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  1. Caroline Ellen Spencer, Born 1893, Ireland

    Caroline Ellen Spencer was my Great Grandmother and was born in 1893. She married Edwin Cephas/Sephas Gee in 1912 and I have the marriage certificate, which was in my Grandmother's papers when she died. Caroline listed her Father as Edward Spencer, deceased, occupation - army medical corps, on...

    Started by debsmarie‎, 27-03-2017 8:26 PM
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  2. 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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  3. George Rowley born Martley 1859

    I have hit a real brick wall with George Rowley He was the son of William Rowley and Sarah Mason and was born in 1859 in Martley. He was my great grandad's brother. I can find him on 1861 and 1871 UK census living at home and he may be on the 1881 census as a servant in Martley in the Thomas...

    Started by anniebea‎, 18-02-2017 4:18 PM
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  4. Help finding marriage - Staffordshire?

    Just a quick query this time! Honestly, I feel like I post in the brickwalls section every day at this point! Could anyone help me find a marriage between a Charles Jellyman, born Coaley, Gloucestershire and a Sarah Smith, born Waren Hill, Staffordshire? They had children between the dates...

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 17-03-2017 12:11 PM
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  5. Bigamy? Lost a Lillycrapp

    You would think a name like Lillycrapp would be easy to research, despite name variations, but I am going round in circles and I am wondering if I have come across some 'goings on'.. I have a William Henry Lillycrapp born in 1845 in Southampton and his parents were Thomas Lillycrapp born 1819...

    Started by MrsPoppy‎, 23-03-2017 9:46 PM
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  6. Parish of Essex

    Good morning everyone haven't been on the site for a while - no excuses. I am trying to find Edward Parish who I believe was born in 1786 somewhere in the wilds of Essex. He's the father of Eliza Parish born 1833 in Theydon Bois and who caused a little bit of a scandal by running away with one...

    Started by prue‎, 25-03-2017 12:42 PM
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  7. John Buckley

    Hi, I have traced my Great great grandfather back to a marriage in Ipswich, Qld Aust on 2nd May 1865 where he married Mary Russell. The cert states his age as 23 and his place of birth as County of Limerick Ireland. It also states his father as James Buckley and mother as Johanna Hinsh. My problem...

    Started by Annbrick‎, 23-03-2017 11:23 AM
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  8. Kendrick's of Wednesbury

    |help| My 3 x great grandparents were William & Margaret Kendrick, both of Wednesbury. They had four children who were all baptised at St Bartholomew's Church, Wednesbury, William on 1st July 1800, Alfred on 11th November 1802, John on 4th February 1805 & Sarah on 7th September 1807. John was my...

    Started by Brock‎, 15-11-2008 5:57 PM
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  9. 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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  10. Finding my maternal grandfather

    Alexander Creagh born Derby Derbyshire 27 Feb 1880. Also known as Alexander Ebenezer Creagh, Alexander Creagh Handley, Alexander Duncan Creagh. On his attestation papers his parents were given as Alexander Creagh & Rebecca Lipinsky. On his death cert. thay were given as JAmes Creagh & Emma Cope....

    Started by wandiligong‎, 13-03-2017 5:05 AM
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  11. British Newpaper Libary - Help wanted

    Can we ask for a look up? Neither almach nor I have a subscription to the above. Currently we are helping with the thread Frederick Lewis. https://www.british-genealogy.com/threads/89797-Fredrick-Lewis-brick-wall According to an Army record Edwin John BOARD was tried by the Civil Courts...

    Started by geneius‎, 22-03-2017 5:43 PM
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  12. Tracing Illegitimate Child - Chelmsford?

    Here I am, posting on the brickwalls sections again! I reckon I've come across another illegitimate child. The third I've found this month! I've come across a baptism for: Joseph Day Bap. 26th Feb 1837 Chelmsford, Essex Mother: Eliza

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 21-03-2017 9:40 PM
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  13. Moulton in New Zealand

    I'm doing a family tree for a friend, her mum says her Great Grandad moved to New Zealand but I can't find any records I am convinced about. she said he came back several times to try to get John to go over but John wouldn't go & stayed with relatives. I figured if I got his Son John's Birth...

    Started by Michele7‎, 25-04-2015 1:34 PM
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  14. Red face Help to find a baptism

    Hello This is a new line of research. I am researching George Howell and Mary Ann Freer who married in 1877 in West Brompton, Kensington. On the marriage certificate Mary Ann says that her father is Thomas Freer, a Printer or it could be porter? I have tried all the England select b & cs...

    Started by hunterterri58‎, 17-03-2017 8:44 AM
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  15. James Anderson b.1840s Bath, Somerset

    I have done a BMD search and found nothing. Are birthplaces often incorrect on censuses. I have a feeling that this may be the case. James appears to be absent during the 1871 Census.

    Started by Mcleeds‎, 20-03-2017 9:48 PM
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  16. Finding Missing Children - Gloucestershire?

    Trying to patch some holes in my family tree! Could anyone help me in finding the children of Joseph and Hannah Mills, in Nympsfield, Gloucestershire? Unsure of when they got married, but I do have record of their daughter, Hester Mills, who married Jonah Smith of Coaley, Gloucestershire. ...

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 20-03-2017 9:55 AM
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  17. Common name problems

    Please can someone help. My Gt Gt Grandfather has a common name, Charles Baker. He was born in 1845 in Spitalfields. I can track him from 1864 to his death in 1903 but I don't think he married even though he is living with his "wife" as I have never been able to find his marriage...

    Started by Sue-Ryan‎, 18-03-2017 3:36 PM
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  18. Help finding baptism - Ingatestone, Essex?

    Hi all, Just wondering if anyone could help me find a baptism for an Ethel H Day, born 1885? The birth reg gives the info: Ethel Harriet Day 3rd Quarter, 1885 Chelmsford, Essex I have her on the 1891 and 1901 censuses. Her birthplace is listed as Ingatestone.

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 15-03-2017 10:48 PM
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  19. Chambers

    Hello I need help please been trying forever to find the parents of a joseph Chambers, Joseph was born abt 1821 the census says Leicestershire he married Keziah Weakley in 1842 Ringstead Northants Banns say his father is John they are both shoemakers but that's as far as I can go I cannot find...

    Started by Lizziejane‎, 14-03-2017 4:15 PM
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  20. Talking Charles New

    I've hit a brick wall over Charles New and his wife. Their daughter Ellen Louisa New was born in 1854 in portsmouth. The only reason I know her father was Charles New is that he is written on her marriage certificate as her father and occupation is soldier (deceased). Not a lot to go on. Ellen...

    Started by VintageDiva‎, 15-03-2017 8:54 PM
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