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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. Cradle Snatcher

    I have a 2nd Great Great Grand Uncle who married at the age of 66 to a 30 year year old woman. The marriage certificate states "Of full age" for both and the GGU was a bachelor servant whilst his wife was a spinster. Was this age difference marriage common? It occurred in St Merryn in 1876....

    Started by topjars‎, 17-07-2018 7:16 AM
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  2. I can't find a death

    I have Martha Brunning marrying Sidney Johnson in January 1852 and the certificate says Martha was Martha Hall a widow. The birth certificate for a child from the marriage gives the mother's name as Martha Johnson, late Hall, formerly Brunning. So, Martha Brunning married Mr. Hall who died and...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 20-06-2018 10:43 AM
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  3. Recognize This Crest?

    Just wondering if this image of a crest means anything to anybody, or if they could point me in the right direction.

    Started by TreeSquirrel‎, 09-07-2018 6:01 AM
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  4. Crediton, Devon marriage

    Hi, I have found a marriage on familysearch, for James Hill to Thomazine Beck in 1814, crediton, Devon. but can't view actual register, would it have fathers name on it if I could. Thank you

    Started by Loraine-hill‎, 10-07-2018 10:46 AM
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  5. Alford Cemetery

    Please can anyone local to Alford (Lincs) tell me exactly where the cemetery is? I have narrowed it down to South Street but cannot see it on Google Maps. The CWGC website places it on the Farlesthorpe Road! PM me if you prefer.

    Started by Clarinetguy‎, 12-07-2018 8:26 AM
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  6. Trying to find grandfather

    I am try to find out information on my grandfather. My mother was born in Salvation Army Mothers hospital in Hackney in1917. My grandmother Minnie Maria Church was unmarried born 1890 ish. Minnie had another daughter a year later called Florence. Both girls were put in a Anguishes Orphanage in...

    Started by Freems‎, 09-07-2018 9:08 AM
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    09-07-2018, 6:19 PM Go to last post
  7. Latin Parish Registers

    Hi, can anyone help with Latin Parish Registers please. I have made steps forwards with names but its odd words that I canít understand. Iím look at Hannington, Northants, around 1660s Not sure if this screen shot will come through, but could anyone tell me what Buried would be in Latin, or...

    Started by Chrissie7‎, 06-07-2018 8:37 PM
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    latin, parish registers
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  8. Out of my Comfort Zone - Ontario, death 1870

    As the title suggests I'm a bit out of my comfort zone when it comes to Canada. According to a report in a local Walsall paper Dr Andrew Wyllie - one of the originators of the Cottage Hospital there, died suddenly in Owen Sound, Ontario on 28th December 1870. My first thought was "Ontario...

    Started by SueNSW‎, 13-04-2018 1:31 AM
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    06-07-2018, 4:26 AM Go to last post
  9. WW2 ATS Records

    Hi everyone....My late Mother in Law was a Sergeant in the Army during WW2, other than that we don't know anything else. We assume she was in the ATS. Does anyone know if records of women's service during WW2 are available from the MOD? I don't want to send 30 pounds if they don't exist. Thanks.

    Started by pat fowles‎, 05-07-2018 2:43 AM
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  10. Ship - Mary Blundell

    I am looking for general information about this ship. The only information I have so far is that it possibly left Andaman (Bay of Bengal) in 1878 en route to the U.K. I have a note that George Perry was engaged as an A.B. on this ship on the 25th June, 1878 and that his place and date of last...

    Started by jaznjjj‎, 27-06-2018 10:52 AM
    1878, andaman, george perry, mary blundell
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  11. Who was legally married to whom?

    1892 William Jesse married Ada 1899 William Jesse married Annie 1901 Ada married William Henry 1905 William Henry married Alice 1927 William Henry died 1931 Ada married James 1941 William Jesse died. I think it highly unlikely that any of these marriages were legally terminated by...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 25-06-2018 9:34 AM
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  12. Deciphering Handwriting from Parish Records

    Hello I am hoping that there is someone on this forum who can advise me with a UK parish birth record from 1700s that I am having difficulty deciphering. The word that names the father's occupation is the one that eludes me. I had hoped to be able to post a copy of the document here, but that...

    Started by di2315‎, 19-06-2018 6:15 AM
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  13. Plymouth Brethrens - Wales/Birkenhead area

    Hello - I am trying to uncover information for this religion in the Newport Wales and Birkenhead/Cheshire areas. John Augustus Thompson (Newport, Wales) married Lydia Stevens (born in Ireland/family in Birkenhead) in 1905 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England - but John was from Wales and they had...

    Started by TracyTill‎, 21-06-2018 5:14 PM
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  14. Parish records for Scotland

    I have a Christopher Slater in my tree who was born 15th August 1810 in Pomona, Orkney Scotland. Pomona isn't used now but back then it meant the mainland of Orkney. I know that Christopher was a master Mariner, i've copies of two of his certiifcates of competency. He married Ann Curry 21st...

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 09-03-2014 11:42 AM
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  15. Evans/Davies/Rogers

    Hi, I have recently received death printouts from GRO for Thomas Evans d 22 November 1893 Adwy Bersham Wrexham. Thomas was 67 Yrs old and a Steel Foreman. The informant at his death was Thomas Rogers, Son in Law. Also received, was death of Thomas's wife Elizabeth Evans d 18 October 1898 71yrs...

    Started by kiwibarb‎, 16-06-2018 3:49 AM
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  16. Deciphering Documents - HAYES - Royal Navy

    Iím trying to do a favour for my elderly neighbour who is desperate to know about his fatherís service in the Royal Navy. I have no experience of doing this but have tracked down three pages from National Archives. Gentleman in question is WILLIAM RICHARD HAYES J110426 DOB 8/11/08. Iím stuck on...

    Started by Peapod63‎, 14-06-2018 7:11 PM
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  17. Fred PERKIN born Clayton, Yorkshire 1865

    Hi - this may need to be in a Yorkshire forum, but its here now. I would appreciate any help trying to work out the paternal & maternal grandparents of Fred PERKIN born Clayton, Yorkshire 1865. The GRO index is giving me his mother's maiden name as ACKROYD (Bradford 9b/169). I think Fred was...

    Started by wimsey‎, 12-06-2018 5:55 AM
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  18. registry office marriage

    If you married today in a registry office, and you were widowed, you would have to produce the death certificate to prove it. Was this always the case? ie, would someone who married in 1913 in a registry office, stating widower, be required to produce the death certificate of his late wife? If so...

    Started by Elizabeth P‎, 05-06-2018 12:36 PM
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  19. Lightbulb Thomas Overton 1700s Middlesex

    Looking for any information on Thomas Overton. Married a Margaret, Possibly in Holborn Middlesex. They had at least 1 child Elizabeth I would love some help I seem to be at the brickwall:confused5:

    Started by echorun‎, 05-06-2018 1:15 AM
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  20. Earl descendants Little Plumstead Norfolk UK

    I am trying to locate any descendants from the Earl's located in Norfolk in the late 1700's. I have traced back to Henry Earl born abt. 1794 in Lynn, Norfolk. I believe his parents were John Earl and Ann Norton who resided at Little Plumstead Norfolk England and i think John and Ann Norton had...

    Started by mikerl‎, 27-05-2018 1:22 AM
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    earl, earle, plumstead
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