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  1. Jack, Florance and Jean Handy...Please Help

    Hiya all, I am new to this site and a novice when it comes to ancestry so any help on this matter would be grateful. My family is so confusing its unreal so bare with me whilst I try to explain. My Nan wasn't close to her side of the family as they moved from Rotherham to London when my...

    Started by MummaTo1‎, 18-01-2018 9:26 PM
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  2. John Henry Jacques

    Hi I have been researching my tree on and off for some time, but have never been able to find my wifes granddad. Even when her dad tried to find his dad's birth certificate so he could claim his pension, he too hit a brickwall and just chose one that had a father listed as a 'gentleman farmer'...

    Started by bluetntmo‎, 14-01-2018 6:50 PM
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  3. 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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    17-01-2018, 11:22 PM Go to last post

    I think the answer to this brickwall may lie in just one particular newspaper notice, that newspaper being the London Evening Standard of 14 October 1893 - so if anyone has good eyesight, lots of patience, and access to British newspapers, perhaps they might have a look for this notice which I'm...

    Started by wimsey‎, 17-01-2018 9:52 AM
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    Hi all, I'm still trying to solve a mystery regarding the wife of my 3x Gt Grandfather - Thomas Watts 1765 - 1834, Norwich, Norfolk. Their first child, Thomas was born 1791 in Norwich (unable to find a baptism). Daughter Elizabeth b. 1795...Son George b. 1798.. The baptism records note...

    Started by Cockney-Sparra‎, 17-01-2018 12:21 PM
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  6. Unhappy Thomas Chapman and Elizabeth Harvey

    If I can not find them now I am going to give up as everywhere I search it leads me to a dead end.I have my great grandparents x 3 Thomas Chapman and Elizabeth Harvey from 1871 census onwards living in S.Wales 1871 Llantrisant with daughter Mary Ann b 1868 Watlington d 1875 Llantrisant.I can not...

    Started by harleyallison‎, 06-05-2012 10:35 AM
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  7. Charles Robert Austee Purnell

    Charles Robert Austee Purnell Charles appeared in the 1891 Census Merthyr Glamorgan as Austie aged 12, born Temple Church Somerset, 1891 he is with his Father Walter Purnell aged 40 and Mother Martha aged 35, her maiden name is Curtis. Having now checked the GRO it appears that austie was born...

    Started by maesglas/ssclub‎, 15-01-2018 10:59 AM
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  8. SUMMERBELL - Bellingham, Elsdon

    Hi all, My ancestor Isabella Summerbell was born in Hole, Northumberland on all census (1841,51) records. I found that there is a Hole in both Bellingham and in Elsdon, where she got married and lived. She was born in abt 1779. Now I am trying to identify her parents, and running into some...

    Started by hilarykellis‎, 14-01-2018 8:27 PM
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  9. BRIGHT, Barnaby - foundling

    My brick wall - I have a record of the christening or baptism of Barnaby Bright, June 10, 1709 foundling at St. Andrew Undershaft in London, England. Father is listed as J. Bapard. Barnaby was from Bitton, Upton Chaney (Cheney), Gloucestershire. BRIGHT, Barnaby 1708 BAPARD, J Iíve no idea...

    Started by SThomasBRIGHT‎, 14-01-2018 2:20 AM
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    bapard, baptism, bright, christening, foundling
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    14-01-2018, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  10. G/mother to Sydney 1912

    Here are the basics. Grandfather: John Richard Young, born Scremerston, Northumberland, 1881, trained as a fitter/turner in coal mines, engaged to g/mother (Agnes Neilson Nicholson, born 1880 in Berwick on Tweed) in 1911. He left London for Aust 5 July, 1911 on SS Rangatira, arrived Sydney 19 Aug...

    Started by malbris‎, 14-01-2018 6:19 AM
    1911-12., ships to sydney
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    14-01-2018, 7:39 AM Go to last post
  11. who is the Father ?

    Any thoughts on my problem will be very welcome. I had an Aunt, Gertrude Minnie Wiles 1906-1979. She had an illegitimate child Margaret Agnes Lilian Wiles in 1929. Gert married Robert Campbell in 1930. She had children Pauline C ? 1938 and Frederick C ?1939 Gert then married Frederick C Race...

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 12-01-2018 10:20 AM
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  12. searching for birth cert

    I have been trying in vain to find my grandmother's birth cert. I have her death cert . Her name was Elizabeth Stephens and she died 14 Jan 1951 in Wallasey. On the 1939 census her date of birth is written as 1 May ? 93 RAA or 96 which has been crossed out!Anyone know what RAA means? She gave birth...

    Started by j nutt‎, 05-01-2018 4:15 PM
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  13. Lightbulb A couple of brick walls - Brewster/Nicholls

    Hi All, I'm all very new to this, so please play nicely! I’ll try to make this easy to understand as best I can. I've hit a couple of small brick walls and I wondered if anyone could take the time to shed some light…… I'm 31 and I was adopted at birth, so my knowledge of my birth...

    Started by KatFeek‎, 02-01-2018 4:21 PM
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  14. William Charles POTTS - Canada

    I am trying to find William Charles Potts and Maria his wife and children on the 1906, 1911 and 1916 census! William was born to Charles (a gamekeeper) and Sophia (nee Brown) on 3 Sep 1871 at 37 New St Worcester. Have certificate! He joined the Grenadier Guards (have records) 1893. He married...

    Started by daniellet23‎, 11-04-2009 12:25 AM
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  15. Alexander Badenoch

    I am researching my 4th Great Grandfather, Alexander Badenoch. He was born in Scotland, but had settled in Quebec City, Canada by 1796. His life in Quebec City is fairly well documented, but I have almost nothing about him before he was established in Quebec. Quebec records tell me that he...

    Started by Mark J‎, 16-06-2014 4:44 PM
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    03-01-2018, 12:55 AM Go to last post
  16. William SERLE b btw 1785 and 1788

    Hi can anyone help with info on William SERLE b btw 1785 and 1788 in Devonport I have found a possible marriage to Mary WHITAKER 20 Jan 1805 St. George East Stonehouse If this is correct then it looks like there were 4 children:- William b c1812 Devonport George b c1821 Stoke Damerel Lavinia...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 25-01-2017 7:23 AM
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  17. Smile Haddifin,Headifen,Hadifont Irish ancestors

    :confused5: Here I am again seeking help or ideas to find my Irish Rellies,I've been researching them for years and can't seem to break down that big wall.I wonder if it may be due to the various name spellings of this unusual name.My search has included Ireland where I was told the name died out...

    Started by janeygee‎, 29-12-2017 5:07 AM
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  18. Oliver Story, Belturbet, Cavan, Ireland

    My great great grandfather Oliver was born 1798, Drumalee, Cavan Ireland, married Emily Lord 1827. He was in the 58th Regiment of Foot, served in West Indies, Sri Lanka, Mauritius. He retired to Belturbet as a Chelsea Pensioner, died in 1863, and is buried in Annagh Parish Church of Ireland in...

    Started by lillie‎, 26-12-2017 6:25 AM
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  19. Joyce Linda Smith

    Born 09/06/1925 Greenwich, London. Joyce Linda Slade. Mothers name Munn Married to Jess Smith Dec 1967 Lincoln, Lincolnshire Jess Smith Bn. 15/05/1925 Thorne, Yorkshire. Died 06/04/2002 Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Tried every which way I can to find Joyce Linda Smith death to no...

    Started by Mike Vick‎, 22-12-2017 7:45 PM
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  20. Moved: William SERLE b btw 1785 and 1788 Devonport.

    Hello, Can anbody help me break down this "brick wall"? Everything has come to a dead stop with William Serle (snr). The earliest supporting evidence for William is the 1851 census recorded as William Leale b Devonport aged 62 living at 31 Mount Street. He appears in the 1861 census as William...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 22-12-2017 6:43 PM
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