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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. Amy Scullum

    Hi, I've had a rather cryptic message through Ancestry asking for help. The message says "I am trying to trace Amy Scullum (married to George Chandler ) who was the mother of Susannah Chandler birth date 27 Sept 1864.St Margarets Westminster.Any help would be appreciated" At the moment I'm...

    Started by wimsey‎, 22-11-2017 12:11 PM
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  2. British India Office Writers' Petitions

    I have found a "British India Office Writers' Petitions Transcription" on Find my Past anyone know where I can find out more about this I am looking to connect this with some one in a Friends Family Tree that I am researching for her dad. Thanks for any help I've been looking at this for...

    Started by Sandyhall‎, 20-11-2017 12:27 PM
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    21-11-2017, 9:32 PM Go to last post
  3. Quinn's Square / Buildings Bethnal Green

    Hi, Does anyone have information on Quinn's Square, I have traced my Grand parents and Great Grand parents to living there in the 1880s I am sure my grand father was involved in the Rent Strike of 1938 If any else also has ansestors that lived there, I would love to hear from you. Thank you

    Started by Heather Potter‎, 18-02-2016 7:32 PM
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    21-11-2017, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  4. Question Arthur Thomas HINE born 1876 Lambeth

    hi i noticed this thread about wwi hospital.s , how do you find out if your gt uncle was in one , because in my gt grandmother,s will it states that in 1929 two thousand pound put in a bank and allow arthur thomas hine a pound a week, he was born in 1876 lambert london, i have him in 1881 1891...

    Started by antony1958‎, 25-04-2011 11:59 AM
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  5. Albert James Barnes

    I have posted previous threads about my grandfather Albert James Barnes born in Easthampstead in 1870. I had no real information on him past the 1891 census, except he was named on my fathers birth certificate in 1895. He appears to have separated from my grandmother. Well, a little success has...

    Started by Elma‎, 27-05-2010 8:07 AM
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  6. Compulsory Birth Registration

    I wish people would not compound the myth that birth registration was not compulsory before 1875, it was! Not only was it compulsory but people were fined for not registering births. What is meant that the responsibility for registering a birth under civil registration fell on the...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 13-11-2017 7:43 AM
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  7. Parishes and benefices

    A male ancestor born in the mid 18th century married a woman from a nearby but not adjacent parish. Both parishes are named in the parish marriage record. It was clearly important in those days to be identified with a parish for Poor Law purposes as well as giving a very broad address for the bride...

    Started by tony vines‎, 10-11-2017 10:39 PM
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  8. Travel Ireland/England 1890

    Does anyone know if there are any passenger lists available on line for people travelling from Ireland to England (and back) in 1890/1900? I've got an old photograph of a woman who could be the mother or daughter. The photograph was taken in Manchester and I didn't think it could be the mother...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 10-11-2017 11:01 AM
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  9. Walsh died 1945

    there's a current article on the BBC website about a lady in Australia trying to contact relations of a wartime colleague of hers who died in April 1945. Obviously I'm not intending to name any living relatives here but I was just attempting to work out who the deceased lady's parents were. We...

    Started by wimsey‎, 03-11-2017 7:52 AM
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  10. to buy or not to buy

    just wondering whether to spend 6 on a pdf birth certificate based on scant evidence - what would you do ? all I know about a particular person in my tree is that her first name was Rosanna, that according to the 1939 register (when she was Rosanna Irving, widow) she was born 1st June 1853, and...

    Started by wimsey‎, 13-10-2017 11:43 AM
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  11. Philip Coutanche

    Hi Everyone My name is Ann i am trying to trace my family tree on genes reunited but not getting very far i am also using my heritage they have found my grand fathers record off death but when i enter the information on genes reunited it says there is no records found any help with this would be...

    Started by annrichardson‎, 28-10-2017 4:24 PM
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  12. John Salter birth in 1833

    Good afternoon. I have hit a bit of a wall with two sides of my family. I have not been at this game for a great deal of time and therefore may not know all the tricks etc, so please bear with me. My first wall, and the one I am concerned with for the time being is John Salter born 1833 in...

    Started by Bondgt‎, 29-09-2016 4:15 PM
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  13. Elusive Trundley

    I am struggling to find a birth registration for Ellen Trundley who was born in about 1855 according to 3 census returns. She was the daughter of Saville and Esther Trundley. 1861 RG 9; Piece: 978; Folio: 58; Page: 13; 1871 RG10; Piece: 1530; Folio: 63; Page: 19; 1881 RG11; Piece: 1607;...

    Started by Clarinetguy‎, 06-10-2017 8:01 PM
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  14. Ordering certificates from Belfast GRO

    The reason I want to order a copy birth certificate is to find out the mother's maiden name but the maiden name is required for the order! Is there any way around this? Not as simple as ordering from the GRO in Southport. Sue

    Started by Sumi‎, 03-10-2017 1:33 PM
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  15. Proving the stuff you find online?

    Is FamilySearch (IGI) the only option for me or are there other sources? I have been shown a reference to an online tree by an Australian descendant to Christopher Hearth (1775 -) married Anne Selby had.... John Selby Hearth (1782 -) married Alice Walker had .... John Selby (1812 - 1893)...

    Started by Mutley‎, 05-12-2011 11:45 PM
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  16. HUGHES/ ROBSON

    The first message I posted gave details of son Benjamin as follows: Hughes, Benjamin son of Benjamin and Sarah, shopkeeper of North End, Fulham 11 July 1819 - baptised at All Saints Fulham I HAVE NOW BEEN GIVEN THE NEWS THAT THERE WERE TWO SISTERS Hughes, Eleanor Elizabeth

    Started by gilian rowland‎, 20-05-2012 11:20 AM
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  17. Prestwich Asylum Admissions

    I have found a short transcription of a document of a ancestor who was admitted to Prestwich Asylum in 1882. I have the admission date, patient number, discharge date but no details as to why he was there. I'm intrigued. On the document it states that the record set is Prestwich Asylum...

    Started by Ashleigh_‎, 02-10-2017 6:03 PM
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  18. "Family History Centers"

    this question is probably covered elsewhere, though I can't actually find an answer prompted by another thread I have discovered that I live fairly close to an LDS Family History Center, which is apparently open approximately 6 hours per week. What facilities would I find if I visited ? At my...

    Started by wimsey‎, 22-09-2017 5:17 AM
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  19. Would a father leave his child behind?

    Hi all, I am trying to sort out the family details of some Anglo-Irish Protestants who moved to Canada in the first half of the 19th century. My ancestor, Nathaniel Bradley, was born in Ireland about 1812. In 1834, he married Elizabeth Perrin at Newtown Barry, Co. Wexford, Church of Ireland....

    Started by hilarykellis‎, 29-09-2017 2:43 PM
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  20. Question Address discrepancies between records

    Hello, I have two different families, living in Bethnal Green circa 1820-1870, who marry and have their children christened at Shoreditch St Leonards, but the addresses they give do not match the other records I have for them. I have birth certificates for some of the children, and the...

    Started by debhdebh‎, 19-09-2017 12:39 PM
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    21-09-2017, 3:58 PM Go to last post

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