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  1. My mystery man!!! George Cowey NthShields

    Well, my mystery man is my Great X4 Grandfather Mr George Cowey. It seems pretty simple what I want to find out (a confirmation of birth year, his mother's name, any sibs), but it's driving me crazy as he appears to be my stumbling block. So any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated. Here's...

    Started by Summer‎, 31-01-2009 12:09 PM
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  2. Help me find mysterious 5x great grandparents

    I've been researching my family history for a couple of years and have been stuck on a set of 5x great grandparents for a long time. I can't find anything on them before they married, specifically their parents names. I'm hoping I can get some suggestions of what to try next... George Hill and...

    Started by Jaki McGrattan‎, 22-02-2018 3:57 PM
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    23-02-2018, 4:13 PM Go to last post
  3. John Jones

    Help! I've hit a brick wall with my great grandfather John Jones born about 1860 in Salford (I think). I have his army record (Royal Garrison Artillery) and I know he was based at Falmouth Castle throughout the 1890s. There he met my great grandmother Eliza Jane (aka Jenny) Rosewarne and they...

    Started by Farleigh5‎, 22-02-2018 4:31 PM
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    23-02-2018, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  4. Elizabeth Ward (née Hunter) of Newlands

    I am trying to trace an Elizabeth Hunter, wife of William Ward, and mother of John Edward Ward, born around 1838 in Northumberland... I cannot find her on any census pre-1871. I cannot find her marriage record. I cannot find the birth record for her oldest son. I cannot find her birth record. ...

    Started by benward‎, 16-02-2018 3:06 PM
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    durham, hunter, northumberland, ward, winlaton
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    23-02-2018, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  5. Wolf Family

    Hello! I've been stuck at Robert Wolf b. 1848 St Helens, Lanacashire, and his sister Mary Jane Wolf b. 1849 in the same place. All I know is that their parents names were George Wolf and Mary Ann Hurley but know nothing after this. Thank You! Dave

    Started by DavidByronStone‎, 20-02-2018 2:01 PM
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  6. Simmons of Whitechapel

    WE have DNA confirmation for my wife Judith and a newly found close cousin, of a direct line to the Whitechapel Jewish community. The paper trail goes back to Joseph Henry Simmons who married Ellen Jacobs in 1905. While the marriage certificate indicates an Abraham Simmons as the father, It does...

    Started by judithv‎, 27-10-2016 12:39 AM
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    20-02-2018, 9:32 AM Go to last post
  7. Susan Warner/Bristol

    Hi, Still trying to knock down this brickwall...it's been forever arrrgghhhh :-/ My 2x Gt Grandmother was born Susan Warner in 1817, Bristol. I can find nothing relating to her birth or family etc. I have come across a family named WARNER in Bristol that got my attention - (Henry and...

    Started by Cockney-Sparra‎, 12-02-2018 5:36 PM
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    20-02-2018, 12:12 AM Go to last post
  8. Nolan/Mitchell brick wall

    Hi all, We were always told (by my G grandfather, John Mitchell from Acton) that his mothers maiden surname was Nolan (of Ireland). Her name was listed as Mary Nolan on several of his documents. We were told his father was James Mitchell, although there is no record of that name on any documents...

    Started by Missy76‎, 15-02-2018 9:53 PM
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    acton, isleworth, middlesex, mitchell, nolan
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    19-02-2018, 5:53 PM Go to last post
  9. Search for Edward Charlton b.1867

    Hi all I am researching my family history and have hit a blank. I have my grandfathers birth certificate which shows his father (my Great Grandfather, ggf) as born in Bellingham, Northumberland. I have found my ggf in the 1901 and 1911 census which gives his age at 34 in 1901 which put his birth...

    Started by Craig ch‎, 10-01-2017 11:19 AM
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  10. Moved: Mary Duff

    Started by Sandeea‎, 17-02-2018 7:21 AM
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  11. Ann Snell of Merton, Devon

    Ann Snell of Merton, Devon - connection to the Zeal Monachorum Snells? My 3rd Great Grandmother was Ann Snell (b. 1815 d.1878) and married William Morrish on Nov 5th 1841 in Chagford Devon. The Census returns have her from a small village called Merton. Her son Charles Morrish married one Maria...

    Started by warwickhewett‎, 13-05-2017 9:03 PM
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  12. 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 8:46 PM
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    15-02-2018, 2:23 PM Go to last post
  13. Charles Jones

    Hi guys...this is really bugging me now! I can't get past Walter Jones father Charles ! I have Walters marriage and children, Walters siblings etc! Walter Albert Jones 1903–1987 BIRTH 26 MAR 1903 • Bootle, Lancashire, England DEATH JAN 1987 • Sefton South, Merseyside, England Charles...

    Started by toffeetower‎, 20-11-2016 2:47 PM
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    15-02-2018, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  14. 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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    14-02-2018, 3:38 PM Go to last post
  15. Finding Grandparents for my friend

    Grandparents Ok so my friends father was Frederick John Last but was always known as Frederick John Anderson born 1930 St Olave 48a Lower Road (the old Rotherithe Hospital/Infirmary) Bermondsey. He had a much younger brother Alfred Anderson born 1942 St Mary's Hospital Islington. All I was told...

    Started by Nadia Rogers‎, 12-02-2018 5:02 PM
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  16. Children of George Bendle and Eliza Way

    Hi, George Bendle and Eliza Way were married in Tolpuddle in 1842. I have found one of their children, Elizabeth, baptised in Dorset in 1843. Somewhere after 1843 George and Eliza emigrated to South Africa and the first South African baptism that I have found for them was in 1850. I would...

    Started by straussj‎, 10-02-2018 1:35 PM
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    12-02-2018, 11:18 AM Go to last post
  17. Birth certificate problem

    Good morning, Currently on the unclaimed estate list is a gentleman named Kenneth Arscott born 5-12-1933 in England. The information provided by the BVD states the birth certificate displays the parents. I have carried out searches for this birth certificate but have not returned a positive...

    Started by Goodwillhunting‎, 11-02-2018 10:08 AM
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    12-02-2018, 3:41 AM Go to last post
  18. James Way/White, Born ca 1835, Dorset

    Hi, Could you please assist in breaking down this long-standing brickwall. My GG Grandfather was James Way or White: According to a note in the family Bible: 1. He was known to his post-1900 family as Jim Jack White. 2. He came to South Africa when he was 15 years old

    Started by straussj‎, 08-02-2018 4:29 PM
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    10-02-2018, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  19. William SCOTT needle in a haystack...

    Hello, I am still stuck on one of my biggest and latest brickwalls, William SCOTT b 1827 in Scotland and died 1873 in Rotherham, England. William married his wife Fanny Embley in 1854 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. He is a brewer and says his father William Scott was a labourer. The witnesses both...

    Started by hilarykellis‎, 08-02-2018 7:53 PM
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    09-02-2018, 6:53 PM Go to last post
  20. Great, great grandfathers birth place.

    Hi all I’m wondering if anybody may be able help me locate the birth place of my gg grandfather Thomas Lynch. In the 1911 cencus it says he was born in Cork Ireland and aged 52 living in Newport Wales. The earliest record I have for him is an 1877 marriage record to a Margaret Donovan in Newport...

    Started by C lynch‎, 07-02-2018 5:59 AM
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    09-02-2018, 3:39 AM Go to last post

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