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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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    03-06-2008, 1:50 PM Go to last post
  1. 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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    15-10-2018, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. John Parks (1740-1796) Mary Payne (1742-?)

    I am new to this site. My sister-in-law and I just came back from visting London last week. It was great. But we're still looking for more info. John was my 3rd g.grandfather born in Ewhurst, Sussex, England. He married Mary Payne on 14 Sep 1762 in Lewes, Sussex, England, and they had 4 or 5...

    Started by doxiemoms123‎, 30-09-2018 6:57 PM
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    30-09-2018, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  6. Family Search public trees

    Does anyone know whether Family Search compiles some of the trees publicly available on its website or whether it only publishes trees compiled by subscribers (I know that it's a free site but can't think of a better description)? My question stems from looking at several trees on their website...

    Started by tony vines‎, 26-09-2018 10:45 PM
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    27-09-2018, 9:15 PM Go to last post
  7. Workhouse admission

    Hi, I'm new to this forum, so this is my first post. I'm researching an ancestor who seems to have been admitted to the workhouse in 1899. He was discharged 2 days later. Could anyone shed some light on why this was such a short admission? I was under the impression someone would go there if they...

    Started by SarahAnn23‎, 18-09-2018 9:22 PM
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    20-09-2018, 8:37 PM Go to last post
  8. Orsett Union House Records

    Does anyone know if records for the Orsett Union House (workhouse) are somewhere on line. I have an ancestor (Elizabeth Seaman) listed there in the 1881 census with the occupation of 'Housekeeper Domestic Servant' although it does not have 'Pauper' beside it as many others do with their...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 20-09-2018 7:27 AM
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    20-09-2018, 9:26 AM Go to last post
  9. Waltham Silver pocket watch

    A friend of mine has recently came into a silver Waltham Pocket watch, inside there is the following: 30/10/1933, 17 Jewels, P J Bartlett which we think is the makers name, Numbers, 18124015, 367687 and AJD 67249. would any body know why this would have been presented to someone in 1933 or any...

    Started by maesglas/ssclub‎, 18-09-2018 1:44 PM
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    18-09-2018, 6:47 PM Go to last post
  10. Famous murderer in the family?

    Hi all I was hoping you might be able to help me fill in some gaps ... I was told today that a certain Eliza Snelling (b. Abt 1865 in Thursley, Surrey m. Arthur Batsford) was related to the famous murder in Hindhead of a sailor of 1786. For anyone wanting details of the gruesome murder,...

    Started by NatashaBatsford‎, 06-10-2008 10:43 AM
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  11. Question Carruthers mystery

    Hi I have been researching my branch of the Carruthers family for nearly 10 years. Initially it was simply to discover what happened to my grandfathers sister, but then grew from there to me being able to build a family tree as far back as 1744. As it turned out my grandfathers sister was actually...

    Started by Jcarruthers‎, 26-02-2018 6:21 AM
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  12. Can't find people in the 1939 Registration

    I've been looking at the 1939 Registration at grandparents. Claude Lionel Hume and his wife, Nellie, are noted in Dawlish, Devon - as expected. There is a closed record in their household but I don't know which of their daughters it might be to get it opened by providing the right death...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 21-07-2018 5:21 PM
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  13. Help with a burial record

    I have the burial record for Sidney Johnson in Walthamstow in 1911 and his wife, Martha on the same record in 1915. It looks as though they went into the same plot. The record is titled "Register of Grave Spaces in Unconsecrated Ground". Should I assume this was not a churchyard? A Council...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 09-09-2018 10:18 AM
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    10-09-2018, 6:39 PM Go to last post
  14. A muddle

    Sidney Johnson married Martha Hall (nee Brunning) in 1852. I have found five children in the GRO with the mother's maiden name of Brunning: Elizabeth Maria Q2 1852 Martha Q3 1854 Margaret Q4 1856 George Sidney Q2 1860 Charles William Q1 1865 Tracking Sidney and Martha through the census...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 03-09-2018 5:41 PM
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    09-09-2018, 7:33 PM Go to last post
  15. STEELE/ STEEL/ STILL? Banffshire

    I'd be grateful for any help you might be able to give in identifying ancestors of my great-great-grandfather, James Steele/ Steel. Facts I know about him are as follows: Born c. 1821 in Scotland. (Possibly born on 9 June 1822 at Banff and baptised James Still on 7 July 1822? Son of Robert...

    Started by simbi‎, 13-02-2010 9:44 AM
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    09-09-2018, 4:07 PM Go to last post
  16. Huguenot searches

    Did anyone see the Who Do You Think You Are? programme on Julia Sawalha (series 3)? She was helped to trace her mother's family, the Dubocks back to France in the 17th century. Having missed the programme myself, is there anyone out there who can tell me what facilities the researcher used to...

    Started by kathy15185‎, 15-11-2007 12:29 PM
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  17. Latin Transcription Query - Austro-Hungary

    FamilySearch have made records from the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine available online. While they are not transcribed, this is amazing for those of us with Eastern European ancestry. I know this is a British genealogy forum... but I've always had really helpful responses here! ...

    Started by benward‎, 06-09-2018 5:05 PM
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    07-09-2018, 2:43 PM Go to last post
  18. Interviewing elderly people

    Hi I have offered to interview/chat to a 101 year old lady and record her memories for the local history society now I have interviewed young and old as a civil servant but really this is new to me. Has anyone got any experience as to how to start off the interview etc. I am getting a bit nervous...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 06-09-2018 11:55 AM
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  19. When a housewife was somewhere to keep money!

    I came across this in a newspaper from 1828 when I was looking for something on transportation!

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 27-08-2018 6:48 PM
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    05-09-2018, 7:08 AM Go to last post
  20. Racial Terminology in England arround 1845

    Hi, William Sabatta was born 1823 in Quebec/British North America, got married in 1849 in Cape town and died there 1862. In 1845, he was ticketed as a merchent seaman in London. In this record it is stated "Complexion: Man of color". Since I'm not familiar with British racial terminology of...

    Started by tannenbaum‎, 30-08-2018 8:58 AM
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    31-08-2018, 8:21 AM Go to last post

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