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John Wood Aug 1813 Thornhill, Yorkshire

Looking for information on John, my 3rd great grandfather born Aug 1813 Thornhill, baptised 22 Aug 1813 at St John The Baptist, Kirkheaton. He had a son Edward (1848-1878). He was married to Sarah (B. Kingston upon Hull 1819 - no maiden name). Baptism record states parent as Wm Wood and Ann Wood. Have censuses for 1841, 1851, 1861. John is not listed on the 1871 census but Darah and their other son George are. ...
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BONA VACANTIA and PROFESSIONAL RESEARCHERS

Does anybody have experience of professional researchers please?

I've been contacted recently by ANGLIA RESEARCH who are suggesting (nothing more to date) that they may be able to put me in touch with a 'missing link'.. Having thoroughly researched the family tree, I'm unsure about responding - especially as they want a %age of the 'lost' estate and solicitors fees too. With around 500 names on the family tree and a fair degree of certainty ...
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How to trace an American serviceman?

I'd be extremely grateful for any advice on tracing an American serviceman who was stationed at (probably) Fairford or Upper Heyford in 1956-7. He is the father of a family member who was adopted who would dearly love to know more about him. The adoption file simply gives his name, and an address in Westerville, Ohio where he lived when he joined the US forces. He was 22 when he left the UK in 1957. ...
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Home Office/Civil Service records

One of my great uncles was in the Home Office in the 1940s and was awarded a CBE for his work (as well as an earlier OBE it would appear).

I'm really keen to learn more about my ancestor and his work at the Home Office. Does anyone know where I might find suitable records - either of Home Office employees in particular or civil servants in general?

This is the most exciting forebear that ...
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Samuel Simmons Jan 1724 in Broseley, Shropshire

I am looking for any information about Samuel or Samuell Simmons (my 5th Great Grandfather). He was born Jan 1724 in Broseley, Shropshire, Baptised 9 Jan 1724. He married Ruth Hall (1724-1801) on 12 July 1771. Unable to locate any other records for her on Ancestry - birth, baptism, parents etc. Or any information concerning Ruth Hall.
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Martha Mallen 27 Dec 1840-Dec 1907

I am looking for any information about Martha Mallem (my 2nd Great Grandmother). She was born 27 December 1840 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire and died 1907 in Birmingham, West Midlands. She married William Simmonds (1842-1918) in December 1864. Unable to locate any other records for her on Ancestry - birth, baptism, parents etc.
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Fanny Boding 1819-1900 Broseley, Shropshire

I am looking for any information about Fanny Boding (my 3rd Great Grandmother). She was born 1819 in Broseley, Shropshire and died 1900 in Madeley, Shropshire. She married George Simmonds (1813-1847) on 27 July 1841. Unable to locate any other records for her on Ancestry - birth, baptism, parents etc.
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Joseph Edward Tomlinson born December 1894 Hunslet, Leeds, Y

I am trying to locate any information on Joseph Edward Tomlinson born December 1894 (Baptised 23 Dec 1894) in Hunslet, Leeds to John William Tomlinson (1870-1906) and Emily Tomlinson nee Wood (1869-1940). He is listed on the 1901 census living with his grandfather Joseph (1846-1919), his father John and his brother Clarence (1897-1965). He served in WW1 from 1916-1919 in the Royal Engineers (Regiment No: 715175) and was wounded in France. I have located a ...
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Alice May Kent born Bristol 1893, later Kings Norton Alice May Kent born Bristol 1893, later Kings Norton

I would be grateful if anyone could help me in my search for my grandmother's sister, Alice May Kent who was the first of three daughters born to John George Kent and Alice Kershaw, on 10 Oct 1893 in Bristol/ Barton Regis. Through my research I was very lucky to be able to locate their other sister Violet's family, hoping that they would know more, but they think that the three sisters lost touch when ...
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Prosser Family

I have been researching my family tree for quite some time now and have frustratingly hit a brick wall with my direct family name!

My 2x Great Grandfather was William George Prosser. I have his marriage certificate to Maria Rees in 1914 and his death certificate from 1942. He was 66 years old when he died after a being hit by a car (supposedly during the blackout of Pontypool).

His death certificate age would have ...
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