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Help in tracing a birth & on census returns

I am hoping someone can help me establish the parents of a Mary Barker, nee Hancock, who, according to the family bible, was born in Cutthorpe, Chesterfield on 14/2/1869 & died on 31/7/1916. She was married to Hadfield Barker on 15/4/1900 in Dronfield with father shown as George Hancock deceased, farm labourer.
Her birth does not appear to be registered, the birth of a Mary Hancock in Bakewell in 1869 being to a Joseph Hancock. ...
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Looking for Ron and Phyllis Turner

I am having trouble looking for some of my ancestors. Their names are or were Ronald R Turner born 1927 and Phyllis M Turner. They are my great aunt and uncle. I found them living in Maldon Essex on find my past up until 2012. But they have disappeared after that. I have contacted Maldon cemeteries and they have not found them. I have looked at barking cemetery were they were born and have not ...
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herbert leonard smith

I am looking for any information on a herbert leonard smith. According to family hear say his surname may have changed by himself or his father down the line somewhere. the imformation i have is:

occupation: post 1937 lorry driver, was in italy ww2.
married: elsie may clark 2nd aug 1937 - beverley father: joe smith the black smith
remarried: lilly
child:june p smith 1939

i cant seem to find any imformation about him before ...
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John GOLLOP married Elizabeth Jane EVELEIGH on 23 May 1858 at Lambeth. He was a bachelor and a coach trimmer. He named his father as John GOLLOP, a plasterer. in the 1861, 1871 and 1881 censuses, he gives his birthplace as Honiton, Devon. His age in these three censuses is consistent and suggests a birth in 1837.

Gollop seems to be a fairly popular`name in Devon. There is a baptism of a John Gollop in ...
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1939 NS - how important were address details?

I'm researching birth mother details for an adopted relative, and on different government documents, the birth mother gives different address (and occupation) details.
On the 1939 National Survey, she is 16 and living with her parents and sibs, and working in a local factory.
On her child's adoption records in 1937/38, she says she has been working for a local family from the age of 12 (presumably as a mother's helper). She continued working for ...
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Birth info for John Barton from Co Kerry

Good morning,

I'm doing research for my wife's side of the family.
Can anyone help with the birth info for John Barton born approx 1864 to Glenbeigh Co Kerry Ireland
His parents were Daniel Patrick Barton (Farmer) and Mary Fitzgerald.
Any information on John's parents or his siblings would be greatly appreciated as well.

Kind regards

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How wealthy were farmers

I have some welsh ancestors who were farmers. It appears that their 103 acres was rented from a landowner.

Was this a usual situation? Is this a small plot in farming size for the mid 1800's? Was it hard to make a living from farming?

I'm a bit confused as my direct descendant left home and did other jobs (labourer and railway policeman), which I assume means there was not enough farm work to sustain ...
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Name Variants Find My Past

Does anyone understand why when I tick the box for name variants for the name Ashby on Find My Past I only get listings for Ashby and not the usual variations such as Ashbee? Or vice versa?
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Help Req re: Russell Gosling on Ancestry...

The following person seems to disappear without trace after the 1939 Register.
Birth: Russell K E Gosling 1935 Q1 Gloucester 6A 385 . In the 1939 Register, his dob is given as 24 Jan 1935. There don't seem to be any marriages or deaths for him in either Fmp or FreeBMD.
On Family Search, up until 2008, he is living with his family in Pennsylvania.
On Ancestry, there are two Russell K Gosling entries in ...
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Missing Birth Families

Can anyone offer suggestions for pushing a family line in the 1700s when a baptism and any suggestion of a birth family is missing please?

The first mention of Daniel Green is at his marriage in 1768 in Haversham, Bucks. He is recorded as from the neighbouring parish of Little Linford. Shortly after the marriage he baptises the first of several children in nearby Milton Keynes Village where he stays until death in 1783.

I've ...
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