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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. Road location in Gillingham Kent.

    After finally breaking down a brick wall I am able to locate a Grand uncle on the 1939 England & Wales Register to living in Gillingham Avenue, Gillingham Kent. This road does not exist now. I think it has changed names. According to the records in district DHQM the following roads are still there....

    Started by keith.robinson‎, 25-05-2018 9:16 PM
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  2. Barbara W

    I am struggling to find birth evidence of my Great grand mother.Her name was Adelaide Miller. Verbal history has it that she was born in Sunderland 1891.She married Charles Thomas Huntley in 1914 in South Africa and had my Grand mother (Dorothy Adelaide) in 1913. I would be most grateful for any...

    Started by Barbara W‎, 24-05-2018 8:46 AM
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  3. Post Richard Harcourt fought with King James

    Does anyone have information on Richard Harcourt who faught with king James against William of Orange? What year was he born? Who were his brothers, sister,mother, father, and children?

    Started by Cwillis‎, 02-03-2018 11:40 PM
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  4. Somerset to Abertillery

    I am looking for the parents of Ann Perry 1831 from Somerset any help would be appreciated she married Joseph Evans who was also from Somerset but they moved to Abertillery Monmouthshire and kept the Colliers arms Abertillery also looking for his parents he was born in 1830 Somerset Thanks

    Started by irisrose‎, 09-03-2007 12:49 PM
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  5. Question Taylor, Emma

    Hi all hope i'm in the wright place, i have for many years tried to trace my Great Great Grandmother Emma Taylor daughter of Charles Taylor of Benson Oxfordshire England born 1824 died Australia 1894 he married Emma clinch 1846 but and here is the problem his first child Emma Taylor was born 1845...

    Started by Addphill‎, 14-05-2018 9:43 AM
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  6. Davies Family Oswestry/Montgomeryshire

    Hello, I am trying to find information on my grandfather's family. The last residence I can find is in Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire 1891 census. My grandfather was Alfred E Davies b:1886 died 1975 Massachusetts, USA . Alfred's sister Emily b 1890 married John Phillips and was living in...

    Started by LauretteDavis‎, 11-02-2012 9:37 PM
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  7. Is there any way I can find out more?

    I have not been able to find a birth record for my great great grandmother, born about 1862 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Her maiden name was Sarah Ann Warnes. I have her marriage certificate and there is no father's name, so I presume she was illegitimate. She married in 1880 aged 19, and was a...

    Started by Teresa Clare‎, 30-04-2018 4:36 PM
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  8. Was the lady a bigamist?

    A great aunt in my family tree initially married a bachelor in 1900 in Hampshire. There were no children from this marriage. In the 1911 census I couldn’t find her via her married name. However her husband is in the census but now living with another lady in Hampshire, although not married to the...

    Started by Raymond M‎, 30-04-2018 9:34 AM
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  9. William Cawley the regicide

    Hello I return, after a long absence, with a plea. Is anyone (or do you know of anyone) out there researching or done research into the family history of William Cawley the regicide (1602-1666)? Brian

    Started by BrianBS‎, 27-04-2018 11:14 AM
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  10. Photo help please

    Can anyone help with approx date of this photo please? Thanks

    Started by pat fowles‎, 25-04-2018 8:48 AM
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  11. Exclamation Gwendoline Mary Helen Smith

    Hi I'm Seeking any Information on her parents, S he married Aubery Victor Hyde in 1940 in Bristol Somerset an was Possibly born in Wales abt 1921. Death in St Pancras London abt 1967, Thank You

    Started by echorun‎, 26-04-2018 12:41 AM
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  12. Lightbulb looking for any info on Aubery V Hyde

    Need info of marriage and parents and spouse, Marriage was 1940 Bristol to Gwendoline Smith:confused5:

    Started by echorun‎, 25-04-2018 3:32 AM
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  13. Joseph Arneil from Tyrone, Ireland

    I have an ancestor named Joseph Arneil who was born in 1800 in County Tyrone in northern Ireland. Sometime before 1832, he emigrated to Canada and married Mary Ann Dawson from County Monaghan, Ireland.

    Started by JoJody‎, 23-04-2018 9:45 PM
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  14. new on here

    hi my name is lana I'm from ashton under lyne in greater Manchester I'm wanting to find info on firstly my dad's side surname Sunderland and his mum's maiden name was Hurst I saw a post from years ago on here regarding Hurst family members my grandma was phyllis hurst I believe she had brother...

    Started by lala18‎, 07-04-2018 11:56 PM
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  15. Out of my Comfort Zone - Ontario, death 1870

    As the title suggests I'm a bit out of my comfort zone when it comes to Canada. According to a report in a local Walsall paper Dr Andrew Wyllie - one of the originators of the Cottage Hospital there, died suddenly in Owen Sound, Ontario on 28th December 1870. My first thought was "Ontario...

    Started by SueNSW‎, 13-04-2018 1:31 AM
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  16. Help needed with marriage.

    I'm looking for the marriage of a John Nichols and Charlotte Thompson. They were both born about 1820 John according to the census in Mucking and Charlotte in Corringham, both in Essex. As far as i can tell they had two son's Henry born about 1853 and George who was born in April 1854, both in...

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 13-04-2018 1:04 PM
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  17. Edward French.

    In my husbands tree there is a Great Aunt by the name of Georgina Sarah Cole who married Edward French on 27th April 1901. They emigrated to Canada. Edward was born December 1878 and died 12th August 1943. I have come across a document on line recording his death and burial in Prospect cemetery....

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 02-04-2018 10:42 AM
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  18. Information on Howard and Benson Family

    Hello, I’m researching my 3x great grandparents: Thomas William Joseph Howard (born 1873 in Newcastle upon Tyne) and Sarah Jane Benson (born 1873 in Gateshead, Durham). Thomas William Joseph Howard’s parents were Thomas Howard and Margaret Gilchrist and he had five siblings. I believe Sarah...

    Started by Kemrl5‎, 01-04-2018 7:21 PM
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    02-04-2018, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  19. Street Numbers

    I'd always taken it for granted that street numbers alternated, with odd numbers down one side of the street with the even numbers on the opposite side. However, I've just watched a Time Team episode where they excavated a number of houses in Shoreditch which were bombed during the Blitz and their...

    Started by JohnN‎, 03-11-2012 4:05 AM
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  20. royal dane passenger list 1865

    My great grand mother Ann Norah Gates came to to Australia on the Black Ball Line ship Royal Dane in 1865. The voyage was from Gravesend to Keppel Bay in Queensland. I have been trying to find a passenger list for the voyage here in Australia without success. Can anyone give me some clue...

    Started by rockyboy‎, 30-03-2018 3:38 AM
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