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Offline amandria

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Hi im new to all of this
« on: Saturday 04 October 14 12:31 BST (UK) »
I need all he help I can get, and im so happy to have found this lovely chat group, I shall start by telling you that I am a Mormon,  a latter day saint, and family history is so important to us Mormons, and since starting to find my ancestors, its become quite addictive and sooo exciting, I have had lots of help from members  of my church, but I think its time that I started to help my self more and to learn of how to search for my ancestors myself, up to now, friends have gone back to the 17th century on my fathers side which is the bunny's  and on my grand fathers side the lahney's on my mothers side of family... but my desire at the moment is to find more about my nana's mam Esther Douglas, she was born in 1880 and died 1959. I do not know much about her, and just cant wait to find out.. im Mands, and im so looking forward to getting to know you and will enjoy reading your posts, ya never know, I might find some relitives here haha which will be cool

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Re: Hi im new to all of this
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 October 14 12:37 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to RootsChat !

Do you have any idea where Esther was born and/or died?  Was Douglas her maiden name, or her married name?

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Re: Hi im new to all of this
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 04 October 14 12:42 BST (UK) »
Hi, Esther Douglas married john james Wilson, she had all their children in Hartlepool England

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Re: Hi im new to all of this
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 04 October 14 12:43 BST (UK) »
im not sure where she was born, but she died in Hartlepool

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Re: Hi im new to all of this
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 04 October 14 12:51 BST (UK) »
Welcome Mands - do you have any dates for Esther please?

It is quite possible that you will eventually make contact with distant relatives, as many of us do.  :)

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 October 14 14:07 BST (UK) »
Maybe it's just me, but, using any permutation of the names, using a date range from 1890-1930, I can't find a marriage for a John James Wilson to an Esther Douglas anywhere in England or Wales, let alone in/around Hartlepool.

Sorry  :(

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Re: Hi im new to all of this
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 04 October 14 14:16 BST (UK) »
Hi

Welcome to rootschat  :)

I assume this is Esthers death from freebmd
Deaths Sep 1959 
WILSON    Esther   
age 79   
W.Hartlepool    1a   800

When & where did John die
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Re: Hi im new to all of this
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 04 October 14 14:18 BST (UK) »
There is a tree on ancestry so that will give you a contact - lists 2 girls and 2 boys - only one of the male children are lists.
John James Wilson born 1 May 1902 in  Stockton On Tees, Durham, England and died Nov 1974 in  Hartlepool, Durham.

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 04 October 14 14:19 BST (UK) »
Husband died 1934 -
John James Wilson- Born 17 Jan 1874 in  Stockton on Tees, Durham, England and died13 Oct 1934 in  Hartlepool, Durham.

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