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  1. Great Grandad WW1 POW

    Hi everyone, I have just had my great granddads medals restored and put in a display box. It has spurred me to try to find out about his service history. I am especially interested in information about his time as a POW. However, I cant find anything more than the below. I know a lot of records...

    Started by Equity‎, 16-12-2018 11:29 AM
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  2. David Friston (1791-1839), Hull

    I've been trying to trace my paternal line as far back as possible but have been stuck here for over a year now. I requested David Friston's death certificate from GRO and now know that, despite several Ancestry family trees reporting his birth as 1796, he died at the age of 48 in 1839 in Myton,...

    Started by chikkinn‎, 13-12-2018 1:01 PM
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  3. Thomas Wells & Hannah Martin (m.30 Apr 1857)

    I think one of my ancestors used her mother's maiden name, when getting married, instead of her own. If this is the case, it would resolve a bit of a brick wall I have. I could use some input on this one. Here are the results of my research so far... I have a marriage certificate for Thomas...

    Started by History_Hunter‎, 14-12-2018 11:59 PM
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    16-12-2018, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  4. Iilligitimate birth unknown mother, Cape 1912

    I have been unable to find my any record of my father's birth. It has recently been suggested to me (as a skeleton revealed) that he was the son of a mother other than his father's wife - and this does accord with stories my father told me. His name was Arthur Stanley Orme and he was (likely)...

    Started by MylesOrme‎, 15-12-2018 3:25 PM
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  5. Ernest John Smith

    Hi I am hoping someone can help me. I have been researching my family tree on and off for a couple of years. I have got on ok with my dads side with a few hiccups but my maternal grandfather side is proving to be a nightmare. I have got stuck at my great grandfather. His name is Ernest...

    Started by petraroe‎, 02-11-2011 5:45 PM
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  6. Thomas Watkins

    Hi My ancestor is Charles Frederick Watkins born 1845 in Stepney. His parents were Thomas and Mary Ann Hughes who were married in Queenborough on 5 Feb 1832. The 1841 census lists Thomas, Mary Ann, and offspring Thomas, William, Eliza and Mary. Obviously not Charles as he wasn't born until...

    Started by ladysailor‎, 14-12-2018 3:43 PM
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  7. Question William Kibblewhite 1700 of Purton

    Our line of the Kibblewhite family can be traced back directly to William Kibblewhite who was born around 1700 and who moved from Purton to Godalming in 1718. This is all logged in our family Bible. Previous to him, I cannot find any references to his father or grandfather, though there were a lot...

    Started by JKibblewhite‎, 08-04-2014 2:56 PM
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  8. Punjab Volunteer Rifles

    Alfred Marshal Thom born 1886 in Aberdeen, who left school at the age of 15 and took an Engineering apprenticeship in Aberdeen and held an appointment in India 1906 to 1911 serving in the Punjab Volunteer Rifles. Is there anywhere I can find records of his time spent in India and in the Punjab...

    Started by gengrant‎, 06-12-2018 6:42 AM
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    06-12-2018, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  9. DNA match

    hi, could anyone on here explain to me why whenever i get a DNA match 99% of the time i can see no familiar names on their tree to connect to my family ?thanks cathie

    Started by cathieee‎, 03-12-2018 1:32 PM
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  10. WW1 soldier killed in Italy 1919

    Once again I am seeking help to unravel a knotty problem! It concerns John William Owen, service number 96947, Royal Army Service Corps. John was born in 1892 near Alderly Edge, Cheshire, and was killed in Italy 7/5/1919. In the medal award rolls he is described as an acting corporal, and this...

    Started by PoppaB‎, 27-11-2018 9:06 PM
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  11. Burial Sites for Grandparents (Taylors)

    Hi guys, I would really appreciate some help locating the graves of both these people please: Joan Evelyn Taylor (born Joan Evelyn Prett - 29th October 1908, Parkeston, Essex) who died on 16th June 1943 in Ilford, Essex. Charles Henry Taylor (born 13th June 1890, Chard, Somerset) who...

    Started by LittleMissTC‎, 25-11-2018 1:23 PM
    burial, cemetery, death, essex, taylor
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  12. Matching Brothers up George &William Cross

    Good Afternoon everyone, I would really like you help please, I have a George Cross 1864/7 born Warwickshire as stated in both 1901 and 1911 He is now living in Bethnal Green London. He married Emily Whittington 1892 on the marriage bans states his Father is Edwin, On the 1901 census George has...

    Started by Lizziejane‎, 19-11-2018 12:49 PM
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    20-11-2018, 7:20 AM Go to last post
  13. john kelley, b. 1843-45, england, near london

    Help! i apologize if this has been posted before... brickwall going on 12 yrs now... i've got feelers out to all US historians in his area and we are all coming up empty. so i thought i'd try the sleuths across the pond! john kelley, b. 1843-45, england, d. 12 june 1932, bergen, genesee, NYS,...

    Started by witchniche‎, 12-11-2018 6:55 PM
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  14. War records for soldier who committed suicide

    Hi, I'm trying to find out what happened to a great uncle of mine who I believe was in the Machine Gun Crew during WWI and who sadly committed suicide after his return home. I understand he travelled from Hampshire and threw himself off a bridge in Oxford, possible Cambridge. I know that...

    Started by SallySmurf‎, 17-11-2018 12:11 PM
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    death details, suicide, war records, ww1
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  15. Hugh S John Bell

    Hugh was born 25th August 1907. I have no idea which country and I cannot find any registration on FreeBMD. He died in Brighton. He married my Aunty - Kate Malings in 1940 in Surrey South. However they separated (although I have no details) but I do not think they ever divorced. I was...

    Started by suemalings‎, 08-11-2018 12:01 PM
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  16. George William Charles Aris

    I wonder if anyone can help as I have hit the 'brick wall'. My granddad George William Charles Aris enlisted with the 8th battalion of the Kings Royal Rifles on 11th Dec 1915. He was discharged from the Winchester depot on 8th October 1918 as sick. From what I know he was gassed and never got over...

    Started by tantrman‎, 14-11-2018 10:18 AM
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  17. Desperate For Help

    Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and just wondered if anyone can help, I am trying to trace more about my great grandfather who served as a volunteer in the Great War. I never got the pleasure to meet my great grandfather he passed away in 1972 I believe but i was passed down lots of bits by...

    Started by Jonnyc‎, 12-11-2018 8:31 PM
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  18. Frank Turner 1888-1972

    Hi guys, I've hit the brickiest of brickwalls trying to find out about the origins of my great-grandfather Frank Turner. I know he was born in November 1888 but in terms of concrete evidence I've only managed to trace his whereabouts back as far as 1911, when he was living in Woodford, Essex...

    Started by MiltonRumata‎, 12-11-2018 3:20 PM
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  19. Robert Johnstone 1895 Dunfermline

    A real puzzel for me is my father he was Scottish and born in dunfermline in 1895. He was a pensioner when i was born and was a widower. We have followed a family line which ends abruptly. dad was in first world war but was a man of few words his name was Robert Johnstone, i'm named after his mum...

    Started by Chrissie b‎, 24-07-2018 6:22 PM
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    12-11-2018, 9:16 AM Go to last post
  20. Lightbulb Edward E. Milstead's life in Bethersden 1656-

    Did my Edward E. Milstead born 1656 in Bethersden have family? He had an occupation called Lath-clever around age 15. He got into some trouble year 1671 and was transported to English Colonies by 1674 where he was indentured and later started a new life. Did he leave behind loved ones to never see...

    Started by AJMilstead‎, 09-02-2013 9:29 PM
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