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  1. Sanitorium/custody order

    Hello, I really donít know where to go now to try and piece together this missing piece of family history. My grandad Alfred John Burgess 10/07/13 was married in 1936 to Lilian may Ralph (Rolph). All we know that at some point thereafter he was admitted into a sanitorium with TB. Thankfully he...

    Started by Mallard33‎, 19-02-2019 3:25 PM
    alfred john burgess, lillian may burgess
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  2. Charles Edward FENWICK and Eliza GARTON

    Hi im chrissie b and i am happy to join your happy band and hopefully find out some information a bout my grand parents Charles edward fenick wife eliza garten . Im retired and have a few hobbies , my son has started a family tree but have hit a brick wall . Im hoping there will be a relative...

    Started by Chrissie b‎, 24-07-2018 3:34 PM
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  3. 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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  4. Death Certificate

    Hi people, Hope somebody can help I might not be able to see the wood for the trees, so it might be me. However here goes, George Bushby baptised 1838 Husborne Crawley Beds. Father George Bushby mother Lucy. Married 1858 to Emily Smith in Lambeth. Supposedly died 1892 in Lambeth. I can find no...

    Started by yeoman1‎, 16-02-2019 8:18 PM
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  5. Edmunds/Edmonds and Gardener/Gardner

    Hello Peoples, I have been away from this site far too long but I have been looking into other lines and finally decided to have a look at one of my mother's and God I wish I hadn't started. The only saving grace is that most of my female line hasn't really moved out of Hampshire in centuries....

    Started by prue‎, 14-02-2019 1:23 PM
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  6. Sarah Georgiiana Hodges

    good afternoon everyone. I am not sure if I have mentioned Sarah a few years ago, but I am still trying to find her correct death. Sarah Georgiana Hodges born 1849 St. Bolstoph Aldergate Middlesex. Sarah had a sister also name Sarah Georgina Hodges born 1848 died 1848, Sarah lived with...

    Started by DoreenH‎, 12-02-2019 5:46 AM
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  7. George Edwin Seaward

    Hi everyone, I am trying to find the correct parents for George Edwin Seaward. bapt. 7 Jul 1889 Kent. he emigrated to Australia 1911. married Agnes Maud Bell 1915 Adelaide. SA. died 1949 Adelaide SA death cert. only states father: William his marriage cert states birth 1888 Marylebone...

    Started by DoreenH‎, 07-02-2019 5:40 AM
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  8. Seeking location of MI in old family photo

    I have a photograh in my possession of a memorial tablet commemorating the death of an ancestor of mine which I assume must be in a church in Dover, Kent or nearby but I'd very much like to know where. It reads: "In loving memory of CHARLES ALEXANDER GORDON aged 18 years who sailed in the ship...

    Started by talisman‎, 23-03-2012 3:49 AM
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  9. WW1 Medal- Hit a brickwall.

    Hi I have a medal for my Nan's Uncle- C Mitchell- from the Sherwood Foresters, dated October 1920. My Nan never met him, and believes his name was Charlie or Charles. I am desperate to find out as much as possible about him i.e. his regiment number/ date of birth/ place of birth ect. I...

    Started by Smark25‎, 07-02-2019 7:38 PM
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    ww1 medal
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  10. WW1 Records Help

    Hi all, Am hoping someone might be able to help me. I have found my Great Uncle William James Clark (21/9/1881 Battersea) on the Roll of Honours, i came across him there by accident when i added an address to my search. (I was actually looking for my G Grandfather Edward Samuel Clark...

    Started by Natalie DeCruz‎, 04-02-2019 12:57 PM
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  11. Newspaper notice - what does this mean?

    Not particularly a brickwall but wasn't sure where else to post - apologies! Found this notice in Royal Cornwall Gazette, 13th Feb 1863 and wondered if anyone could tell me what it means? "This is to give notice, that I, Richard Beel Barbrey, of the parish of St Erme, in the County of...

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 01-02-2019 12:24 PM
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  12. Ann(e) Shenyn 1687

    Looking for any help to find information on Ann(e) Shenyn b. 1687 Staffordshire, married William Greaves 1703 (info fro England Marriages) - 5 children. Don't know if spelling of her surname is correct - could be any close or same sounding.

    Started by tisme‎, 31-01-2019 1:55 PM
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  13. Mary Elizabeth Rogers b1842

    In my search for Mary there is a blank space of about 15 years between 1861 and 1875. Mary was born in Midsomer Norton in 1842, the first daughter of Thomas and Eliza. In 1861 she appears to be in service in London at the home of Isaac Hinton (Kinton) a journeyman baker at Great Chapel St...

    Started by radstockjeff‎, 29-01-2019 9:49 AM
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  14. Death Certificate for a 'Death at Sea'

    Perhaps someone with far more experience in genealogy could suggest an explanation for a problem Iím encountering with my 2x Great Grandfather, John Ayerst a Merchant Seaman, born 1816 in Chatham. By the time of his death he was married with family in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. According to the...

    Started by obdavies‎, 27-01-2019 12:33 PM
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  15. a spy

    I have always been told that my grandfather was a spy. I can't find any military records for him. Who should I ask please?

    Started by Eve123456789‎, 03-01-2019 9:42 PM
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    spy
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  16. Robert Samuel Smith

    Robert Samuel Smith Hi Everyone Looking for your help Please. I am looking for help in finding a marriage for the above Robert S Smith abt 1863 Staines Middx I have a possible spouse, Alice Grey abt 1865. Also Robert S has a son, John Thomas Smith abt 1880 in Limehouse Middx. Spouse,...

    Started by tomm‎, 26-01-2019 3:16 PM
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  17. Personnel in support roles

    Hi. My grandfather Eric Thornton was a reporter attached to Air Marshall Tedder in the Second World War. He didnít speak about anything he did only said he reported back on bald of Tedder. Please can anyone advise how I find out more about what he did. Thanks.

    Started by LesleyH61‎, 26-01-2019 8:59 AM
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  18. Question Vanished Great Grandfather

    Hi all, This is my first post on the forum and I hope I am in the right section for my query, I have been trying to track down my Great- Grandfather John Trevor but have come to a complete standstill and can find no further information on him. So my question is, does this sometimes happen and at...

    Started by Glenaturner‎, 23-01-2019 2:27 PM
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  19. Ammunition worker - Coventry WW2

    Does anyone know if it is possible to find out if a relative did actually work in Coventry in an ammunition factory during WW2? My aunty was born in Rhyl, North Wales. I have her up to 1936 in London, then 1939 in Prestatyn, back to London from 1946. So she is missing from 1940 to 1945. She...

    Started by suemalings‎, 18-01-2019 10:47 AM
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    18-01-2019, 5:17 PM Go to last post
  20. marriages in Scotland

    Hello Hoping someone can help find me 2 marriages John Tough and Mary Begg their first child as far as I can find was born William Tough 1801 Baptised 30 June 1801 Old Machar Aberdeen. the second is for their son James Tough (Who we believe became Capt. Tough of the Ship Seafield Arbroath:) ...

    Started by Lizziejane‎, 15-01-2019 4:54 PM
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    17-01-2019, 10:17 AM Go to last post

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