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Laois (Queens) / great great grandfather
« on: Wednesday 01 May 19 19:24 BST (UK)  »
i'm looking for the date of birth for my great great grandfather Patrick Conroy born 1840 Mount Mellick County Laois. He left Ireland to live in Bradford West Yorkshire and lived at time of death in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
I hope that by establishing his date of birth i can then find his parents identites.

Northumberland Lookup Requests / Looking for great great grandfather
« on: Sunday 17 February 19 15:56 GMT (UK)  »
Iím looking for my great great grandfather. Sadly I know very little about the family at all. My grandfather has been a family secret and after 11 years of searching Iíve only just found him. Cyril Bennett. Born 1906 Newcastle on Tyne.

The man Iím looking for lived in the Newcastle/Durham area. Charles Joseph Bennett is his name. He has a son Charles Henry year of birth 1879.

Any help greatfully appreciated.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Y chromosome test
« on: Friday 27 July 18 14:01 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,
         I've been looking for living family of my grandad over the last few years and have finally discovered an individual who may be my cousin.
In order to show that we share the same grandad I'm thinking of having a Y Chromosome test done. Has anyone had this test done and if so can you recommend a company who i could contact to carry out the test.

England / search for great grandmothers parents
« on: Tuesday 15 May 18 16:15 BST (UK)  »
Iím trying to trace the parents of my great grandmother Edith Williment who married Wilson May on 26/9/1892.
I found a B.Cert for Edith 1871 born Norwich and I contacted the GRO to obtain it: Vol 4b, Page 156, Qtr 2 but they have been unable to find it. The marriage certificate shows her father to be Jacob Williment a labourer. The marriage taking place in Newcastle upon Tyne. As I canít get her B.Cert I donít know her motherís name.
The 1861 census shows a Jacob Williment who is a labourer in Norwich with a wife Sophia. Unfortunately Edith is not on this Census as sheís not yet born. I canít find Jacob Williment on the 1881 and 1891 census and therefore canít make a link with the Jacob Iíve found.
Anyone with any advice? Thanks in advance.

World War Two / Service record look up
« on: Monday 26 February 18 19:49 GMT (UK)  »
Hereís a heartfelt plea to anyone who has access to ww11 military records. Iím looking for Alfred Benjamin Blakesley dob 17/08/17 who served royal fusiliers then royal signals. Any help gratefully received.

Oxfordshire Lookup Requests / Bennett previously Newcastle on Tyne
« on: Wednesday 21 February 18 21:17 GMT (UK)  »
Looking to confirm details re Leonard Bennett. Previously sent a message:
Possible for Leonard - shown as born 1st June 1908, single and working in Oxfordshire as a Racehorse Groom in 1939. Matching death in Oxfordshire in 1973 with Admin on estate granted Newcastle on Tyne.

Can anyone please tell me where i might find this detail.

New Zealand Completed Requests / "Lookup Request:". Auckland Archives
« on: Wednesday 14 February 18 16:46 GMT (UK)  »
id be very grateful if someone could look up a probated will for me. It is held at Auckland Archives for Cyril Bennett.

Bennett - Cyril- Huntly - Retired Mineworker
1974 1974 Hamilton High Court  Akld/

Thanks in anticipation.

The Common Room / looking for grandfathers sibblings
« on: Thursday 24 August 17 16:56 BST (UK)  »
Leonard Bennett born 1908 Newcastle upon tyne (Northumberland) and Charles Henry Bennett born 1903 Gateshead Durham. 1911 28 Claremont Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Census shows them living at
28 Claremont Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
I'm trying to establish if either ever married and had children. Not had any success so far. Found a possible marriage for Leonard to a Phyllis Hardy but turned out not to be him.

Any help will be much appreciated.

The Lighter Side / letter of introduction
« on: Thursday 20 October 16 10:41 BST (UK)  »
Hi all, i wish to contact a potential family member to assist in confirming whether a person i've traced is my late grandfather.

Does anyone have an example of a letter that might help me make this first contact?


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