, and a general google search gets you book results of the Miller family on Oxenhoath, an extinct baronet family from the early 1700's in Kent. and some of these millers have find a grave pages that i created also. There has been some ancestry work done on...

    Started by dakotagurl‎, 15-11-2018 3:41 AM
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    kent, miller, oxenhoath
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  2. Posting of Genealogical Workflow Questions

    My Question: What is the best forum in which to post questions regarding Genealogical Workflow? I'm asking, because I'm unfamiliar with the forums of this site. For instance; I am currently dealing with the question of what record types are typically considered a "must" to have as supporting...

    Started by History_Hunter‎, 12-11-2018 2:21 AM
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    evidence, filing, workflow
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  3. Cool Finding the man who didn’t want to be found!

    So trying to find out more about my great grandfather He changed his name and moved across the country all we have is a few ww1 pictures Any tips on how to find out who was and what records I could be looking through to help? We know who my great nan is name and birth certificate

    Started by Mrmachaye‎, 13-11-2018 11:59 PM
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  4. Moved: finding the impossible to find man! HELP

    The information I know about him how and where do I start to try to search most of my family failed to find out about him To give more information about my great grandfather As far as we are aware he was born in Scotland He died in 1974 in Forncett St. Peter south Norfolk buried in Norwich...

    Started by Mrmachaye‎, 15-11-2018 2:03 PM
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  5. Probate details on Ancestry

    In previous years I've found many English probate details on Ancestry. Now, information I've previously gathered, doesn't appear to be available. Just wondering if I've missed some announcement. Heather

    Started by Heather17‎, 14-11-2018 12:41 AM
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  6. Education records

    Father born and lived Tytherton Road Islington London 1886 to 1900. I wonder is it possible to find record of local schools or perhaps attendance records for period? Thank you Don

    Started by ridleydonald‎, 08-10-2018 8:18 PM
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    10-11-2018, 6:39 PM Go to last post
  7. Robert Channing born Dec 6, 1785

    I'm trying to located the British family of Robert Channing, born on Dec 6, 1785. At age 25 he was according to Swedish church records at Marstrand, Sweden, a Captain and married to a Swedish woman namned Christina Sällström. Robert stayed in Marstrand for the rest of his life. He remarried in...

    Started by Karin Jorthé‎, 04-11-2018 1:09 PM
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    06-11-2018, 8:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Colonial Nominated?

    What did it mean when people where Colonial Nominated? I had 2 ancestors (father & Son) that came to NZ on the Duke Of Edinburgh in 1874 as single men. I then had the wife son and daughter come to NZ in 1877 on the Cardigan Castle But they came as Single Men Colonial Nominated and Single Women...

    Started by bdnicholls‎, 06-04-2009 8:34 PM
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    02-11-2018, 6:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Family History of an area

    With a friend I am about to start some local research. Part of what we would like to do is look at the families in our village and explore how it has grown over the years. We don't intend to look at families after the second World War ( there was significant building an development in 1950's). ...

    Started by melsibob‎, 28-10-2018 12:00 PM
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    31-10-2018, 5:16 AM Go to last post
  10. Determining Certainty

    A bit of a general query... I know nothing is strictly certain in Genealogy, however there are branches where certainty (in terms of paperwork) can be almost be guaranteed, however on other branches there may be a good indication but still that nagging doubt remains. This also gets more complicated...

    Started by saddlers‎, 18-10-2018 9:45 PM
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  11. GRO Consular Death Indices

    Does anyone know what info would be given on a GRO Consular Death Indice? And can you obtain a copy? Huge Thanks

    Started by pat fowles‎, 25-10-2018 11:14 AM
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    29-10-2018, 9:03 AM Go to last post
  12. Coats of Arms sources

    Is there a trusted source of (accurate) Coats of Arms anywhere on the internet? A quick search for both "Jones" and "Vaughan" on google gives lots of variations - perhaps there is more than one version for a given surname?

    Started by Jonesy‎, 11-10-2010 3:49 PM
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  13. Registered with 2 different surnames? Why??

    My couple married in 1958, lets call them Mr Brown and Miss Green. They had a child the following year registered as Miss Brown Then the following year had another child which was registered as both Master Brown and Master Yellow - registered at the same time and on the same page of the...

    Started by GranAnn‎, 24-10-2018 9:00 PM
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    25-10-2018, 7:57 AM Go to last post
  14. Crime Stats

    Since publishing my book everyone has been asking me what my next project is, and I haven't found one .... yet, but I do keep drifting back to the subject of crime ..... I can't imagine why :stuart: Anyway whilst poking around in old newspapers, which are always a good starting point I came...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 24-10-2018 1:26 PM
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  15. Lightbulb Help Confirming - Henry Norris

    Hello, I am looking for a little bit of help. First of all, I am very new to researching my family history. Even though I have had many attempts previously, but just never got anywhere substantial. However, this time I am using ancestry.co.uk and I am having a lot more luck. In fact, I believe...

    Started by jjb1986‎, 19-10-2018 3:15 PM
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  16. Lincolnshire Tindall Origins

    My 9th. Great grandfather is Henry Tindall b. bef. 1571 (IGI) of Digby Lincolnshire, d. 1635 Digby, married 1591 Joan Thorpe, b. bef. 1571. I have three children for them: Elizabeth, bap. 1591, Digby, Robert, b. 1592 at Scopwick, bap. 1593, Digby and Mary bap. 1595, Digby. My problem is that I...

    Started by John Gage‎, 17-07-2011 10:27 AM
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    17-10-2018, 8:41 AM Go to last post
  17. Spicer surname (Australia, England, Trinidad)

    Hello again everyone! I haven't been on in a while but I've still been searching. My usual :) I received a few more names recently and thought I'd put it 'out there' here in hopes something might turn up. I got the names Quinton Spicer and his son Aaron Spicer (I think Quinton may be my...

    Started by Ms.Maia‎, 11-10-2018 5:36 PM
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  18. French Father in Law.

    Hi I'm trying to find information on my French father in laws military service in WW2. We know he rejoined his regiment after D day, he was a tank commander and he and his men were attached to a British regiment in the push to Germany. His regiment at the start of WW2 was "Regiment De Sapeurs...

    Started by chubb3g114‎, 16-10-2018 4:18 PM
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  19. gro birth registrations

    Hi, not sure if this has been answered before, but in the course of my research I've found what I think is the same person's birth registered in 2 different quarters. George Roberts Mar Qtr 1876 Uppingham no mother's maiden name 07A 360 George James Roberts Jun Qtr 1876 Uppingham mother's...

    Started by Elizabeth P‎, 07-03-2018 1:20 PM
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  20. Alice/Emily Garratt - Isle of Wight

    I am looking for my latest Alice Emily born on the Isle of Wight if anyone can help please. Born Emily Alice Garrett in 1862 Ryde Isle of Wight. On the 1881 census living on the Isle of Wight there is an Alice E Garrett, I believe this to be Emily Alice Garrett born in 1862 Ryde Isle of...

    Started by ewan‎, 04-10-2010 2:50 PM
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    13-10-2018, 4:55 AM Go to last post

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