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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. Will there be more on this court case?

    I have just been bowled over to suddenly find court proceedings at the Old Bailey on 6th March 1905 for William Millar Fleming. I wonder if there would be anymore to be found out from newspaper reports of the time? I've never used newspaper searches before so don't really know where to start. ...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 22-05-2019 1:29 PM
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  2. American researching Lambert

    I have possibly exhausted all online research for my British grandfather's family, but hoping someone from the group wouldn't mind researching and confirm information for me? I believe I have traced my Lambert line back to Thomas Lambert of Thornbury 1754-1820; could anyone help in confirming his...

    Started by banalban‎, 21-05-2019 3:44 PM
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  3. Question Wm Seymour b 1796-7 Dorset … seeking parents

    William Seymour born 1796-7 Dorset … trying to find his parents. Hi Everyone. Antipodean new member here. I’m trying to sort out my GGGG Grandfather, and he’s proving to be a bit of a trouble-maker. I’ve traced that branch back to him, William Seymour, who shows in the 1851 census as “Willm”,...

    Started by Dougal.‎, 18-05-2019 8:04 AM
    dorset, hampshire, seymour
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  4. Can anyone find Jane Puthim?

    I have just received the marriage certificate for ................................ John READ (21) to Jane PUTHIM (26) in 1876, Leicester Register Office.She made her mark. Her father was recorded as John PUTHIM (deceased) a Blacksmith. I cannot find any record for her or her father on FMP...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 08-05-2019 2:12 AM
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  5. Churches in Birmingham, St Martin, St Philips

    Trying to decide if a family would have had children baptised in both of these churches and if so why. They are about .5 miles apart. Records for the children of a Thomas and Hannah Davis, show Sarah baptised at St Martins 1760, Mary baptised St Philips 1767, William baptised St Martins 1770 and...

    Started by grannytimes3‎, 29-04-2019 3:27 PM
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    30-04-2019, 2:13 PM Go to last post
  6. Fenland people & places, 1823-26

    I would put this in a county forum except the places I want to find out about are in different counties. I'm working on transcribing a Will written in 1823 with a Codicil added in 1825, which was Proved in 1826. The Will mentions several parcels of land which were purchased from some people and...

    Started by pipsqueak‎, 27-07-2009 6:13 PM
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  7. Society of Genealogists

    Are any members of the forum members of the Society of Genealogists? The reason for asking is that my publisher has told me that they asked for a copy of my book so that they can review it and include the review in a future issue of their Genealogists’ Magazine, which I understand is issued...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 17-04-2019 3:53 PM
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  8. William Charles Jackson

    Born in 1894, served in in the Royal Garrison Artillery in WW1 came out to NZ on the Ship Ruapehu in 1927 his occupation was a Printer (Linotype Operator) he married Annie Rodgers who also was on the Ruapehu in 1927 I think in Wellington NZ. There is a strong possibility that he was already...

    Started by gengrant‎, 16-04-2019 3:19 AM
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  9. Why register birth with wrong maiden name?

    A puzzler. I was unpicking a complicated family - a man with two marriages and at least nine children - when I found three of the children to his first marriage were registered with mother's maiden name Rutty instead of McAuliffe. I could have assumed there had been a third marriage except there...

    Started by drmike789‎, 06-04-2019 4:49 PM
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  10. Alice Pickard born 1871 Barton on Humber

    My grandmother was called Alice Pickard and was the sister of Benjamin Pickard. She was born in Barton on Humber but moved to Hull. Has anyone got any more information about the family?

    Started by Barb123‎, 02-04-2019 12:42 PM
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  11. Alexander Wilson Shore Master Aberdeen

    Hi I am looking for any information on Alexander Wilson born 1867 in Aberdeen and died 3 May 1935 at Banchory kincardshire Scotland. From the early 1900s he was on the Aberdeen Harbour Board and was also Shore Master for a while. He was a Director of Alexander Hall & Company Shipbuilders...

    Started by gengrant‎, 28-03-2019 6:54 AM
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  12. FreeBMD - How to Download to Excel Spreadshe

    Hi I am trying to download from FreeBMD into Excel spreadsheet but it seems that I can only download as a .txt document. Is this correct or am I doing something wrong

    Started by shetlandtim‎, 31-03-2019 8:04 PM
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  13. Travel by horse or foot, time needed 1700s

    How does travel time and method used compare to bicycle travel? Often when researching ancestors in the 1600-1700s I find myself looking at distances between possible living areas. Am example say I have reliable records for someone who was baptised in Keele, Staffordshire 1688, I have his...

    Started by grannytimes3‎, 30-03-2019 4:48 PM
    travel time
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  14. Who owned the houses?

    I started researching my husband's line about five years ago but stalled because I could not find the marriage of his father's parents nor the death of grandfather. When the 1939 Registration came on line all was revealed. Father-in-law's parents never married. Grandmother had been married...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 22-03-2019 3:24 PM
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  15. Patrick O'Connell born 1858 Ireland

    Hi I have spend years looking for Patrick o Connell born in timplenoe Kenmare co Kerry Ireland he was born on6/6/1858 his parents were Daniel o Connell and mary Dwyer I heared he went to New Zealand and he married had children and is buirried out there some one told me he is in Bromley cemetery...

    Started by maurice1953‎, 19-03-2019 9:35 AM
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  16. Indian mystery

    Hello, I've been trying to help finding out more about the family of my English uncle, but I'd like to ask if someone here who has more experience with British genealogical researchs can help me. I have found the will of Leonard Stanley Taylor who died in Calcutta in 1930 and that's surely the...

    Started by gaspaol‎, 20-03-2019 6:44 PM
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  17. British army desertion records

    I am not sure where the best place is for this query. My g-g-grandfather was a soldier in the 11th Regiment of Foot. The regiment served in Australia for a few years in the 1850s and returned to England in 1857. I have some payroll/muster records and there is a note that says he deserted in...

    Started by helent‎, 17-03-2019 11:07 PM
    11th regiment of foot, army desertion
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  18. Post William Wiliams served on the faroe islands

    I'm looking for Wlliam Wlliams who served on th Faroe Islands from around 1941-1944 during WWIi as a R.A sergent-major registration number 870383. Hi was from Cardif, Wales Do you perhaps know family or descendants of this family William Wiliams in Cardif? Hanna

    Started by hannaha28‎, 16-03-2019 10:27 AM
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  19. Question Norwegian seaman in South Shields around 1890

    Good evening! I am currently researching my wife's family, and I am struggling a bit with a few details. Her great great grandfather, Hans Henrik Johannesen, was born on 12 October 1861 in Sveio/Sveen, Hordaland, Norway, and joined the Norwegian merchant navy in April 1879. From 1885 I...

    Started by AndersP‎, 16-03-2019 7:50 PM
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  20. LILY WHITELEY b 1891c

    My Great Grandmother was Lily Whiteley and she married my Great Grandfather Walter Emsley, i am trying to save having to order thier marriage cert they marreid in 1914/15 I need to find out Lily's parents to get past a brickwall. Also when she died Walter married a Mary Whiteley no details of...

    Started by Temsley‎, 26-03-2008 2:56 AM
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    16-03-2019, 9:52 AM Go to last post

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