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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. PDF certificates

    Hi Does anybody know how long the PDF versions of certificates take to arrive? I ordered some last weekend and still nothing in my in box. Thanx in advance

    Started by yeoman1‎, 23-11-2016 7:16 PM
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  2. Pre-civ reg searches: my 4th gt-grandfather

    This post is partial general query about pre civil registration searches and partial brick wall. I'm sure many of us, like me, have got to the stage where we need to use parish records and transcripts for extending our lineage further back in time. In some instances it can be easy to find who...

    Started by dedken‎, 17-01-2017 6:09 PM
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  3. Which name?

    When you start a new family tree on ancestry or Find My Past do you put your maiden name or your married name?

    Started by Annie70‎, 18-01-2017 11:30 AM
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  4. Ancestry v FMP

    I am currently looking into my ancestry of the HANNAM family based in the Pateley Bridge area. Starting this research coincided with the FMP free access which has just closed (although I didn't know the offer was on and couldn't understand how I was getting free access!). I have subscribed to...

    Started by pennyd‎, 16-01-2017 6:10 PM
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  5. Goyt Hall Bredbury Stockport

    I am trying to find information about Goyt Hall I have two wills Thomas Moss Goyt Hall 1804 and his wife Alice Moss Goyt Hall 1826 I have searched the net and i have found next to nothing on them can anyone help thanks ridgeway

    Started by ridgeway‎, 17-01-2017 2:18 PM
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  6. What does this census record say?

    I am looking into my HANNAM family history, historically based in the Pateley Bridge area of Yorkshire. My great great Grandfather was Humphrey HANNAM bpt 29/04/1827. His baptism records for the Chaplery of Pateley Bridge records his parents as William and Sarah, abode Hayshaw (entry bottom left...

    Started by pennyd‎, 15-01-2017 4:29 PM
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  7. Malin of Staffordshire - was Clan History

    I'm looking for a book dedicated to the Staffordshire England, Mallin family history. Does any one know where I might be able to purchase a copy?

    Started by DonaldMallin‎, 11-01-2017 9:30 PM
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  8. Thomas O'Meara 88th Regiment 1873

    I have just found the Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records for my Great Uncle Thomas O'Meara, born 1858 St Marys, Dublin Ireland and because I have a Limited Ancestry Membership can not print out these records. He enlisted at Alverstoke in 1873 at the age of 15 which makes...

    Started by gengrant‎, 15-01-2017 6:53 AM
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  9. Identifying Place Name is Worcestershire

    Hi there! I am following up some clues in the 1564 will of my ancestor George Alen of Droitwich, Worcestershire. and there is one place name in the will I can't identify, probably due to a variant spelling of the place. It is Baghetts Mongton. Any ideas or feedback would be appreciated.

    Started by t@nya‎, 14-01-2017 12:26 PM
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  10. Rev John Nicholls

    I have a family tree of my Great Great Grandfather Nicholl and his fifteen children. His name was John Richard Nicholl and I understand he had interests in St Vincent. I would like to know how the interest in St Vincent came about, what the interests were and when they were sold. Can anybody...

    Started by Matty1‎, 09-01-2017 7:34 PM
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  11. Baptist?

    I have some workhouse records that show some of my ancestors were Baptists,what is the difference between C of E and Baptist sorry for my ignorance.

    Started by trevboy‎, 08-01-2017 4:06 PM
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  12. Exclamation converging family trees HEMY family

    Hi, I have been tracing the family tree for some time, I have links to other family trees that correspond with mine but at the GGG grandfather stage the names differ. I want to clarify the correct surname of GGG grandfather and hope to continue from there.

    Started by Lauzun lad‎, 30-09-2016 3:05 PM
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  13. Stillborns

    Was it the case that only the death was officially recorded in C19th?

    Started by dedken‎, 21-12-2016 10:36 AM
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  14. Distemper

    I have come across the word distemper on a burial register. It is a column header. One of the lines on the column is listed as consumption - TB. The usual dictionary meanings are a canine illness and a type of paint. I am guessing it may also mean cause of death, any ideas anyone.

    Started by 916153‎, 04-01-2017 12:14 AM
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  15. Spriggy, Sprigge & Sprigg be the same name??

    The evidence is strong that my ancestor, Thomas Sprigg (also Sprigge), was born in Northamptonshire in 1629 although he spent most of his life in colonial Maryland. When he was in his 50s in the 1680s he signed an inventory in Maryland. The original inventory survives, and in the wax seal he...

    Started by charlie64‎, 06-06-2015 10:46 PM
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  16. Same man; 2 addresses in 1851 Census!

    I am in the process of checking who the right parents of one of my great grandmothers were, however in the 1851 E & W census the father seems to appear twice at two different addresses. He was called William Humphrey (the surname being spelt Humphry, Humphreys and Humphries at different times) and...

    Started by tony vines‎, 26-12-2016 10:12 PM
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  17. Any US based users? I could use some help!

    Hello all, I'm looking for some help in securing copies/photos of a set of documents held in the United States National Archives. Being UK based it's a bit difficult to get out there solely for a small research task! If there is someone heading to the College Park Archives in Maryland in the...

    Started by TomBen‎, 25-06-2015 11:12 AM
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  18. Exclamation PENDILL - Another possible variation?

    I recently received an e-mail from another family historian on this side of the Pond informing me of another possible spelling variation that I was not aware of before. I wonder how many spelling variations actually exist? No wonder I'm having so many challenges! |banghead| Pat McCoy

    Started by PatMcCoy‎, 26-02-2009 4:40 PM
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  19. Net Police

    In the 1939 Register an ancestor is down as living in Aylesbury and Net Police Retired. I have looked at the register for Metropolitan Police Officers and he does not appear there, likewise I have looked at a register for Buckinghamshire Police and he does not appear there either. Any suggestions...

    Started by yeoman1‎, 20-12-2016 8:30 PM
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  20. John B. Klasgye

    Hi, I am researching a maternal fourth Great Grandfather, John B. Klasgye, who after 7 years of service in the British Army, 2 Battalion, 16th Regiment of Foot and was wounded. He was granted land at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada (about 1809) for his service. On his 1857 death certificate, it...

    Started by Martinezrnc‎, 17-12-2016 3:33 AM
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