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Finding parents of Doris Reardon, born about 1906, probably in Lancashire?

I'm looking for the parents of Doris Reardon. All I have on her is Marriage certificate to John Crankshaw registered in Wigan, Lancashire in 1932 which lists her father as "John Reardon", and a ...
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How and when did my Grandfather come to America?

My Grandfather John Ross came to America in January, February, March of 1912. I have been unable to find any information on the ship he came on or port of arrival. He came from Birkenhead, England....
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Receiving medical care at Nottingham General Hospital in the 1830s?

I have two ancestors who I know were patients at Nottingham General Hospital. One ancestor died at the hospital in 1835. The other was there at the time of the 1841 census, and died at home a few ...
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Finding photo of Robert Mason's 1890 Headstone on Isle of Wight?

Robert Mason is my 2x Great Grandfather. He died in 1890 from Phthisis, or T.B. I am descended through one of his daughters whom when she died left with her things a note which is assumed to be her ...
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Why would Consent of Parents be needed for 1815 marriage between 26 and 33 year olds in Menheniot, Cornwall?

My 3rd great grandparents Joseph Sleep and Ann Geach were married on 26 Jan 1815 at Menheniot, Cornwall, England (see below) “by Banns with Consent of Parents”. I have found baptism records that ...
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Organizing geographical reference material for English parishes?

Abstract: I prefer to standardize place names in Family Historian to take advantage of modern geo-coding and mapping features, and to record historical place names in research notes. But how do I ...
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What did a Scientific/Philosophical Instrument Maker do and what other sources might be worth looking at?

My 2x Great Grandfather was Robert H Mason, born in 1858 in Romsey, Hampshire to Robert Mason & Ann Pearce. He came from a reasonably poor family where the majority of his siblings and cousins ...
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What happened to the original household schedules used to produce the 1939 Register?

The dataset called the 1939 Register of England & Wales, released on FindMyPast, is comprised of the enumerator's transcript books (National Archives RG 101). Using the King's household as an ...
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Who are the parents of Henry Charles Pynn?

My 3x Great Grandfather was Henry Charles Pynn (1833-1894). I am trying to figure out who his parents were. This is his Marriage Certificate to Eliza Pickering. His father is listed as John Henry ...
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Becoming a master tailor?

At the time of the 1841 census, one of my ancestors in Nottinghamshire, England was undertaking his apprenticeship with a tailor. A decade later, on the 1851 census, my ancestor is recorded as a "...
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Was the 1939 Register really updated after the end of National Registration?

The 1939 Register for England & Wales is soon to be released on FindMyPast, and I think there is a lot of confusion about what this record set is and for what it was used. One of my questions is ...
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Finding background information on historical England & Wales electoral registers?

Find My Past has recently added a collection of England and Wales Electoral Registers, the data set England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1832-1932. I would like to find background information ...
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Deceased people appearing on 2002 UK electoral register?

I have found someone of interest listed on the 2002 UK electoral register. I have also found a death certificate for a person with the same name living at the same location who died the previous year....
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Separating families with identical parents' names in the same parish in Norfolk, England from 1730-1760?

There are two individuals, both named William Lark, both married a woman named Mary. I'm quite convinced they are two different families, although they are probably related. They both had several ...
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Do any fragments of the 1931 census of England & Wales survive?

It is a well known fact that the 1931 census of England and Wales was destroyed by a fire during the Second World War. However, did any fragments of this census survive at all? Were both the household ...
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What kind of a place name or institution is 'Mansfield Statutes'?

In transcribing an 1825 Settlement Examination from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, the following line appears to read: William Brough "then hired at Mansfield Statutes to Mr. Milward of Epperstone for a ...
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Finding birth record of Pierre Louis Oscar Cordier, Frenchman who married (1869) and died (1882) in London?

I'm researching my girlfriend's family tree and I've hit a brick wall in France as I have absolutely no experience using french records. I have traced back to Pierre Louis Oscar/Oscard Cordier born ...
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Who are the parents of George Juden?

I've spent a lot of time working on this brick wall and I was hoping for a fresh pair of eyes, heres what I have: George Juden is my 3rd Great Grandfather, He married Elizabeth Salvage and had five ...
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Finding birth/baptism record for James Chichester who died 1858 in British Guiana?

James Chichester was my great-great grandfather. James Chichester was a native of Europe and an inhabitant of the County of East Demerara, British Guiana. James lived in Mahaecony, East Coast ...
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Average time between birth and baptism in the Church of England?

Because it is relatively uncommon to find sources of birth dates before the start of civil registration in England in 1837, it is a widespread (and I think not unreasonable) convention for ...
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Explaining major discrepancies between Bishop's Transcripts and Parish Registers?

Bishop's transcripts were copies of parish registers that were sent periodically to the diocesan bishop. In the past I have noticed minor discrepancies between parish registers and bishop's ...
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Finding information about British slave owner Henry Stanley in Jamaica/England?

In his will my 2nd great grandfather Henry Stanley Robert Pearce (1821-1868) leaves all my estate and interest whatsoever in the lands and hereditaments called Gale Mount and Dunsinane in the ...
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Accuracy of place of death recorded in the National Probate Calendar?

When I do not need or wish to obtain a death certificate, I have often used the National Probate Calendar for England & Wales as my main source for death date and place information (in conjunction,...
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Reading comment in 1825 baptism register?

I'm trying to read the comment that has been added above the curate's signature in the final column of an 1825 baptism record from Lancaster Priory: It relates to a second entry that appears a few ...
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What does 1811 British Monthly Magazine mean by the form: At [place], [person]?

I found a British Monthly Magazine from 1811 that states in part at the second paragraph starting on that page: At Kemerton, Miss Mumford. At Cheltenham, P. Evans, esq. of Abergavenny. At ...
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Was she really a Lark?

I'm looking at the marriage record for a Charles Bundy Lark. The information from Family Search reports the following: Name Charles Bunell Lark Spouse's Name Rebecca Moore Event Date 03 Mar ...
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Identifying difficult words in 1651 will?

I am transcribing a Nottinghamshire will and probate bond dated 1651, and two passages of the will are eluding me. In the first passage the testator bequeaths unto his "sonne my house & my ...
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How to cite the National Probate Calendar?

The National Probate Calendar for England and Wales is now available on multiple websites (Ancestry.co.uk, Gov.uk, FindMyPast). Not all of these sites are fully name-indexed. I would like to know the ...
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Penalty for late registration of birth in England?

My great grandmother was born in January 1905, but her birth was not registered until June quarter (i.e. April or later). Her son's birth in the 1920s was registered 57 days after his birth. Births ...
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Determining subdistrict extent from code in post-1993 GRO index?

Through 1992, the GRO indexes for births and deaths in England and Wales cite a volume and page in the registers (as they have done since the inception of civil registration in 1837). After 1992, the ...
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What are spurious baptisms?

In the Parish Records for Lapley, Staffordshire, England, there are a number of baptisms followed by the word "spurious". Is there any interpretation possible other than "illegitimate" for these? ...
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Finding church / parish records for Kent?

Where may I access original baptism, marriage and burial records for Bexley, Bexleyheath and Sidcup? I am seventy six years old and live in Norfolk. I am able to access original online Norfolk ...
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Obtaining probate or administration documentation from solicitor?

These two situations are linked, and relate to relatively recent grants of administration in England. An individual died intestate about 5 years ago, and having no surviving spouse or children, her ...
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Did Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster, marry Elyas de Richmond?

Many people say that Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster married Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, which I believe could be true but I am yet to see a marriage record for the two. But I ...
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What was the weather like?

I would like to build context for certain genealogical events I am researching, and one component - as dull as it may seem - is weather. For example, it would be interesting to know what the weather ...
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Meaning of term “Alias” in 1861 Lincolnshire parish baptism record?

In the 1861 parish baptism record for a probable distant ancestor of mine it gives the parent surname for the baptism of Mary as "NORWOOD alias DOBBS". What precisely does this mean? I guess someone ...
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Who was the father of Thomas Jocelyn/Joslin who emigrated to Massachusetts in the Increase (1635)

It is well documented that Thomas Jocelin/Josselyn/Joslin/Jostlin (1592-1660) emigrated to the Massachusetts Colony on the Increase in 1635 with his wife Rebecca and children Rebecca, Dorothy, ...
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Registration of Russian immigrants to England in late 19th century?

My great-grandfather wrote a diary about his leaving the Pale of Settlement in the end of the 19th century to England. The diary, or at least part of it, can be read here. I am trying to follow his ...
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How to find place of burial or cremation in Gloucestershire?

I am trying to locate where my Grand dad is buried/cremated. He died on 31st March 1972 and lived in Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England. What other sources are there for the area I could check ...
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Locating possible marriage between English woman and Danish man in (probably) late 19th century?

I am deadlocked in the identification of my great-grandfather. A DNA test has identified an individual (in Denmark) who is suggested to be a near-relation of mine, but he has not responded to ...
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Finding ship grandfather took from Liverpool, England to Quebec, CA arriving January 1900?

I am hoping to find the ship that my grandfather took from Liverpool, England to Quebec, CA that arrived January 1900. Isidore Segall's Naturalization papers give the above information. I have ...
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Verifying birth & death details in England for the 20th century?

How do I go about verifying birth & death details in England for an individual who lived and died in the 20th century? As starting points I have a name of the deceased individual and his place of ...
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What was required to be entered into “England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832”

My ancestor, George Dutton, was in Cheshire, England, living there around 1800. I noticed he was in Coddington for a few years in the tax records (1796-1798), disappeared for a few years, got married ...
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Where is/was location of Corvoda (near Lezant), Cornwall, England?

When my 4th great grandfather Joseph Binney was buried on 17 Jul 1829 at Lezant, Cornwall, England, his residence was given as Corvoda. I have looked for Corvoda (and searched on Cordova as a ...
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Finding date and battle of wounding for First World War English Private Arthur Higgins in France?

My father, Private Arthur Higgins No 2163, was born 4 Jul 1893, and was in the 5th Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment which landed in France on 5 Mar 1915 and was repatriated to England on ...
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What might Wine & Spirit Vaults be in 1841 Census at Helston, Cornwall?

I have mentioned my 4th great grandmother Alice Rutter previously in Were Liquor Licenses required in early 19th Century Cornwall? I know that she and her husband William Symons were wine/spirit ...
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Determining which Blanch Hambly married John Geach at Menheniot, Cornwall, England, in 1688?

My 7th great grandmother Blanch Hambly married John Geach on 25 Apr 1688 at Menheniot, Cornwall, England. John had been baptised on 15 Mar 1658 at Menheniot. There are two candidates for Blanch's ...
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Finding baptism record near Marystow, Devon, for Harriet Palmer in about 1770?

My 4th great grandmother Harriet Palmer married John Creber on 9 Jun 1794 at Marystow, Devon. Harriet was a spinster of the parish who made a mark rather than signed, and banns had been duly ...
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Why might name Ferdinando be found in early 17th century Cornwall baptisms?

I have two direct ancestors named Ferdinando: Ferdinando Hicks, baptised 1 Jan 1630 at St Germans, Cornwall Ferdinando Sleep, baptised 13 Sep 1720 at Morval, Cornwall (who is a grandson of the above) ...
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Is there list of apprenticeship types for FindMyPast record set called Britain, Country Apprentices 1710-1808?

A new set of records has come online at FindMyPast called Britain, Country Apprentices 1710-1808: What was your family trade? Discover your ancestor in the registers from the Board of Stamps. The ...

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