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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 2:34 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 12:19 PM
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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 10:37 PM
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  1. A passport issued in Melbourne in 1916?

    My newly connected cousin has scanned the pictures in my great grandmother's scrapbook AND she had scanned the backs of the pictures too! Isn't she wonderful? On the back of what is clearly a passport photograph - you can see the indent of the seal on the corner - in writing that could be great...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 27-06-2017 7:25 PM
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  2. Why two birth certs.

    Hi all, I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but it is a query for me and perhaps new eyes might see something I don't. The name of the person of interest is: Frederick Baldwin. Freddie lived in Wigan Lancs. In 1941 (last qrt) he married in a registry office in Wigan a Patricia Dorothy...

    Started by popsit‎, 27-06-2017 12:29 AM
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  3. Smile Terance with two names

    Hello' My fathers aunt a long time ago was a Patricia Dorothy Maude Sandley. Patricia was born in Bedford 26th Oct. 1921.Patricia married (have the cert) my fathers uncle Frederick Baldwin on 4th Nov. 1941 in the registry office in Wigan lancs. She was 21. I have received an email from someone in...

    Started by popsit‎, 24-02-2016 1:52 AM
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    IN A FORMER POSTING WHERE I WAS INQUIRING of info on Henry Spencer, Esq. c. 1700s of Thorpe, who married a Miss Ann LEIGH, there was a discussion about the names below ....and now re-reading the below text (in quotes, underneath here) it has brought to mind another LARGE Question (see that question...

    Started by ViennaSpencer‎, 25-06-2017 11:15 AM
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  5. Brighton & Preston Cemetery, Brighton

    I was wondering if anyone lived near the Brighton & Preston Cemetery. Would very much like to have a photograph of my Brother's burial place. I have the plot number, as well as a plan of the cemetery, with burial place, highlighted. Fortyseven

    Started by fortyseven‎, 12-06-2011 6:08 PM
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  6. Annie Van Trump

    I am looking for birth date and place of birth of Annie Van Trump. Looking at census her birth year varies from 1841 to 1846 and birthplace ranges from North Petherton, North Newton and Dunston. 1851 census. Living with parents William and Elizabeth trump in North Petherton. Aged 10, i.e. born...

    Started by Brabazon‎, 15-06-2017 7:35 PM
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  7. Thompson & Davies - Newport & Birkenhead

    Seeking connections to John Augustus Thompson (b. 1882 in Newport) and his family - John Augustus was a shipping professional, married Lydia Annie Stevens (b. 1880). Was believe son of John Thompson and Katie Davies, brother of Edith Kate Thompson. (All of this was on their marriage certificate...

    Started by TracyTill‎, 08-06-2017 5:24 PM
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  8. Susan A Fisher born abt 1880 in Marylebone

    Last August/September (i.e. 2016) because of a glitch the BG filing system unfortunately lost some posts. I'm having one of my splurges on accumulated emails, and have come across this set, relating to the above-named lady. Some posts from the original thread are missing, (hence the...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 20-06-2017 2:30 PM
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  9. Getting myself tied in knots - PINCHIN family

    This is another of the 'lost threads' from last September (2016). Originally posted by David Tuson. Again I will post the thread replies individually.

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 20-06-2017 3:10 PM
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  10. ALLEN family of Devon

    Looking for information on WILL (1680-1778), OLIVER (1660 - ?) most likely from Cornwall. And/or anything before them.

    Started by Jim1949‎, 16-06-2017 12:02 PM
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  11. Question Joel Gardiner - long lost boy

    Hi Joel Gardiner dob 2nd March 1851 - son of Ephraim and Mary Ann Gardiner. I have him in the census up until 1871 then nothing until a possibility in the 1911 census. However this Joel is said to have been born in Stonehouse Gloucestershire but I know from my Joel's his birth cert that he was...

    Started by Scone‎, 18-07-2013 5:55 PM
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  12. Robert Pretlove Marshall

    Hello I am trying to find Robert Pretlove Marshall's first marriage. He was born in 1804 in Cambridge. Christened 5th December 1804 in St Micheals church Cambridge. Next, I find him on the 1841 census with a family. Eliza is his wife. I have deduced from later census that she was Eliza...

    Started by hunterterri58‎, 16-06-2017 9:43 PM
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  13. James Russell and William Parkes

    I am researching a school in Bridgwater, possibly established in 1861, and apparently being run by James Russell (born Othery, Somerset in 1845) in 1866 (Kelly's). This was in King Square, Bridgwater in 1871 census, but in 1874 Kelly he is running a 'gentleman's school in Lonsdale House, Blake...

    Started by Brabazon‎, 15-06-2017 7:54 PM
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  14. Looking for Mr Jones...

    Hi there and thanks for letting me join, I need help with my family members......:stuart: * WILLIAM JONES born about 1780 in England ????, He was convicted in Middlesex in 1797 for an unknown crime and arrived in Australia in 1789 aboard the BARWELL aged 18yrs. Sorry but this is all the...

    Started by Colleen69‎, 15-06-2017 6:16 AM
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  15. Looking for John Staniforth and family.

    William Staniforth occupation Carpenter married Rosa Courtney Thomas 1858. I have the marriage cert and his father is John Staniforth occupation Grocer. The marriage takes place in St. Mary the Virgin, Cardiff. I have all information regards William and Rosa. Census 1841,Wellington street, St...

    Started by Sandyhall‎, 12-06-2017 3:55 PM
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  16. What does this say ? Back of 1908 ? Photo.

    Hello. I trust this post is OK. I know it may border on "duplicate posting" as it is, in part, included in another thread I have about my Maternal Grandfather and the Schooner "Charmian". However this post is to do with just deciphering what is written and I am hoping the post title may...

    Started by Peter_NB‎, 12-06-2017 5:28 PM
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  17. How can I find out where she was born?

    I'm trying to find out more about my 4th gt grandmother, Eliza Wilson. All I really know at the moment is what I've found in the census records. She was born around 1821 in London (no idea where in London) and she married Vitore Albino in 1842 in Bouton-on-the-water, Gloucestershire. I know plenty...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 06-06-2017 11:28 AM
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  18. Waldron / Berry

    Hello I am searching for information on my Grandmother's family. Her name was Anne Elizabeth Waldron Moseley.She was born November 16,1916 in London. She was in the RAF in 1943. Her mother was Jesse Loader Berry Waldron. Jesse was born in Bromsgrove Sept 17,1877.Her first husband was William Berry...

    Started by barbmoseley72‎, 11-06-2017 9:05 PM
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  19. The death of Henry Cotton

    I am trying to find out what happened to Henry Cotton my wife’s great grandfather), he was born born in 1859 in Staffordshire. His parents were James and Hannah Cotton (nee Bird). He had 7 brother and sisters; Thomas born 1842, George born 1843, James born 1847, Benjamin born 1851, Mary Ann born...

    Started by BJ Smith‎, 28-05-2017 7:52 PM
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  20. Was there another woman?

    I have just been given a huge pile of love letters sent from my Uncle to my Aunt - they date from 1929 and onwards to the mid 1930's although I haven't investigated them all yet. There is also a 1942 dairy which was given to George by his son for Christmas. The son has marked all the family...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 06-06-2017 2:33 PM
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