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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. Robert Howard

    Just trying to work out if I have found just the one person or 2 different people. I'very been looking for records of my 3rd gt grandfather Edmund Howard b. 1831 Spitalfields and found a baptism record stating that his father was Robert Howard, shoemaker and his mother Sarah Eleanora. I found a...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 18-07-2017 9:56 PM
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  2. Relationship descriptions

    Hi I have a John Hollister in 1690 who in his Will refers to his "late wife's" (Joan Webb) "granddaughter" - Mary. Mary is in fact the daughter of John's brother Philip and his late wife Jane Webb. He does get a bit mixed up with relationships in his Will - he refers to his stepdaughter as...

    Started by Mary C‎, 18-07-2017 12:54 PM
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  3. proof of Gt Gt Grandmother.

    I am trying to find proof that my Great Grandmothers mother was Lydia Burgess. Gt Grandmother's name was Sarah Clark born about 1844 Much Hadham. Hertfordshire, Father Thomas Clark born about 1818. I have looked at other trees on Ancestry and cannot find proof that Burgess was the last name. I have...

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 15-07-2017 4:13 PM
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  4. Local searches in Local Records Offices

    Evening All, I've decided to take some short breaks to do further research for my family at some local records offices, as per old birth and death info from FMP. Can anyone advise how best to approach a local record office? How would I find out where they are and what they may hold? What costs may...

    Started by Tony D‎, 29-10-2015 9:59 PM
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  5. Illegitimate children question

    OK this is just a curiosity question. With illegitimate children, I have two on my tree, one was my great grandmother Dorothy Hine Dossett and the other was Minnie Christine Puddle who was the wife of my great grand uncle Albert Edward Walker. Both these Women's parents married the same year but...

    Started by Whiskeyboi‎, 14-07-2017 3:24 AM
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  6. New York State Death Index 1880-1956

    I am told that this archive is now online and free to search. I did try, honestly. I am useless at searching these things so I found nothing. It doesn't help that my eyes are refusing to co-operate today because they were subjected to nasty stinging drops yesterday. I was hoping to find the...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 12-07-2017 2:54 PM
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  7. Henry Samuel Bloom

    Henry Samuel Bloom 1829–1914 BIRTH 1829 • Sieradz, Lodzkie, Poland DEATH 06/02/1914 • Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Wife Charlotte Abagail Pyke 1845–1931 BIRTH 1845 • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia DEATH 16/02/1931 • Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    Started by Robgibson‎, 12-07-2016 10:01 AM
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  8. Nellie Lewis

    I am looking for information about my great grandmother Nellie Lewis. All I know is that she married Henry John Owen in 1906 in West Ham, and in 1920 had a a child (my grandfather) Edwin Stanley Owen in Hammersmith. However, I cannot find information from before her marriage including DOB....

    Started by emjharrison‎, 10-07-2017 5:54 PM
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  9. Wendelin Strauss

    Trying to find a shipping record for Wendelin Strauss Brn abt 1831 Baden Germany Need to see if he travelled alone. Have his Naturalisation record which he states Arrival 1854 aboard the ship Victoria. Presume it would be NSW as he married and lived their until his death. ( but possible he...

    Started by valg‎, 04-11-2014 1:24 AM
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  10. Red face Has anyone ever used Jayne Shrimpton?

    Hello there!! This is my first post but I hope there's many more to come! :) I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Jayne Shrimpton in dating your family photos? She seems to be a fashion historian with a couple of books out. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with...

    Started by Martina74‎, 04-07-2017 2:55 PM
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  11. What does this say ? Back of 1908 ? Photo.

    Hello. I trust this post is OK. I know it may border on "duplicate posting" as it is, in part, included in another thread I have about my Maternal Grandfather and the Schooner "Charmian". However this post is to do with just deciphering what is written and I am hoping the post title may...

    Started by Peter_NB‎, 12-06-2017 5:28 PM
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  12. ANOTHER QUESTION, RE: HENRY SPENCER OF THORP

    IN A FORMER POSTING WHERE I WAS INQUIRING of info on Henry Spencer, Esq. c. 1700s of Thorpe, who married a Miss Ann LEIGH, there was a discussion about the names below ....and now re-reading the below text (in quotes, underneath here) it has brought to mind another LARGE Question (see that question...

    Started by ViennaSpencer‎, 25-06-2017 11:15 AM
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  13. Francis William MCDonough

    I'm trying to trace my aunt's, Clarice Goligher, life. She married a Henric Marbe in Bucharest in the British Embassy in 1921. I have a copy of the marriage certificate. Then things go blank, until she reemerges, divorced and marrying a Frank ( Francis William) McDonough, an army sergeant from...

    Started by Parklife‎, 02-07-2017 12:39 AM
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  14. A passport issued in Melbourne in 1916?

    My newly connected cousin has scanned the pictures in my great grandmother's scrapbook AND she had scanned the backs of the pictures too! Isn't she wonderful? On the back of what is clearly a passport photograph - you can see the indent of the seal on the corner - in writing that could be great...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 27-06-2017 7:25 PM
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  15. HENRY SPENCER b.c.1713, of THORPE (Surrey)

    DESPERATELY Seeking INFO on a Henry Spencer, Esq. of THORPE (Surrey?), ENGLAND, who died 1766, & married a Miss Ann LEIGH in 1737, & he was born c.1713. HENRY SPENCER Birth: 1713 Marriage: date 1737 - city, Norfolk, England Death: date - 1766- city, Surrey, England Spouse: Ann LEIGH I am...

    Started by ViennaSpencer‎, 01-05-2017 1:09 AM
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  16. WOOTTON, CASON in The Lee, Buckinghamshire

    Looking for help with ancestor John WOOTTON, born per 1841 census about 1771 in Bucks. He married Hannah CASON on 9 May 1790 in The Lee, Buckinghamshire. I don’t have the details, just an index entry so I don’t know by Banns or Lic, witness names, whether they signed, etc. I am guessing by Banns....

    Started by hilarykellis‎, 29-06-2017 4:21 PM
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  17. Question Arthur Thomas HINE born 1876 Lambeth

    hi i noticed this thread about wwi hospital.s , how do you find out if your gt uncle was in one , because in my gt grandmother,s will it states that in 1929 two thousand pound put in a bank and allow arthur thomas hine a pound a week, he was born in 1876 lambert london, i have him in 1881 1891...

    Started by antony1958‎, 25-04-2011 12:59 PM
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  18. Why two birth certs.

    Hi all, I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but it is a query for me and perhaps new eyes might see something I don't. The name of the person of interest is: Frederick Baldwin. Freddie lived in Wigan Lancs. In 1941 (last qrt) he married in a registry office in Wigan a Patricia Dorothy...

    Started by popsit‎, 27-06-2017 12:29 AM
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  19. Smile Terance with two names

    Hello' My fathers aunt a long time ago was a Patricia Dorothy Maude Sandley. Patricia was born in Bedford 26th Oct. 1921.Patricia married (have the cert) my fathers uncle Frederick Baldwin on 4th Nov. 1941 in the registry office in Wigan lancs. She was 21. I have received an email from someone in...

    Started by popsit‎, 24-02-2016 1:52 AM
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  20. Brighton & Preston Cemetery, Brighton

    I was wondering if anyone lived near the Brighton & Preston Cemetery. Would very much like to have a photograph of my Brother's burial place. I have the plot number, as well as a plan of the cemetery, with burial place, highlighted. Fortyseven

    Started by fortyseven‎, 12-06-2011 6:08 PM
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