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  1. My very own brickwall, my grandfather.....

    My third post out and I am posting about a brickwall…..Ah, well…..Our challenge, and brickwall, is my mother’s father. My mother’s father, Shuthi Smart, was illegitimate and we cannot find the name of his father. The truth of his birth was hidden, we believe, at least when he became an adult....

    Started by Clemmie‎, 13-04-2014 7:50 PM
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  2. Herbert Ernest King ATKINS 1911 Census

    I've been searching for Herbert Ernest King ATKINS in the 1911 Census, to no avail at all - I believe he was a fairly recent recruit to the army at the time, in the Royal Fusiliers. A general search turns up nothing, and I have had no better luck attempting to look through the military...

    Started by PatAtkins‎, 19-07-2018 3:29 PM
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  3. Lilian Hilda Stoten or Rose Harper?

    I have been searching for information on my paternal grandmother for about three years. I know her name at the middle and end of her life but I don't know the beginning. I know she raised my father but after my Mother and Fathers death I found that the former or maiden name on my fathers birth...

    Started by susanlilian‎, 14-07-2018 6:31 AM
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    18-07-2018, 9:24 PM Go to last post
  4. Thomas Bolitho Plymouth

    Iím currently trying to find information regarding my great great auntís husbandís father. I have his birth certificate which states: Fernley Gerald Bolitho Born: 19th February 1911 Plym Street Plymouth Devon Name of father: Thomas Bolitho Name of mother: Beatrice May Bolitho (formerly...

    Started by Devsom‎, 17-07-2018 3:39 PM
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    18-07-2018, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  5. Unhappy SIR FRANCIS BURDETT pub Nottingham 1900s

    Searching for SMITH family who occupied the pub from around 1904 til 1914. Licensee WILLIAM SMITH b1863, wife ANNIE b1865, daughter HETTY SANDS nee Smith who was wife of GEORGE SANDS (previously married to FLORENCE). I understand there were 2 families of Smith who were licensees, my one as above...

    Started by jangar‎, 30-01-2010 1:41 AM
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    17-07-2018, 9:26 AM Go to last post
  6. Death at Sea - John Ayerst

    Hi, Iím hoping someone far more knowledgeable than me can help me break a seemingly unsurmountable brick wall. Iíve been trying to obtain details of the death of my 2x great grandfather, John Ayerst. Iíve found a lot of information in that time. I know he died on the 20 Dec 1860 aboard the...

    Started by obdavies‎, 15-07-2018 11:53 AM
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  7. What to do next

    Hello everyone I am really stuck I have a William Geach in my tree and I am trying to find out who his parents were,so that I can progress further back. in the 1841 census it has William being born 1791 Devon. 1851 census it has him as being born in 1791 Bristol. But the only William Geach...

    Started by Lizziejane‎, 03-03-2010 8:17 PM
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  8. Samuel Turner Horseley Heath Tipton

    Hi all, I have recently had a bit of a shock in researching my family tree and have had to completely change direction. My brickwall is locating the origins of a Samuel Turner who married Martha Hinton in Walsall in 1814. I thought I had found his father but very recent information from the will...

    Started by derekt‎, 14-07-2018 12:03 PM
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    15-07-2018, 9:04 AM Go to last post
  9. A Mystery Cousin in USA

    My problem is a classic example of "not talking to parents before too late". My father corrresponded with a cousin in California before his death in 1984. I know her name and the name of a brother but I have absolutely no idea "how" she is a cousin. She speaks in her letters about another...

    Started by Dargie‎, 07-01-2012 5:34 AM
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  10. George Norman Francis

    George Norman Francis. His story is that he was born on 23 May 1894 in Harley Shropshire. There was no result after searching BDM for Shropshire and he isn't listed on any Shropshire census. He was raised by his aunties, Alice & Agnes Francis in Lucknow India, this is true. There is no record of...

    Started by Normanhurst‎, 12-07-2018 3:07 AM
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  11. Hartshorn Street, Bilston

    I have a birth certificate for a person born in 51 Hartshorn Street in 1924. Her parents address on her birth certificate is Liverpool, so I know that the parents did not live in Bilston. However I know that this person was bought up by a family that lived at 47 Hartshorn Street, Bilston but I...

    Started by suemalings‎, 13-07-2018 8:59 AM
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  12. Question Alexander Drummond 2335588 Royal Signals

    I have an issue with a great Uncle who was in the Royal Corp of Signals based at Camp in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk. Records so far show that he died in the West Suffolk General Hospital while in service. He is listed on panel 8 of the Brookwood memorialfor those with no known grave. I am...

    Started by hijimhere‎, 07-07-2018 2:48 PM
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  13. Where did this child go??

    I am looking into the family of Jane (known as Jinny) Anson born in 1870 in Sheffield. Jinny married John William Lawton on the 28th December 1890. John was a cab and coach driver born 1865 in Sheffield, father Joseph Lawton. The 1901 census shows the couple with a child at 18 Manners...

    Started by MrsPoppy‎, 08-07-2018 5:31 PM
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  14. Grandmother

    I am researching my paternal Grandmother and I've hit a brickwall. It 's always been thought in the family that she was illegitimate and I think that's why there is not much information on her early life. Her birth name was Matilda Lambert or Lambird, not sure which, she was born in 1894, some...

    Started by Annie70‎, 01-07-2018 9:31 AM
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  15. Darrington

    Hi Everyone really hoping someone can help, I have a Samuel Darrington ( abt 1667 Not sure) married a Margery King 13 May 1697 Little Barford Bedfordshire, I am trying to find his parents other people following the same tree have entered Clements whom married a Mary Chasse/Chase in 1662 but...

    Started by Lizziejane‎, 04-07-2018 3:19 PM
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  16. Rolph

    Hello I am trying to find a birth of Joseph rolph. IN 1861 censors .the father of Joseph rolph was a Labourer. Joseph says he was Barnet born.( Little to no evidence of that.) Date of death 1879. And is BURIED IN NUNHEAD cemetery. Age possibly 46. On DEATH certificate. married Sarah...

    Started by Lozjoned‎, 01-07-2018 1:01 PM
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  17. Abbot/ farmer

    HI'm just a little stuck not too much But I can't find a marriage for Jane farmer . NEE abbot born Shoreditch to Jane and Joseph around 1805. Died 1877.Camberwell. Jane's partner/husband John farmer born to William and Marion in linlithgo. West Lothian. He moved to London not sure when...

    Started by Lozjoned‎, 01-07-2018 7:30 PM
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  18. Maynard brothers

    Hi everybody haven't been around for a while but I'm back as they say and I know you all love a puzzle and I have a good one that I have been trying to solve for ages concerning the Maynard branch of my family who are, shall we say at times quite elusive. Frederick William and Ernest two of the...

    Started by prue‎, 02-07-2018 3:12 PM
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    03-07-2018, 9:16 AM Go to last post
  19. Link to the New World

    My gg grandfather came to North America in one of two possible years, as a 15yo in 1828, or in 1835, as part of a larger settlement. These dates have been revised in post #8] The youngest of 4, according to family lore, he was a Ďremittance maní a popular way of eliminating a familyís youngest....

    Started by MollyBloom‎, 12-10-2017 2:23 AM
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  20. Wink JOSEPH HENERY ROLPH

    Jh rolph travlled on the ormuz in 1887. Appears to have stopped off for around five years in Melbourne Before settling down in glenville south Australia. Married twice. 1892 and 1925 . Died 1935. Took over in birdwood as licensee the Bloomberg hotel. And elthelton hotel in carlisle street....

    Started by Lozjoned‎, 01-07-2018 7:51 PM
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