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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. Baptism Record

    This morning I decided to have another look to see if I could find my great grandmother's birth records. Bingo I found her Baptism Record online. I always look at the image rather than transcription as often additional detail (i.e. date of birth) is written on there somewhere. Although her date...

    Started by melsibob‎, 13-02-2019 12:09 PM
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  2. Question Jas Gordon Rimmer L'pool '91 went to Canada?

    According to family papers, one of the sons of my great-grandfather's brothers emigrated to Vancouver, Canada. His name was James Gordon Rimmer, and he was born in Liverpool in 1891 to James Rimmer and Marion McLellan. He is on the 1911 England Census with his parents, aged 20, and was then a...

    Started by pottoka‎, 25-08-2010 3:29 PM
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  3. WW1 descendants.

    This article was in our local paper tonight. The MOD are searching for his descendants to return some of his possessions,they have put a tree on Ancestry. Apologies if this post isnít allowed. Hope the link works! Search for Manchester WW1 soldier's descendants...

    Started by Pamelawagster‎, 12-02-2019 9:04 PM
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  4. Post John & Eleanor Thompson Newcastle Northumberl

    Iíve hit a brick wall on my 5th great grandparents John Thompson abt 1765-?? Eleanor Thompson abt 1771-?? Possible marriage to a Eleanor Cram?? 21 Nov 1789 In Newcastle Children: George Thompson abt 1791 (4th G Grandfather) Jane Thompson abt 1799

    Started by LadyLisaRaRa‎, 14-01-2019 12:42 PM
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  5. Workhouse Records

    I've made quite a bit of progress researching my ancestor Elizabeth Brunning (nee Taylor or Balls). A missing bit of information is still where Elizabeth Brunning (born 1794 in St. Michael, South Elmham, Suffolk) is for the 1841 census. I think she is in the Blything Union Workhouse aged 45 with...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 06-02-2019 3:32 PM
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  6. WW2 Soldier's records

    Hi Can anyone advise me on when WW2 soldiers records may become available for viewing? I have a relative (b. 1919, not my direct blood line) that was supposed to have been a Japanese POW, but his family do not know whether this was a 'tale'. I have the said relatives first marriage...

    Started by SueP‎, 02-02-2019 4:53 PM
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    03-02-2019, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  7. Ever seen this before?

    I am researching Henry Brunning who married Elizabeth. There is a marriage record on familysearch that says Henry Brunning married Elizabeth Taylor OR Balls on 25th May 1831 in Rumburgh, Suffolk. I'm pretty sure this is my ancestors and the parents of Martha Brunning. Martha Brunning was born...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 20-12-2018 3:42 PM
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  8. transcribing banns records on FamilySearch

    Hi I've just been doing (for the first time) some transcribing of parish records on the FamilySearch website, which is interesting to see things from that perspective. It has been a mixture of baptisms, marriages and burials. Just now, for the first time, I've been presented with a page of...

    Started by wimsey‎, 16-01-2019 8:13 AM
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  9. Garrett 1891

    Would anyone be kind enough to post the details of an Alice Garrett born 1863 Hampshire living in the Christchurch registration district please? I am looking for an Alice Emily Garrett or Emily Alice Garrett born 1863 to the parents of John and Sarah Garrett after the 1881 census. She was...

    Started by ewan‎, 20-12-2010 8:49 PM
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  10. Wallsend Thompson Family

    Hi, im new to this site so not sure how it all works.. I am currently researching my thompson heritage. But havenít got far as stuck on my 3rd great grandfather William Thompson born abt 1820 Newcastle area and died 1881 Wallsend (registration tynemouth) Married Rachel Thompson...

    Started by LadyLisaRaRa‎, 17-12-2018 2:19 PM
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    newcastle, thompson, wallsend
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  11. Help...what is going on

    Has anyone ever seen anything like this before, or would like to put an explanation to it....or tell me I am completely wrong. My x2 Great Grandmother was an Ann Maria Roe born in November 1869 (taken from 1939 Register), however I have never been able to locate a birth record. Her father is...

    Started by saddlers‎, 17-12-2018 9:51 PM
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  12. Help tracing great uncles family.

    I am thoroughly immersed in tracing our family and am amazing at the depth of information thats out there. Reading 100 year old census documents and looking at the jobs is keeping me up late at night! I am hoping someone can help give me some tips to enable me to trace any children of my fathers...

    Started by Equity‎, 18-12-2018 9:15 AM
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  13. Question Florence May Howdon/Hughes - at a stand still

    Iím trying to trace my family line on my grandmothers side as itís a mystery to our family. I obtained the birth certificate for my grandmother Frances Hilda Henderson Born 16 November 1930 Newcastle Died 4 May 1991 morpeth Northumberland Father: Christopher Henderson 1901-1946...

    Started by LadyLisaRaRa‎, 21-12-2018 12:02 PM
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    henderson, howden, hughes
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  14. George Stanley MARSHALL or SMITH? Bedford1893

    George Stanley MARSHALL enlisted with the Royal Engineers in September 1914, was released in 1916 to work as a Fitter for W H Allen & Co, and was discharged in December 1918. In 1914 he gave his age as 21y 7m, father George, home address: "The Manse", Cotton End, Bedford. I cannot find a...

    Started by fullscott‎, 22-12-2018 9:15 AM
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  15. Birth registered three times?

    I have an odd birth that I’m trying to sort out and would appreciate some information that may help. I’m researching a woman named Maria Ming and she appears to have three birth registrations within the General Registry Office records. Her parents were Earl K Ming, from the US Air Force, and Joan...

    Started by obdavies‎, 15-12-2018 3:17 PM
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  16. Smile Searching for father of Symond Broughton

    Symond Broughton, husband of Anise Chamberlaine, died in Barbados in 1652. Who was his father? Thanks for any suggestions! : )

    Started by Braughton‎, 11-03-2014 3:58 AM
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  17. 1939 register

    Hi Hi. Please could you look for Durham RD for Patrick Riley b.1873 Mary J Rile b. 1889 Charles Riley b. 1919 + one closed. What is Mary J Occupation.

    Started by marj‎, 12-12-2018 3:01 PM
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  18. Charles Paterson born abt 1879 in St Andrews,

    Hi there I have found Charles registered in the 1901 Census as a Soldier (Sapper) at Longmoor Barracks, Greatham, Petersfield, Hampshire, England at Longmoor Barracks, Greatham, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. His parents were Charles Paterson and Ann Gowans and he had one sister, Ann, and...

    Started by Chiad Fhear‎, 27-11-2018 2:36 PM
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  19. 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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  20. Debt Records in 1870s in Sussex

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knows where I can find debt or court records for Sussex, or more specifically Hastings, in the mid to late 1870s. I'm looking for Helen Eliza Sweetman (nee Crouch). According to the Hastings and St Leonard's Observer in 1873, her husband Samuel Sweetman ...

    Started by lms245‎, 03-12-2018 2:30 PM
    court, debt, hastings, sussex, sweetman
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