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  1. 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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    06-12-2018, 6:45 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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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    05-12-2018, 12:04 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    29-11-2018, 7:00 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    25-11-2018, 6:04 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    19-11-2018, 12:02 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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    18-11-2018, 5:59 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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    18-11-2018, 2:25 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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    14-11-2018, 1:46 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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    13-11-2018, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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    13-11-2018, 8:12 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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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    12-11-2018, 3:29 AM Go to last post
  15. Helen Peck

    In 1982 my grandads partner Helen Peck put an appeal in the Liverpool Echo for his family to get in touch. He was living in Nottingham after years of being in hiding having abandoned his kids in the late 60s / 70s. I have the ladies address: naworth close, bulwell, nottingham ng6 9el. At the time...

    Started by Steweyyyy‎, 11-11-2018 9:01 PM
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    11-11-2018, 9:57 PM Go to last post
  16. Question Can't find Death record of Criminal Ancestor

    Hello everyone! (Sorry for how long winded this post is) I'm currently searching for a death record of my Great grandfathers great-great-uncle 'George Bennett' - born in 1833 in Bedmont, Hertfordshire (in the parish of Kings Langley), son of 'David Burrage' (born 1811) and 'Phoeba Burrage' (born...

    Started by Russell12‎, 11-11-2018 4:47 PM
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    11-11-2018, 8:02 PM Go to last post
  17. Rebecca Pinder Wilks Walker

    This is my 2nd great grandmother. Because she married twice, I'm not sure under which name to search to for a death record. I have British census records up to 1871 when she and her 2nd husband Alfred kept a beer house. I also found a family tree in the US with her daughter Jane Dagwell. Their...

    Started by Gwyneth W‎, 24-04-2011 2:34 PM
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    08-11-2018, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  18. John Taylor Mountsorrel,Leicestershire

    Hi everyone this is my first post.My brickwall is trying to determine the parents of John Taylor born 1754 in Mountsorrel. John Taylors birth record shows the father also named John Taylor but unfortunately no Mothers name. I have been stuck on this forever and have searched the...

    Started by cyrilsneer‎, 06-11-2018 1:28 PM
    leicester, leicestershire, mountsorrel, taylor
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    08-11-2018, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Clement Shattock

    So, I'm having some trouble finding out about my 3rd great grandfather Clement. What I want to know is where and when he may of been born (and died), the surname of his wife (Eliza) and when he married. What I know so far: - Was a Sailor - Must've lived in Bristol for some time (both of his...

    Started by NettleBranches‎, 26-10-2018 10:05 PM
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    07-11-2018, 9:24 PM Go to last post
  20. This is my brickwall

    Hi my name is Barry I'm trying to surprise my partner as she has been trying to trace her grandfather but with no success as she doesn't have any family to ask about him so things are pretty vague His name was: James Ronald George Buckley Born: 18/1/1936 Place:...

    Started by Sonofaveteran81‎, 05-11-2018 6:27 PM
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    06-11-2018, 8:16 PM Go to last post

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