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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. Missing from the 1901 census

    Hi all, I am pretty new to this website so first time posting :) So I am a bit stumped - I cannot find my great great grandfather James Leigh on the 1901 census - I can get him on every other but not that one. Born : 1883 in Stockport, Cheshire and Died: 1954 in Stockport, Cheshire. ...

    Started by jaimeepage‎, 13-08-2018 3:06 PM
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  2. Help with transcription of occupation

    In the 1901 census for Walthamstow I can't read the occupation listed for Martha Johnson born 1831 in Chediston, Suffolk. The citation details are RG13, Piece 1634, Folio 55 and Page 37. Can anyone help with this silly detail please? Thank you!

    Started by AudreyF‎, 13-08-2018 10:43 AM
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  3. Hindon Street,Pimlico

    Could a member help me on the following. Searching the records I came across a relative on the 1881 census for Alice Booth listed as head of house (aged 10) living at 22 Hindon Street, St Peter,Pimlico, St George Hanover Square. The census lists out her siblings plus a housekeeper. At this time...

    Started by Geoff Wycherley‎, 05-08-2018 11:29 AM
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  4. Need More Info Help?

    Hi Folks, Wonder if I could ask some advice. Just started off researching Mums side of the family, and I'm trying to find a Marriage Certificate from approx. 1905-1907 of my Great Grandparents. I think I've found the right one, but spouses surnames weren't recorded until later, so is there...

    Started by Nerjagirl‎, 31-07-2018 7:45 PM
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    02-08-2018, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  5. Who is Charlotte?

    Hello, Everyone was so helpful solving a mystery for me https://www.british-genealogy.com/threads/92152-I-can-t-find-a-death and now I have a new challenge. In 1851 Martha Hall (nee Brunning) was a young widow and living in Halesworth, Suffolk. (Registration District Blything,...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 30-07-2018 4:45 PM
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  6. Resource Logs - Opinions Please!!

    What is everyone's opinion of source logs? For those of you just starting out in this business, a source log or research log is a sheet of paper, usually in table format, that you fill out as and when you look into a source of information. Usually, you log the person which the source is about,...

    Started by MJPoole20‎, 25-07-2018 10:34 AM
    debate, information, organised, research, resources
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    26-07-2018, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  7. Missing Birth/Death Reg?

    Hi everyone. Just recently joined and a real newbie, looking for advice. Trying to trace one of Mumís Sisters. She was born after Mum, who was born in 1939 and she died at 6 weeks. There is no trace of a birth certificate but she did have a funeral and a doctor attended after she died. I...

    Started by Nerjagirl‎, 25-07-2018 11:53 AM
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  8. Cross Cottage, Wrington, 1 Silver Street

    Hi, my son and his wife have booked a stay in the above cottage in the village of my birth. I remember visiting the inhabitants of this cottage with my now late mother back in the 60's. I believe they were relatives of some kind but can't remember exactly. I do remember that the daughter of the...

    Started by joycelyn‎, 24-07-2018 7:14 AM
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  9. Can't find people in the 1939 Registration

    I've been looking at the 1939 Registration at grandparents. Claude Lionel Hume and his wife, Nellie, are noted in Dawlish, Devon - as expected. There is a closed record in their household but I don't know which of their daughters it might be to get it opened by providing the right death...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 21-07-2018 5:21 PM
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  10. Cradle Snatcher

    I have a 2nd Great Great Grand Uncle who married at the age of 66 to a 30 year year old woman. The marriage certificate states "Of full age" for both and the GGU was a bachelor servant whilst his wife was a spinster. Was this age difference marriage common? It occurred in St Merryn in 1876....

    Started by topjars‎, 17-07-2018 7:16 AM
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  11. I can't find a death

    I have Martha Brunning marrying Sidney Johnson in January 1852 and the certificate says Martha was Martha Hall a widow. The birth certificate for a child from the marriage gives the mother's name as Martha Johnson, late Hall, formerly Brunning. So, Martha Brunning married Mr. Hall who died and...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 20-06-2018 10:43 AM
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  12. Recognize This Crest?

    Just wondering if this image of a crest means anything to anybody, or if they could point me in the right direction.

    Started by TreeSquirrel‎, 09-07-2018 6:01 AM
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  13. Crediton, Devon marriage

    Hi, I have found a marriage on familysearch, for James Hill to Thomazine Beck in 1814, crediton, Devon. but can't view actual register, would it have fathers name on it if I could. Thank you

    Started by Loraine-hill‎, 10-07-2018 10:46 AM
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  14. Alford Cemetery

    Please can anyone local to Alford (Lincs) tell me exactly where the cemetery is? I have narrowed it down to South Street but cannot see it on Google Maps. The CWGC website places it on the Farlesthorpe Road! PM me if you prefer.

    Started by Clarinetguy‎, 12-07-2018 8:26 AM
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  15. Trying to find grandfather

    I am try to find out information on my grandfather. My mother was born in Salvation Army Mothers hospital in Hackney in1917. My grandmother Minnie Maria Church was unmarried born 1890 ish. Minnie had another daughter a year later called Florence. Both girls were put in a Anguishes Orphanage in...

    Started by Freems‎, 09-07-2018 9:08 AM
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    09-07-2018, 6:19 PM Go to last post
  16. Latin Parish Registers

    Hi, can anyone help with Latin Parish Registers please. I have made steps forwards with names but its odd words that I canít understand. Iím look at Hannington, Northants, around 1660s Not sure if this screen shot will come through, but could anyone tell me what Buried would be in Latin, or...

    Started by Chrissie7‎, 06-07-2018 8:37 PM
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    latin, parish registers
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  17. 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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  18. WW2 ATS Records

    Hi everyone....My late Mother in Law was a Sergeant in the Army during WW2, other than that we don't know anything else. We assume she was in the ATS. Does anyone know if records of women's service during WW2 are available from the MOD? I don't want to send 30 pounds if they don't exist. Thanks.

    Started by pat fowles‎, 05-07-2018 2:43 AM
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  19. Ship - Mary Blundell

    I am looking for general information about this ship. The only information I have so far is that it possibly left Andaman (Bay of Bengal) in 1878 en route to the U.K. I have a note that George Perry was engaged as an A.B. on this ship on the 25th June, 1878 and that his place and date of last...

    Started by jaznjjj‎, 27-06-2018 10:52 AM
    1878, andaman, george perry, mary blundell
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  20. Who was legally married to whom?

    1892 William Jesse married Ada 1899 William Jesse married Annie 1901 Ada married William Henry 1905 William Henry married Alice 1927 William Henry died 1931 Ada married James 1941 William Jesse died. I think it highly unlikely that any of these marriages were legally terminated by...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 25-06-2018 9:34 AM
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    25-06-2018, 5:12 PM Go to last post

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