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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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    03-06-2008, 1:50 PM Go to last post
  1. Charles Paterson born abt 1879 in St Andrews,

    Hi there I have found Charles registered in the 1901 Census as a Soldier (Sapper) at Longmoor Barracks, Greatham, Petersfield, Hampshire, England at Longmoor Barracks, Greatham, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. His parents were Charles Paterson and Ann Gowans and he had one sister, Ann, and...

    Started by Chiad Fhear‎, 27-11-2018 2:36 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-12-2018, 9:45 PM Go to last post
  2. Kathleen King 1908 diary

    Hi Many years ago I bought an old diary from a junk shop. The author is a young female Irish teacher who went to teach English in a German (Braubach) school in 1908. Her very detailed diary covers her school & life experiences from Oct to Dec of that year. I've just started to transcribe...

    Started by Double‎, 18-03-2018 4:19 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-12-2018, 7:20 PM Go to last post
  3. Debt Records in 1870s in Sussex

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knows where I can find debt or court records for Sussex, or more specifically Hastings, in the mid to late 1870s. I'm looking for Helen Eliza Sweetman (nee Crouch). According to the Hastings and St Leonard's Observer in 1873, her husband Samuel Sweetman ...

    Started by lms245‎, 03-12-2018 2:30 PM
    court, debt, hastings, sussex, sweetman
    • Replies: 3
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    04-12-2018, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  4. Excise Officer records

    May I ask if anyone has any knowledge of records of Excise Officers in the National Archives? I have a person who in 1810 in a Marriage Licence for a second or later marriage is described as an Excise Officer. I can not work out this persons place or date of birth or details of his first marriage....

    Started by MartinSSS‎, 02-12-2018 2:58 PM
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  5. death record for Lila Christine Elzia Barnett

    Lila Christine Eliza Madgwick/Madgewick/Madwick born 16 May 1909 Coonamble NSW Aust. married Cyril Harold Barnett 1932 Balmain NSW Aust. found a notice for a Lila Christine Madgwick death 3 Apr 1987 Souithsea Hants, England. wondering if it is the same person. If yes, why wasnt her death...

    Started by DoreenH‎, 02-12-2018 4:52 AM
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    02-12-2018, 1:03 PM Go to last post
  6. Cemetery Records, Durban

    My first Post I have a intrest in a Catherine Byrne B. 19 Jun. 1895 Ballyknocken Wicklow IRE. but later not sure of year she was sailing to Australia died on board & was buried at Durban Sth. Africa again not sure of year Would welcome any information on this Catherine Byrne death particulars.

    Started by playtime3‎, 28-11-2018 12:56 AM
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    02-12-2018, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  7. Two mysteries in Birth/Baptism Records

    I have William Johnson who marries Maria Heifer/Heffer in 1821 in Suffolk. They seemed to settle in Halesworth, Suffolk and I'm looking at their many children. I have a whole lot born and baptised in Halesworth and they appear in the record set England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 29-11-2018 3:22 PM
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    30-11-2018, 1:26 AM Go to last post
  8. Cool Rhodesian Records pre 1960

    Hi all, Once again, I don't know if I'm in the right place, but here goes anyway. My grandmother had three sisters, two of whom I can account for. However, the third one, known as Frances, married one Victor Leake. She was born around 1888, so give or take, she was probably married in...

    Started by SAConnection‎, 15-05-2010 1:18 PM
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    27-11-2018, 7:19 PM Go to last post
  9. Family reunion

    Hi, I'm looking for some ideas. A cousin has suggested arranging a family reunion which would involve connecting with family members in other countries. We are thinking about creating a website in the lead up to the reunion as a way of sharing information, photos and stories and hopefully building...

    Started by SarahAnn23‎, 21-11-2018 9:12 PM
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    26-11-2018, 2:52 PM Go to last post
  10. Aucott/Dowse

    Does anyone have any interest in either of these names? I am trying to find a marriage between an male Aucott and female Dowse. Children from this marriage are: Daughter born 1915 Peterborough Two sons born 1917 and 1919 in Newmarket Daughter born 1922 in Stowe Son born 1926 in...

    Started by suemalings‎, 21-08-2010 11:36 AM
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    24-11-2018, 3:34 PM Go to last post
  11. Odd anomaly - am I missing something?

    You know the feeling when there's one census record that just doesn't seem right, but it's the only one that fits? Well I have that feeling for my Great Grandfather, William Davies, in the 1881 census. Throughout every other census record but 1881 his birthplace is recorded correctly as...

    Started by obdavies‎, 21-11-2018 11:50 AM
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    22-11-2018, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  12. Posting of Genealogical Workflow Questions

    My Question: What is the best forum in which to post questions regarding Genealogical Workflow? I'm asking, because I'm unfamiliar with the forums of this site. For instance; I am currently dealing with the question of what record types are typically considered a "must" to have as supporting...

    Started by History_Hunter‎, 12-11-2018 2:21 AM
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    evidence, filing, workflow
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  13. Rhydyrhiw near Llanegryn, Merionethshire

    Hi, I’m looking for a little help from someone who speaks Welsh. I’m trying to interpret the 1861 address of my Great Grandfather William Davies. The census record indicates that he lived at Rhylcriw near Llanegryn, Merionethshire at a place that looks to be named as ‘Felyafach’ (I’m not sure the...

    Started by obdavies‎, 19-11-2018 1:58 PM
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    19-11-2018, 7:02 PM Go to last post
  14. Millers of Oxenhoath

    So, my ancestors were the Miller family, and a general google search gets you book results of the Miller family on Oxenhoath, an extinct baronet family from the early 1700's in Kent. and some of these millers have find a grave pages that i created also. There has been some ancestry work done on...

    Started by dakotagurl‎, 15-11-2018 3:41 AM
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    kent, miller, oxenhoath
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    16-11-2018, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  15. Cool Finding the man who didn’t want to be found!

    So trying to find out more about my great grandfather He changed his name and moved across the country all we have is a few ww1 pictures Any tips on how to find out who was and what records I could be looking through to help? We know who my great nan is name and birth certificate

    Started by Mrmachaye‎, 13-11-2018 11:59 PM
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    15-11-2018, 6:58 PM Go to last post
  16. Probate details on Ancestry

    In previous years I've found many English probate details on Ancestry. Now, information I've previously gathered, doesn't appear to be available. Just wondering if I've missed some announcement. Heather

    Started by Heather17‎, 14-11-2018 12:41 AM
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    14-11-2018, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  17. Education records

    Father born and lived Tytherton Road Islington London 1886 to 1900. I wonder is it possible to find record of local schools or perhaps attendance records for period? Thank you Don

    Started by ridleydonald‎, 08-10-2018 8:18 PM
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    10-11-2018, 6:39 PM Go to last post
  18. Robert Channing born Dec 6, 1785

    I'm trying to located the British family of Robert Channing, born on Dec 6, 1785. At age 25 he was according to Swedish church records at Marstrand, Sweden, a Captain and married to a Swedish woman namned Christina Sällström. Robert stayed in Marstrand for the rest of his life. He remarried in...

    Started by Karin Jorthé‎, 04-11-2018 1:09 PM
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    06-11-2018, 8:34 PM Go to last post
  19. Colonial Nominated?

    What did it mean when people where Colonial Nominated? I had 2 ancestors (father & Son) that came to NZ on the Duke Of Edinburgh in 1874 as single men. I then had the wife son and daughter come to NZ in 1877 on the Cardigan Castle But they came as Single Men Colonial Nominated and Single Women...

    Started by bdnicholls‎, 06-04-2009 8:34 PM
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    02-11-2018, 6:57 PM Go to last post
  20. Family History of an area

    With a friend I am about to start some local research. Part of what we would like to do is look at the families in our village and explore how it has grown over the years. We don't intend to look at families after the second World War ( there was significant building an development in 1950's). ...

    Started by melsibob‎, 28-10-2018 12:00 PM
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