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  1. Question Edward Terence Smith & Olga Winifred Harper

    Hi all, Looking for more information on my gt-grandparents. They were married on 26th December 1931 in Bombay, rumour is that Olga was a local in India and Edward was from Kettering in England. Their fathers were called James Smith and Benjamin Harper. Edward was born around 1890 and Olga about...

    Started by SmithPia‎, 25-06-2017 7:44 PM
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  2. Question Moses Wellwood, Northern Ireland died 1852

    Trying to find more actual documentation on this Moses Wellwood. He's buried in Clifton Street Cemetery in Belfast. Died 30 Jan 1852, age 70. Had been an inmate at the Belfast Charitable Institution. Supposedly born in Broomhedge, but lived in Hillsboro. I THINK this may be MY Moses Wellwood...

    Started by DebbieAnn‎, 25-06-2017 4:13 PM
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    25-06-2017, 6:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Alfred Anderson b.1882 Sunderland

    Hello. I seem to have reached yet another brick wall. I am struggling to find any information in regards to an ancestor by the name of Alfred Anderson (b. 1882 +/- 1 year), no parents names, no birth place. He was most likely (based on his death record) born in 1882. Precisely where I...

    Started by Mcleeds‎, 26-01-2017 11:30 PM
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    25-06-2017, 6:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Cambridgeshire

    Hello I am now in Cambridgeshire with my Family history. My 3rd gt grandfather, Robert Pretlove Marshall was born in Cambridgeshire in 1804, christened at St Micheal's church in Cambridge on 5 Dec 1804. He married Eliza Gardiner from Wandsworth 30 April 1826, in Fulham. His father was Robert...

    Started by hunterterri58‎, 20-06-2017 9:38 PM
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    25-06-2017, 2:46 PM Go to last post
  5. Hannah Hawkins Ireland b abt 1833

    Hi. hope someone can help, am trying to find Hannah Hawkins born about 1833 in Ireland. I go this date and place from her South African death notice of 1912. I did find her marriage record to John Maher in 1851 in Tulla, Ireland, but am battling to find a birth notice. she was Catholic. Any help...

    Started by BronwenP‎, 24-06-2017 9:00 PM
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    25-06-2017, 9:44 AM Go to last post
  6. Dyer, Gurr

    Hi my name is Nick and I am new the this, I have decided to try and trace back my Mothers side of my family. Her Married name was Elizabeth Rose Eckersley, she was married to Raymond Henry Eckersley. She passed away in Feb 2000 Tunbridge Wells Kent. Her maiden name was Dyer. The reason I want trace...

    Started by NickEckersley‎, 07-05-2016 8:32 PM
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    22-06-2017, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  7. Carter/Huggett marriage

    I am trying to find a marriage record (and hence parents' names) relating to the birth of Gwendoline M Carter (1931 Lewisham). The birth entry gives mother's maiden name as Huggett, but I have not been able to find a suitable Carter/Huggett marriage (with a female Huggett!). Yes! I know the obvious...

    Started by Tolly‎, 22-06-2017 12:34 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    22-06-2017, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  8. George Roberts

    Hi I'm new to the forum, my first post. I've spent many years on family history research, but this one person eludes me. My great grandfather George Roberts born 7 May 1877 but can't find where He married Florence Wright born 10 Jan 1884 at Birmingham registry office February 1913. They...

    Started by Elizabeth P‎, 20-06-2017 3:46 PM
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    21-06-2017, 1:45 PM Go to last post
  9. Marsh Family - Kent/Middlesex

    Just wondering if anyone could help with the following family? There's several conundrums so any help is greatly appreciated! I'm trying to trace back my great, great, great grandmother, Harriet Alice Marsh. Her birth reg: MARSH, HARRIET ALICE GRO Ref: 1857 S Quarter in EASTRY Vol:...

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 14-06-2017 9:39 PM
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    19-06-2017, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  10. Court Marshall 1837 Lookup - Henry Mead NSW

    G'day All, Been occassionally dabbling in this Family History caper for over 15yrs (when my 1st son was born) but I am really still only a novice. Just started taking it seriously a month or so back, but unfortunately I keep hitting the same brick wall I came across that first day all those...

    Started by tangles61‎, 22-09-2009 12:57 PM
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    19-06-2017, 6:09 AM Go to last post
  11. proudfoot

    hello...need help with John Blair Proudfoot brick wall. I understand he lived in Saint vincent...and had a son called william james crumpton dallas proudfoot. he shows as father of gertrude, joan emma sophia, and margaret. i found additional information that claim his father was john crompton...

    Started by rproudf‎, 28-10-2015 10:46 PM
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  12. Job Boulton of Droitwich and Bridgnorth

    This is about my overall brickwall of Job Boulton of Droitwich and his son, also named Job. I am posting in hopes of getting new ideas and a fresh perspective. Job Boulton, chandler, of Droitwich, married Mary Allen (daughter of John and Mercy, bap 1662 at Droitwich ), also of Droitwich, 16...

    Started by t@nya‎, 21-04-2017 4:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    18-06-2017, 6:46 AM Go to last post
  13. Fredrick Lewis brick wall

    Here is my enigma that I am trying to solve. My father forbid me to do any ancestry research while he was alive. He would never tell his wife, my mother any details either. My aunt (Dad’s sister said the family history will go to her grave…it did). This all revolves around my grandfather,...

    Started by MartinL‎, 21-03-2017 2:28 AM
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  14. Another Irish ancestor

    In researching my American heritage I have discovered another Irish connection. I have known for some time that Barnard van Horn's wife was Rebecca. When I discovered her grave on Findagrave I learned that Rebecca was 55 when she died in Ohio in 1839. In the 1850 census of America the parents'...

    Started by DBCoup‎, 18-08-2015 10:24 PM
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    15-06-2017, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  15. James Rogerson

    Hi, I am searching for information about James Rogerson b1814 Essex, England. Only UK details I have. He had a wife, Martha and either one or two children, including a daughter, Emma. His wife and child/children died on voyage to Australia in 1838...ship was called Margaret. He arrived in...

    Started by Seaspray2‎, 11-06-2017 3:00 AM
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  16. Unhappy Records from Cork, Ireland 1845, STUCK!

    Hello, I have traced some family back to a William Thomas Copeland born in 1845 in Cork, Ireland, he was a woodsawyer, then travelled to London, Paddington, where he married in about 1869 and stayed. His father was Thomas Copeland also a wood sawyer (no other details). I can't find anymore...

    Started by clarehill‎, 22-07-2010 3:45 PM
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    14-06-2017, 4:27 AM Go to last post
  17. John Roberts

    I'm looking for information about John Roberts, a Welshman, and also information about his wife, parents, etc... I only know of him from his son and also daughter's marriage certificate, where he is declared deceased, which shows he died before 1867 (when his daughter got married). His...

    Started by Sam Rowe‎, 14-10-2016 6:11 PM
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  18. Complete Brickwall

    Decidedly, my family is full of these. Complete and utter brickwall here. John Roberts born in Amlwch, Gwynedd. Married a Jane Hughes who went on to marry a Thomas Murray, since John died around 1852-1853. Can't find an obituary however. He was born in 1811. He had two children, Samuel Roberts...

    Started by Sam Rowe‎, 13-06-2017 7:09 PM
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    13-06-2017, 9:39 PM Go to last post
  19. John Rowe Sr.

    It has since been proven that John Rowe sr was born circa 1801 (Sam thought the 1851 census when John was 60 was in fact the 1861 census). Hello! My great x4 grandfather John Rowe (I would assume Senior, as his son was called John Rowe), born in 1791. I am trying to find: -His father or...

    Started by Sam Rowe‎, 12-08-2015 10:19 PM
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    13-06-2017, 5:20 PM Go to last post
  20. Is this a likely real link?

    I have concrete proof up to the second William Hammond, after that it's based on someone else's tree. I'm going to try and have this verified officially, but I was wondering what you all thought. Me < 4 generations < Henry Hammond (1832-1896) < Charles John Simmons Hammond (1800-1860) < Thomas...

    Started by Sam Rowe‎, 13-06-2017 1:50 PM
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    13-06-2017, 4:17 PM Go to last post

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