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Which Name?

Every now and then I come up against the problem of which family name to follow when a branch of my 19c tree decides to marry and rename the children. Well, which name do you follow? The original birth name as it's a blood connection or the step-name because its what they ended up with even though there's no blood link? Or both, just to confuse matters?

Well, if it's the former where do I ...
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Good Evening help with family line check please

As the title says really I have been researching my line from my great grandfather George Patrick Conway to my great great grandfather John Conway, I believe now I may have found my great great great grand farther micheal Conway but I am not sure and cant help but think I am going off the course I may need a fresh pair of eyes or two.
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I know my ...
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Brick Wall Help

I've one of those blended family problems where I can't prove entitlement to husbands and surnames and would be so grateful for any help available...

Eliza Riley (aged 52 in 1871, married, born Highworth, Wiltshire) and her two adult children Catherine Riley (aged 20, born Pimlico) and William Riley (aged 16, born Pimlico) are living in Westminster. Her son calls Peter Riley, a deceased army pension, father on his marriage certificate in 1881. In 1881 ...
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‘of Deanry’ , South Church, County Durham : 1775

Research into my family tree has led me to a family in Auckland St Andrew ( South Church ), County Durham in the mid 1700s. A headstone in the Churchyard mentions a Stephen Charlton of ‘Deanry’ who died aged 32 in 1775 as well as a brother in law (my direct ancestor) who died in 1801 and his wife, who must have been the sister of this Stephen Charlton. I wondered whether the mention of ...
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Members of Tamlyn family missing from 1891 census

I’m trying to trace the Tamlyn family in the 1891 census. The father (William Henry, b. 24 May 1855), mother (Elizabeth Mary, b. 25 Jan 1850), and 3 oldest children were present in the 1881 census.

However in the 1891 census, while the father, those 3 children and one of 3 younger children are present (at 3 Binford Place, Bridgwater, Somerset), the mother (Elizabeth Mary) together with Elizabeth Ethel (age 9, b. 6 Jan 1882) ...
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Ernest James Kenward Lovelock - Different Names

Ernest James Kenward Lovelock was born 3 Feb 1900.
On the 1901 Census he is listed as Ernest Kenward aged 3/12 and relationship stated he was a cousin born in the St Luke's parish of London. The head of the family is Henry William Lovelock married to Harriet Lovelock (nee Clegg).
However, on the 1911 census he is listed as Edward Lovelock age 11 born in the St Luke's parish and listed as the son ...
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My Frustrating Brick Wall

Hi All

This is my first post & desperate cry for any advise someone may be able to offer in my long suffering research for my 2nd G Grandfather John Evans.

John was Born abt 1849 in Derbyshire & I believe Died before 1916 unknown. In 1871 the Census states him as a Foot Soldier with the 95th Derbyshire Regiment, Reg No. 1446. John Married my 2nd G Grandmother, Elizabeth Lifton ( Born abt 1853, ...
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Disappearance of Mary Musto


I’m trying to trace one of my ancestors, a Mary Musty/Musto. Mary had a base born child Job Harwood who was born in 1776 in Cogges, Oxfordshire. Mary went to court to get Jobs father to pay maintenance money, there were two brothers it could be but was in the end declared to be Job Harwood senior. Job senior was also from Cogges and despite having an illegitimate son never married and died in ...
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James haddon Henderson

James haddon Henderson
Were does the name haddon come from to be used as a middle name in the Henderson family
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Janet Findlay b 1793 d 1867
Father William Findlay b 1756 d 1838
Mother Ann Gordon b 1759 d 1829
from Scotland
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