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The Lighter Side / helpful or what?
« on: Friday 05 June 09 11:43 BST (UK)  »
just got a marriage certificate for gg grandparents

shows ggggrandfathers as --  Hugh Hughes and William Williams

one of the witnesses was Thomas Thomas!


US Lookup Requests / New York Pasenger List 1820-1957 Look Up Please
« on: Tuesday 24 March 09 18:15 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone help find the following

John William Hunter b 1866 ish

Mary Elizabeth Wedg(e)wood b 1872 ish

they are likely to have travelled seperately -  between 1881 and 1891

MEW may have travelled with a John Wedgewood (her brother)

i believe they travelled into new york on the grounds that when they came back in 1898 that's where they came back from to liverpool (slim i know - but i live in hope)


US Lookup Requests / birth lookup West Virginia
« on: Tuesday 24 March 09 18:09 GMT (UK)  »
can anyone help on a birth date for George William Hunter in WV, circa 1891

parents John W Hunter and Mary Elizabeth Hunter (nee Wedg(e)wood)

many thanks


US Lookup Requests / marriage lookup West Virginia
« on: Tuesday 24 March 09 18:07 GMT (UK)  »
i am looking for the marriage of John William Hunter to Mary Elizabeth Wedg(e)wood in West Virginia between around 1886 and 1891

can anyone help please?

The Lighter Side / woohooo part 2!
« on: Friday 01 December 06 21:10 GMT (UK)  »
further to my original post at,194930.0.html

i thought you might be interested to hear about our meeting.

I met the elder of my 'new' sibs (a sister) today.  We talked solidly for 3.5 hours - but it was like we had always known each other!  our birthdays are only 1 day apart (plus 6 years), we have many of the same interests (not just family history), and you can tell we are sisters to look at us!

The next step is for me to make contact with the other 3 and hopefully meet them over the christmas period.

I have also spoken  to my father's sister - for the first time in about 45 years.  It was wonderful to make contact with her, and i hope to meet her again soon as well.

Incidental to the emotional gains from all this, I have also been able to make progress with the family tree on that side of the family, something i thought i would have to wait until the 1911 or even 1921 censuses were available to do.

anyway - thats it for now

Sue - still on cloud nine

The Lighter Side / woowhoo!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: Tuesday 07 November 06 16:46 GMT (UK)  »
yesterday I had contact from a sister who i had guessed i had, but never knew for sure.  Not only have i now got one new sister, but three and a brother!!!!

100% increase in siblings in the space of 24 hours.


still on cloud nine

Scotland / Graeme (of Montrose?)
« on: Thursday 01 June 06 16:57 BST (UK)  »
i am searching for an Isabel Graeme who married a Robert Smith (from household of Sir Charles Lowther).

Where would i start looking for her?

In the 1871 census she is shown as age 39 and born in Scotland

in the 1861 census she is shown as age 29 and born in aberdeenshire chaple of grenock (RG9/824/136/4)


Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Freeman of City of York
« on: Thursday 01 June 06 16:23 BST (UK)  »
what exactly did this mean?

I have a copy of a certificate for my step fathers great uncle becoming a freeman of the city - he was 20 at the time which seems a bit young to be awarded an honour.

Was it something that happened to all trades when they finished their apprenticeships?


Yorkshire (North Riding) / Elands in Lyth - help on deaths
« on: Monday 15 May 06 18:56 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for the deaths of Sarah and Jane Eland, both born in Lythe and living there until at least 1851.

They do not appear in the 1861 census.  They were both born in around the 1780s.

I can find no deaths on freebmd however i have found Sarah and Jane England deaths in Whitby region between 1851 and 1861.

Is it reasonable to assume these are my people and the name was misheard/transcribed (the register index also shows England)

unfortunately the yorkshire bmd site has not yet got these registers indexed so i have no fall back check.

Opinions/help please!!!!



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