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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. new on here

    hi my name is lana I'm from ashton under lyne in greater Manchester I'm wanting to find info on firstly my dad's side surname Sunderland and his mum's maiden name was Hurst I saw a post from years ago on here regarding Hurst family members my grandma was phyllis hurst I believe she had brother...

    Started by lala18‎, 07-04-2018 11:56 PM
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  2. 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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  3. Help needed with marriage.

    I'm looking for the marriage of a John Nichols and Charlotte Thompson. They were both born about 1820 John according to the census in Mucking and Charlotte in Corringham, both in Essex. As far as i can tell they had two son's Henry born about 1853 and George who was born in April 1854, both in...

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 13-04-2018 1:04 PM
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    15-04-2018, 9:18 AM Go to last post
  4. Edward French.

    In my husbands tree there is a Great Aunt by the name of Georgina Sarah Cole who married Edward French on 27th April 1901. They emigrated to Canada. Edward was born December 1878 and died 12th August 1943. I have come across a document on line recording his death and burial in Prospect cemetery....

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 02-04-2018 10:42 AM
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  5. Information on Howard and Benson Family

    Hello, I’m researching my 3x great grandparents: Thomas William Joseph Howard (born 1873 in Newcastle upon Tyne) and Sarah Jane Benson (born 1873 in Gateshead, Durham). Thomas William Joseph Howard’s parents were Thomas Howard and Margaret Gilchrist and he had five siblings. I believe Sarah...

    Started by Kemrl5‎, 01-04-2018 7:21 PM
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    02-04-2018, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  6. Street Numbers

    I'd always taken it for granted that street numbers alternated, with odd numbers down one side of the street with the even numbers on the opposite side. However, I've just watched a Time Team episode where they excavated a number of houses in Shoreditch which were bombed during the Blitz and their...

    Started by JohnN‎, 03-11-2012 4:05 AM
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  7. royal dane passenger list 1865

    My great grand mother Ann Norah Gates came to to Australia on the Black Ball Line ship Royal Dane in 1865. The voyage was from Gravesend to Keppel Bay in Queensland. I have been trying to find a passenger list for the voyage here in Australia without success. Can anyone give me some clue...

    Started by rockyboy‎, 30-03-2018 3:38 AM
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  8. Jane Seward of Ide Devon.

    Jane Was my fathers maternal great grand mother. She was born in 1829, married John William Isaac of St Sidwell Exeter in 1852. They sailed to Australia on the Pharsee in 1853. She died in Ferry St Kangaroo Point Brisbane Queensland in November 1900. Her parents were Richard ...

    Started by rockyboy‎, 05-11-2016 3:37 AM
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  9. Spires history

    During WW2 my father was in the area of Mickleton I believe and thought our family had history there. Does anyone have any family information of the SPIRES family.....thank you.

    Started by canadacurious‎, 26-03-2018 2:31 PM
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  10. Alderson, Moore

    My great-grandparents were John Joseph and Annie (Moore) Alderson. I think John's father was Mathew Alderson. John and Annie along with their children came to America in 1904. In England they lived in Durham County and John and his sons were coal miners. I don't know who Annie's parents were and...

    Started by eddylee52‎, 23-02-2018 8:48 PM
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  11. Biddick family (help appreciated)

    Hello to everyone. Not sure if I posted in the right area I’m researching my mother’s fathers fathers line. His name was John Albany Biddick. He was British and his father was William, according to research I’ve made. He had four sons from his first marriage (Claud, John Albany, William and...

    Started by Beckyb92‎, 23-03-2018 9:45 PM
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  12. Identifying the correct Anne Sandwick

    Hi all, Hope all is well. I was wondering if I could ask for some help identifying the "correct" Ann/e Sandwick. My ancestor Anne Sandwick married Joseph Woof/eon 25 May 1795 in Penrith, Cumberland by Banns - Ann says she is 23, Joseph says 24. Isaac Gaskin and Elizabeth Wilkinson or Williamson...

    Started by hilarykellis‎, 12-03-2018 4:50 PM
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  13. Lost passenger records UK to Australia

    Hope someone can help with advice on finding the entry date into Australia for my great grandfather John Anthony. I have searched all available records held by Aust Archives and State Archives plus our State Library system. Most likely entry port was Brisbane but many records for the period of...

    Started by girrawheen‎, 12-07-2010 12:01 AM
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  14. Kathleen King 1908 diary

    Hi Many years ago I bought an old diary from a junk shop. The author is a young female Irish teacher who went to teach English in a German (Braubach) school in 1908. Her very detailed diary covers her school & life experiences from Oct to Dec of that year. I've just started to transcribe...

    Started by Double‎, 18-03-2018 4:19 PM
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  15. Smile Tranter family tree

    Hi Does anyone have any information or related to anyone named Daniel tranter born around 1780 married Sarah waile 1797. According to what I have they had 10 children but unsure if that is correct . Also a Samuel John tranter 1900 married a Margaret bageley who had 8 children . I can't seem to...

    Started by Niclou03‎, 04-04-2014 7:31 AM
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  16. Weddings only 3 weeks apart.

    Hi I'm not exactly sure which forum this belongs in so will place it in the General Forum. Would anyone know what could be happening here? While researching the British side of my Anglo-Icelandic wife's tree I found a marriage for her maternal gggrandfather Henry Okes Bradford MRCS. This...

    Started by Gordon Kincla‎, 07-03-2018 3:42 PM
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  17. PCC Will - What do these sentences say?

    Hi, I'm struggling with a couple of lines in a will (Richard Hawkyns of Tewkesbury - 1540 - PROB 11/28/81)... any help would be appreciated. Does this read "Item I bequeath to my wife and her son John Pert" ? Does this read "Item I bequeath to Daniell Pert ? in money"

    Started by bsward‎, 04-03-2018 9:28 PM
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  18. Confused by sudden change of occupation

    My 4th gt grandfather William Stevens (b. 1821) is listed as a Tailor in all of the census records (apart from 1901 where he is a retired clothier) but on his marriage certificate he is a Private in the 13th Light Dragoons. I am a bit confused by this sudden change of occupation. The only other...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 07-03-2018 9:51 AM
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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. Post Richard Harcourt fought with King James

    Does anyone have information on Richard Harcourt who faught with king James against William of Orange? What year was he born? Who were his brothers, sister,mother, father, and children?

    Started by Cwillis‎, 02-03-2018 11:40 PM
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    03-03-2018, 8:03 PM Go to last post

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