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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. Attack on this web site.

    Admin and Moderators, please be aware of quite a number of digusting posts have been added to the forums.

    Started by stepives‎, 18-06-2019 11:03 AM
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  2. Locating 2nd Boer War Records

    Hi All. My great-grandfather John Macdonald (born Inverness 1869 & died Fochabers, Scotland 30/08/1919) fought in the Boer War and I am trying to track his military service number. I have newspaper articles which report that he served with the City of London Imperial Volunteers, and sailed for...

    Started by JanetCarmichael‎, 17-06-2019 3:46 PM
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  3. Post Tracking witnesses to marriages

    I have quite a few occurrences where there are witnesses names on a marriage certificate or a newspaper article with an ancestors name mentioned along with others. I like to keep track of these (but struggle) especially if there is a possibility they are related but as yet unknown to me. Is it...

    Started by Judith1260‎, 17-06-2019 1:37 PM
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  4. American looking for Hallam

    Hi all! I'm new to this so please bear with me! I have found a marriage certificate for William Hallam and Harriet Bould Kent in 1865. They are my great great grandparents. I am pretty far along finding the Bould lineage but have not had much success on the Hallam side. The certificate states that...

    Started by kittwoll‎, 13-06-2019 1:50 AM
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    bould, hallam, kent, wynne
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    I am looking for children/ relatives of Alec Palmer and Mary Ann Whall Palmer. Both died in St Hellier in 1943 and are buried in the Almorah Cemetery. Mary is the sister of my great grandfather Nicholas Whall. (His wife was Elizabeth Florence Moyse ) She also had two sisters in St Hellier;...

    Started by derich‎, 01-06-2019 7:28 AM
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    elwood moyse, palmer, whall
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  6. One for the sleuths - Henry John Southwood

    Hi I am struggling to fine the birth for Henry John SOUTHWOOD On the 1881 census (RG11; 3944; 115; 17) His age on both the image and transcription (findmypast) is 54 On the 1891 census (RG12; 3221; 74; 3) His age on both is 44 On the GRO for his death in 1893 his age is 46. So I would have...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 30-05-2019 4:02 AM
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  7. Help with MOD.

    Hi. I have sent off for my fathers Army Records from MOD. It is about 4 weeks ago. Does anyone know if they acknowledge they have received the information I have sent or do I just wait for the records to come, or should I phone them to ask it they have received my request forms. Thank you.

    Started by Premier‎, 28-05-2019 8:50 AM
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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