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Trouble finding a death certificate

I'm having trouble finding a death for my GG Grandmother, Hannah Edwards and wondered if anyone had any suggestions or advice as to where to go next.

She was born Hannah Leek(e) in Ellesmere, Shropshire C1834 and married William Edwards in 1859. She appears on all the relevant census' up until 1881 when she is listed as a widow (still living in Ellesmere). They had 5 children, John, Edwin, Henry, Alice and Mary Ellen.

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Who are parents of William Marsh

My 2x Grandfather, william Marsh was born abt 1810 in Upper Gornal STAF. Bapt 20.11.1814.Have Par Rec. Died 27.11.1896 in Rugby WAR. Have GRO Cert. William's 1st marriage was in 1831 to Eliz Badger
in Sedgley STAF. Have GRO cert. 2nd marriage to Mary Ingram in 1858 in Kilsby NOTT. Have GR cert.
Death cert for William shows his parents as Richard Marsh and mother Ann. I have found a parish record of marriage of ...
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Who is the parents? William Bowden

My 4th great grandad father was born 1800 in Devon. His parents could be any one of these Geo and Ann who's William was born 17/7/1800. William and Mary 27/7/1800 who's William was born on that date. John and Martha who's William was born 16/3/1800. And last but not least William and Mary who's William was born 30/3/1800. This would help me break a brick wall that I have struggled with.

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marriage in the late 1700's

I am well stuck!
found my ancestor baptism, checked with Bishop transcripts so it should be correct, but I cannot find a marriage for the parents and it's as if they did not exist.

What can I do,
William BArrowfoot bapt Feb 1796 Bishop Middleham, parents John and Jane
That is my brick wall, I cannot see how I can get back.

BArrowfoot is actually transcribed a few ways, and William BArrowfoot in his army ...
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Help tracing any family in Australia

Hi ive recently been looking into my fathers family, David Freeman. He was born in 1927 in Dewsbury to Samuel and Edith. I have found links to the name Bettley who went to Australia early 1900's. I just wonder if there could be any connections still there ? I'm also confused as some family possibly traces to America, Pensylvania. But was always told as a child my father had sibling(s) in Australia and remember them ...
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How to obtain a birth certificate from Russia


I am currently researching my husband's family tree. His grandfather was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1899. Is it possible at all to get his birth certificate and how do I do this?

Many thanks
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George Hughes..Where in Spain?

I was wondering if anyone reading this can help me find a death certificate for George Hughes?

George was born 29th May, 1920, Oldham, Lancashire.

George, I believe, died in Majorca, Spain, c1987. Aged around 68. Last known address was Shepherd's Bush, London. However, this could be incorrect...there is some confusion.

The story is that George, on his arrival in Spain, got off the plane and sadly died due to an heart attack.

George was ...
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I am seeking descendants of the Radburn family, who came from Warwickshire. I have the 1871 census details which show Charles Radburn and his family living in West Street, St Mary, Leicester. Charles is a shoemaker aged 38, his wife Elizabeth 43, daughter Emily Ann 16, I think a 'warehouse girl' & second daughter Ann Elizabeth 13 and I think the same trade as her sister.

There are three boarders, Susannah Wilson 19, Albert Wilson ...
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Albert Gilbert

Cannot locate the death of the above.
Born 26 March 1885 in Sheffield and married 16 October 1915 Elizabeth Ann Curtis in Sheffield.

I have only found 1 death 13 April 1979 in Conisborough, a retired Collier.
This looks like the wrong one to me?
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Liverpool address books

Hi there

Does anyone know if there are address books for the liverpool area for the late 1800's? I am trying to trace the movements of my great great grandfather and where he lived in the area. I know his addresses from census returns in 1881 and 1891 but would be keen to know if there are other sources.


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