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  1. Trying to find a British/Bermuda ancestor

    Hello, This is my first post. I am trying to find the first name of a female maternal ancestor who lived in Bermuda in the 19th C. I have spent many, many hours since January, and can't find her in any records. My 4th cousin told me how the surname Scott got into his family: My female...

    Started by PearlStringer‎, 27-05-2018 1:22 AM
    bermuda, birmingham, scott
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  2. Smile John Dwyer born Ireland lived Merthyr Tydfil

    new to brit-gen looking for dwyers in Merthyr Tydfil and sedwicks of dent if anybody can help

    Started by steward‎, 16-04-2018 7:19 PM
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  3. George Addenbrooke

    Hi All I have hit a Brickwall and bounced after 40 years at this i cant seem to get beyond George Addenbrooke b 1470 d 1548 he owned land in Romsley under the abbey of Halesowen in 1499 and in 1548 at Romsley Regis then belonging to the Abbey. George according to all my research the progenitor of...

    Started by Addphill‎, 21-05-2018 4:36 AM
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  4. Daniel Henderson Grose of Carrick on Shannon

    Trying to determine the parentage of Daniel Henderson Grose who was born in Carrick on Shannon, Ireland in 1793. My thought is that he must be the son of Daniel Charles Grose, the artist and nephew of Francis Grose the antiquarian. Daniel Charles Grose seems to have settled in Carrick on Shannon...

    Started by warrwykk‎, 18-05-2018 2:11 PM
    artist, daniel, grose, ireland, leitrim
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  5. George William Fenton, born in Walsall?

    My wife is the grand-daughter of George William Fenton, probably born in Walsall, Staffordshire, around 1875 to James Fenton and Catherine Wood. In the 1881 census, he is said to be born in Walsall. However, searches of birth registrations does not reveal any births of a George in Walsall at...

    Started by photograham‎, 15-05-2018 12:21 AM
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    16-05-2018, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  6. find George W.Pearce

    My paternal grandfather George W. Pearce appears only two times on official records. I. passenger list: September 18. 1912 onboard Royal Edward departed Bristol destination Montreal Canada. George Pearce age 38 birth year 1874 occupation Engineer accompanied by : Edith Pearce

    Started by archworth‎, 09-05-2018 3:54 PM
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    munition workers ww1
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  7. James Smith and the Carney family.

    My ancestor was James Smith born c1790. He married Sarah Inkpen at All Saints Church, High Street, Oxford in August 1819. The witnesses was Hannah Hawkes and Andrew Carney. James and Sarah had several children inbetween 1820 and 1840. Names such as Sarah, Edwin, George, Ann, William, Henry, James,...

    Started by benny1982‎, 04-04-2018 1:48 PM
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  8. Searching for Richard and Mary Ann

    My 3xgt grandmotherís sister Mary Ann Arthur married Richard Hazelwood, Coachman, on 6 Nov 1854 at the Parish Church of St Austell. Both were of full age. Richard gives his fatherís name and occupation as Richard Hazelwood, Innkeeper. Richard was born in Helston, Cornwall C1827. Richard...

    Started by KathNZ‎, 16-03-2011 6:18 AM
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  9. Peter Mulvay born c1840

    This is one of many brick walls, Peter was born in the UK or Ireland approximately 1840. He is my 3x great grandfather and emigrated to New Zealand marrying the first of his three wives Elizabeth 'Betsey' Oliver in 1862. My great grandmother was alive when I was born and insisted the Mulvays came...

    Started by RuthM0‎, 25-04-2018 1:23 PM
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    ireland, mulvay, scotland
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    02-05-2018, 4:43 PM Go to last post

    Hi Fellow Researchers I have hit a brick wall and need help. My ggreat grandmother was born around 1826 at Kingswear in Devon where she spent her early years. In 1853 to 1860 I have her living in Islington, London with four children all with the surname Davies. Baptism records recorded...

    Started by bighandsbeard‎, 28-04-2018 1:24 PM
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  11. Mary Wiberry (or Wiborough?) Norfolk

    Mary Wiberry married William Skerry in August 1814, in Grimstone, Norfolk, her birthplace is given as Grimstone in the subsequent censuses and her birth year around 1796. I have looked all through the Grimstone Archdeacon's records and the only similar names I can find are Thomas Wiborough (from...

    Started by Teresa Clare‎, 29-04-2018 2:44 PM
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  12. John Rivotta, born around 1910?

    My own personal brickwall is that of my maternal Grandfather, John Rivotta (or possibly Rivolta). Possibly born 15th March 1910. This is what I know about him. He was originally admitted to Parish Street Workhouse in Bermondsey by the Police aged around 2 years, described as 'abandoned'. From...

    Started by Jonesy‎, 23-02-2009 6:21 PM
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  13. Curse the marks on census images

    For months (may even be years) I had been trying to find where my great grandfather's second wife was living in 1881 befre her marriage in 1889. All name variants and wildcards produced nothing. She was born in Montgomery in 1855 but whatever I tried I couldn't find her. But today I was studying...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 24-04-2018 5:50 AM
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  14. Susan Warner/Bristol

    Hi, Still trying to knock down this brickwall...it's been forever arrrgghhhh :-/ My 2x Gt Grandmother was born Susan Warner in 1817, Bristol. I can find nothing relating to her birth or family etc. I have come across a family named WARNER in Bristol that got my attention - (Henry and...

    Started by Cockney-Sparra‎, 12-02-2018 5:36 PM
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  15. Pollard in Cornwall

    I have an Edward POLLARD who married Ann Lightfoot, at Lansallos, Cornwall, on December 10th 1826. I have been trying, for ages, to gather information about the accestry of both of them. Some help will be greatly appreciated

    Started by Whitehawk‎, 19-04-2018 4:00 PM
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  16. Voelkel

    This mornings help opened up many avenues for me to explore, I'm hoping i can do that again! This family is German living in London. The first record i started with was my GGrandmothers marriage cert. Name Florence Voelkel Age 30 Birth Year abt 1891 Birth Place London, England Marriage...

    Started by fieryone‎, 09-04-2018 5:47 PM
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  17. Howells, Newport, 1838

    Hello, Am wondering if anyone could give a hand. Looking for Ben (Benjamin) Howells born 1838 Newport Wales. Appears in a few censuses (e.g. 1881 Durham area). Wife Elizabeth Evans (married around 1860s); occupation puddler Son Ben Jr. born in Yorkshire, aged 18 in 1881 census. Thanks

    Started by HuntersMoon‎, 15-04-2018 2:35 PM
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  18. Robert HOPKINSON born Middlesex abt 1811

    My ancestor Robert HOPKINSON married at St Marylebone in 1829. On the 1841 census he is aged 30 and aged 42 or 43 at death in 1850. So born 1808-1811. To go backwards all I have to go on is a Middlesex birth county from the 1841 census. I have left this alone for a good decade but now that more...

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 13-04-2018 3:36 PM
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    14-04-2018, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  19. Barrett - Probable Home Child

    I am trying to connect my GGrandfather to England. When I first started my genealogy journey I was looking into my fathers mother and with him got certs etc and puzzled that one out, unfortunately he (my father) died before learning what I found out. My grandfather passed when i was 11, and his...

    Started by fieryone‎, 09-04-2018 11:20 AM
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    13-04-2018, 9:25 PM Go to last post
  20. searching for living Aunt

    I am beginning to feel i have the worst record keeping family in the history of record keeping... ever!! After years of rabbit holes and limited success have decided i need to contact a living relative (don't actually know if the is living) who may have something, anything to help my quest. ...

    Started by lukeboshier‎, 05-11-2017 8:14 AM
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    12-04-2018, 7:52 PM Go to last post

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