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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. RA F record missing ?

    unm unable to find the following record for Airman ALFRED WILLIAMS Service Date 21 March 1916.Service Number 3000872. Can anyone help please ? Regards J eff Williams.

    Started by jiffxxx‎, 15-01-2019 4:11 PM
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  6. Bartholomew Beckett

    Dear everyone I refer to Name Bartholomew Beckett Spouse's Name Elizabeth Wade Event Date 28 Jul 1845 Event Place Cathedral,Manchester,Lancashire,England tryng to find where they lived in the 1851 census. Bartholomew and family moved to Australia 1854. but daughter Jeannie has on...

    Started by DoreenH‎, 09-01-2019 6:21 AM
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  7. Requesting help for passenger shipping lists

    Hi I've been researching my family tree and have got as far back a 1871 on the census. I am now trying to find out about an ancestor called Pedro Blanco born 1838 - nationality Spaniard - coming into Liverpool port! Any info greatly received! Thanks Kerry

    Started by wallydog‎, 15-08-2012 11:18 PM
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  8. Wilkins/Abery in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

    My longest standing brickwall relates to my 5x great-grandfather Richard Wilkins and his wife Elizabeth, whose surname I can't discover. I found no marriage date, only the birth of their first child, John, in 1768 in Lyford, Berkshire. I'm pretty sure that I have this, and all his children,...

    Started by MauriceW‎, 22-01-2017 12:46 PM
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  9. Ernest John Smith

    Hi I am hoping someone can help me. I have been researching my family tree on and off for a couple of years. I have got on ok with my dads side with a few hiccups but my maternal grandfather side is proving to be a nightmare. I have got stuck at my great grandfather. His name is Ernest...

    Started by petraroe‎, 02-11-2011 5:45 PM
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  10. Question Who was Augustin ?

    |banghead|In his will (proved Nov 1853) my 3xgt grandfather William Wallis (Ironmonger of Hart St) left the majority of his estate to My Gt Gt Grandmother and her two sons. However the very first bequest was "all that my leasehold messuage 4 West Row Kensal New Town" to Augustin Dether (or Dethur)...

    Started by lesleys‎, 16-10-2008 3:24 PM
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  11. Question Bigamy 1920 m Joseph Spratt X Mary Silverton

    Hi. I refer to the following Marriage - Name Joseph Spratt Date of Registration 1920 - Oct-Nov-Dec Registration district Salford Inferred County Lancashire Spouse Mary Silverton Volume Number 8d Page number 252 Verbal family history records that this was a bigamous marriage as Joseph was...

    Started by LeeTasOz‎, 30-01-2018 6:46 AM
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    bigamy, guerville, pratt, salford, silverton
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  12. Missing in 1861 and pregnant, too?

    Hello, I tried posting this elsewhere but got no traction so thought I’d try here. My mother recently found out her dad’s grandfather Anthony Turnbull was illegitimate. He was born in 1862 in Kenton, Northumberland to Mary Jane Turnbull. I got a copy of the birth certificate and found no father...

    Started by hilarykellis‎, 27-12-2018 11:15 PM
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    30-12-2018, 3:09 AM Go to last post

    This thread was 'bumped' in August 2018. Post #18 onwards. The info I have on Florence Treasa (bear with me) Born 2/12/1901 Hartlepool, I have the birth certificate Brother, Frederick Frances b 11/7/1903 Hartlepool, I have the birth certificate Florence had a child, Ronnie Fray b...

    Started by Paul M‎, 08-02-2009 10:11 AM
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  14. Iilligitimate birth unknown mother, Cape 1912

    I have been unable to find my any record of my father's birth. It has recently been suggested to me (as a skeleton revealed) that he was the son of a mother other than his father's wife - and this does accord with stories my father told me. His name was Arthur Stanley Orme and he was (likely)...

    Started by MylesOrme‎, 15-12-2018 3:25 PM
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  15. Thomas Wells & Hannah Martin (m.30 Apr 1857)

    I think one of my ancestors used her mother's maiden name, when getting married, instead of her own. If this is the case, it would resolve a bit of a brick wall I have. I could use some input on this one. Here are the results of my research so far... I have a marriage certificate for Thomas...

    Started by History_Hunter‎, 14-12-2018 11:59 PM
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  16. British Home Child

    to cut a long story short , i answered a msg on a social media genealogy from a lady in Canada asking for help from any one living in Warrington cheshire that could lay flowers on a war grave in the local cemetery of a Private George Ralph it turns out it was her husbands grandfather who the never...

    Started by oakwood‎, 17-12-2018 8:12 PM
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  17. Great Grandad WW1 POW

    Hi everyone, I have just had my great granddads medals restored and put in a display box. It has spurred me to try to find out about his service history. I am especially interested in information about his time as a POW. However, I cant find anything more than the below. I know a lot of records...

    Started by Equity‎, 16-12-2018 11:29 AM
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  18. George Upton O'Meara WW1

    George Upton O'meara served in ww1 with the following units, 5 Lancers (Royal Irish) serial No. 6058, Machine Gun Corps Serial No. 107508, Royal Tank Corps S/N 107508 and the Royal Engineers S/N 112104 yet all the information I can find is just his Medal Card. Can anyone help me find more...

    Started by gengrant‎, 16-12-2018 9:03 PM
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  19. David Friston (1791-1839), Hull

    I've been trying to trace my paternal line as far back as possible but have been stuck here for over a year now. I requested David Friston's death certificate from GRO and now know that, despite several Ancestry family trees reporting his birth as 1796, he died at the age of 48 in 1839 in Myton,...

    Started by chikkinn‎, 13-12-2018 1:01 PM
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  20. Thomas Watkins

    Hi My ancestor is Charles Frederick Watkins born 1845 in Stepney. His parents were Thomas and Mary Ann Hughes who were married in Queenborough on 5 Feb 1832. The 1841 census lists Thomas, Mary Ann, and offspring Thomas, William, Eliza and Mary. Obviously not Charles as he wasn't born until...

    Started by ladysailor‎, 14-12-2018 3:43 PM
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