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Can anyone tell me which is the better of the various subscription sites, e.g. or one of the others?
Many thanks.
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Martha Normansell (nee Jones)

I am having trouble finding the birth certificate of my husbands grandmother. The story goes that she was born Martha Jones 22/7/1895, fathers name Edward Jones - Bricklayer (stated on her marriage certificate). It seems that her mother died when she was young and she was put into some type of home, possibly run by nuns. At age fourteen she was "fostered" in the Birmingham area by Alice and John Normansell and ended up ...
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Need help with tracing Grandfather

Can anyone help, trying to trace anything on my Grandfather his name was William John Lee who was in the Boar War under Lord Roberts at the age of 15, according to my father he got shot in his arm as he was a bugle boy and Lord Roberts had the best surgeons of the day save his arm. He was also in the 1st and 2nd World Wars as a cook.
He Was married ...
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Building ID

Can anyone help identify this photo which belongs to my grand mother's photo album? She hasn't a clue as to what the building is or when, where or who took the picture. It was probably taken in the Dewsbury, Middlestown or Netherton area in West Yorkshire. There is a notice board in the foreground but I am unable to read it. A rough date of when it was taken may be helpful.

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Lunatic Asylum Records

Dear All

Hopefully, someone can help.

I have been struggling to obtain information in relation to my GGGG Grandfather William Smith b. approx. 1853 Birmingham Warwichshire. I have recently obtained his death certificate which states that he died on 9th April 1922 in a Lunatic Asylum in Hatton.

I am despirate to find out his date of birth in the hope ...
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Where do I start?

I am trying to trace some details about a gt uncle`s wife, and find that she was born in Malta, any ideas of where to start trying to find her?

The only information I have so far, is that she married in Kilkenny Ireland to George Nelson Grant, her name was Mary Jane McCarthy or McGuinness, this alone leaves me puzzled, just who is her father and how can I find out?
I have tried ...
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Just joined

I have just joined the forum, after reading the 3rd issue, which I find just as interesting as the first one, thought I would now join the forum.

I really am very interested in the programmes, just wish they would show a few more details as to the sources of where information can be found, I`m sure that anyone new to this subject would probably appreciate that.

I have researching my family for some ...
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Effingham Deans

I have an ancestor called Effingham Deans, born 1774 in Knockando parish, Morayshire, Scotland, son of William Deans. The only instance of the name Effingham I had come across before was Lord Howard of Effingham, Admiral in charge of Elizabeth 1's navy at the time of the Armada, but was puzzled as to any connection between an Elizabethan admiral and someone born in rural Scotland two centuries later. I have recently discovered that a local ...
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Typhus Fever

I'd previously mentioned my Kemp relatives but on my mother's side of the family things were just as eventful. In 1851, my great great grandparents, Henry and Elizabeth Wilden, lived at High Street, Needham Market. On Boxing Day 1851, their third child, Anna Maria Wilden, died of Typhus Fever. She was only 16 years old.

Henry and Elizabeth's oldest son, William Wilden, was at the Garrison of the Tower of London, Goodman Fields, London on ...
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Hi Folks,

1851 was an eventful year in the lives of two of my 2nd great grand uncles (brothers of my great great grandfather, James Kemp).

One (Joshua Kemp) got transported to Western Australia for larceny. He left England and sailed to Western Australia aboard the 832 ton ship called the Pyrenees. It left Torbay, England on March 30, 1851, (census night) bound for the Swan River Colony. On this voyage the Pyrenees carried the ...
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