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  1. Rexford LeBaron

    My maternal grandfather is my brick wall. My mother knows nothing about him except where he is buried, as he and my grandmother went separate ways when she was a baby. She was born in Montreal, Quebec and returned to Scotland with her older sister and mother in 1932, where her mother died of TB in...

    Started by lestree‎, 17-03-2019 10:29 AM
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  2. What Unit was my grandfather in, during WW1?

    Hello there. I have run into a brick wall regarding my grandfather's WW1 records. I have found his medal records and a number of other records for him, which show he was in the Durham Light Infantry and then later in the Labour Corps. I can't find his service records, many of which were...

    Started by ambercam‎, 21-03-2019 5:00 PM
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    21-03-2019, 7:26 PM Go to last post
  3. Finding out more with limited information

    I am trying to trace my paternal grandfather but with very limited information. His name was George Harry Bailey. The only information I have is as follows: 1. Marriage Certificate from September 1946 showing his marriage to my grandmother so that gives me his age (22 years), where they...

    Started by Karen C‎, 16-03-2019 12:00 PM
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    bailey, brick wall, navy
    • Replies: 26
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  4. Illegitimate great-grandfather

    I recently learned that my mother’s great-grandfather is illegitimate. I’m trying to find any potential lead as to the name of an alleged father or really anything that could help me narrow down the “spurious” dad’s identity. I’m hoping if I get some potential names, I can try to use DNA to help...

    Started by hilarykellis‎, 18-03-2019 10:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    19-03-2019, 3:18 AM Go to last post
  5. displaced person camp Westphalian

    Hi i'm looking for my uncles war records x2 I have a Walter Wingate Robertson and Andrew Alan Robertson both bir arena 1918/1920 who both served in WWII. I have no info on who they served for in the British forces. but I do know i'm trying to locate which one served after WWII at a displaced...

    Started by heatherarron‎, 18-03-2019 4:05 AM
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  6. Place name confusion

    Looking at a census of 1871, I find a possible ancestor, Ellen Mary Sullivan, 16, working in London as a servant for a hatter. Her place of birth is given as Deptford, Kent. Not finding such a place on the map I check alternatives. Strangely, there is a cathedral or church in the London area...

    Started by Gwyneth W‎, 28-11-2011 2:23 AM
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  7. Question William Finn

    William Finn is my maternal grandfather. He was born 15th January 1884 at Warkworth Station, Northumberland, England. He died 11th May 1916 at Khanepur Murree Hill India. He served with the Northumberland Fusiliers Pte 26259. I have his birth certificate but there is no mention of a father. Is...

    Started by iangibson‎, 16-03-2019 2:08 PM
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    16-03-2019, 8:20 PM Go to last post
  8. Thumbs up Married twice...

    Hi I'm newly researching my gg grandfather (Rupert Francis Keeling) and have hit a brick wall. He appears to have been married twice (unless there was someone else with the same name and same DOB). He was married once in 1877 (Mary Ann Trueman) and a child was born (my g grandfather Wetherby...

    Started by jjsebba‎, 16-03-2019 1:25 AM
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  9. Unable to find a record of death

    My 3x great aunt was Constance Maud Buckles born 1898 Hemmingstone, Suffolk. On 26th October 1919 at Hammersmith she married Harold Stephen John White (born 1896 Fulham). According to the 1939 Register Harold’s wife is recorded as being a lady called Winifred. I have located a marriage...

    Started by Devsom‎, 04-03-2019 4:59 PM
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  10. Smile Canadian GI's from the second world war

    Hi, Can you point me in the direction of how I go about finding a Canadian GI who was in the Croydon area in 1943? Have tried ancestry but there seems to be more records for WW1, not WW2? Have no more info as to which state the guy came from within Canada? Sorry. Any help will be gratefully...

    Started by carolp‎, 12-03-2019 11:35 AM
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  11. Andrew Lyon, gardener Kimmerghame 1730s

    Patrick Jaffrey and Jean Lion were married in Fogo parish of Scotland, 11 Dec 1733 (OPR marriages 740/10 219 Fogo). At the baptism of their first child, Andrew Jaffrae, on 19 Dec 1734 (OPR Births 740/10 93 Fogo), one of the witnesses is "____ Lyon, gardiner in Kimmerghame." I've uncovered 3...

    Started by USCRx1977‎, 09-03-2019 2:14 PM
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  12. Death Certificate for a 'Death at Sea'

    Perhaps someone with far more experience in genealogy could suggest an explanation for a problem I’m 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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    06-03-2019, 1:34 PM Go to last post
  13. George Ross, Derbyshire, and Bloxwich

    George Ross is my 4 times great grandfather, He was born about 1798 in Chesterfield, and lived in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, and died there in 1884. He married Sarah Bickley in 1818 in Wolverhampton and had 12 children with her, Mary Ross b 1818, Joseph Ross b 1820, Thomas Ross b 1822, Lucy Ross b...

    Started by grannytimes3‎, 17-04-2012 6:01 PM
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  14. John Ayerst born 1816 in Chatham, Kent 1851

    Can anyone help? I'm seeking a 1851 census record for John Ayerst, born 1816 in Chatham, Kent. In 1841 he was in the 7th Battallion Artillery at Woolwich Dockyard (Class: HO107; Piece: 493; Book: 8; Civil Parish: Woolwich Dockyard; County: Kent; Enumeration District: Royal Artillery Barracks...

    Started by obdavies‎, 04-03-2019 2:26 PM
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  15. Margaret Connor/OÇonnor

    Dear everyone. I am trying to verify the mother of Margaret Connor/OÇonnor. born 1834/35 Meath Ireland. died 26 Jan 1908 Petersham NSW Aust. resided in Braidwood NSW Aust. 1857/58. married Mounted Trooper, Henry Miles Stapylton on 6 Jan 1859 Majors Creek, Braidwood NSW. now...

    Started by DoreenH‎, 03-03-2019 6:08 AM
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  16. Rose Slade (Nee Watson)

    Hi, I have hit a brick wall researching my Wife's Grandmother Rose Watson. I know when but don't know where she was born and can't find any information. My Wife's family are no help as they had no contact with their nan. What I have managed to pull together is as follows; Rose Watson Born:...

    Started by j2sea2002‎, 25-02-2019 7:49 PM
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    rose slade, rose watson
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  17. Ancestors of Rev. John Eggleston (1813-1879)

    Hi The Rev John Eggleston appears in the Aust. Dictionary of Biography http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/eggleston-john-3473 http://www.beresford.org.au/history/gen/tree/3864.htm His father is Frederick ‘Father’ Eggleston BIRTH 16 AUG 1785 • Newark, Nottinghamshire, England DEATH 3 SEP 1872 •...

    Started by LeeTasOz‎, 21-02-2019 12:39 AM
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  18. Question John Kitchen/Isabel Kitchen c1914.

    Whilst not a newcomer to genealogy, I haven't really done anything with my tree for about 12 years and I'm finding it hard to remember the procedure for a lot of searches - plus I'm now on a pension and don't have the money to spare that I had a few years ago. On my mothers side I got back to 1776...

    Started by freccle‎, 17-11-2015 1:12 PM
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  19. 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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    23-02-2019, 3:33 PM Go to last post
  20. Sanitorium/custody order

    Hello, I really don’t 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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