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Family History Beginners Board / Pigots
« on: Friday 07 March 08 19:40 GMT (UK)  »
I hope this isnt a dumb question  ::) :-[

How do I use pigots information? There is a transcribed Pigots index online which is in the area I'm looking at and has some names on it I'm researching but how do I link them to people I have in my tree already??

And aside from this one index I've found online, would I need to get CD roms to find out more from other areas?

I just dont really know how to use it!  :-[ :-[

Gloucestershire / GARDINER family in Bristol
« on: Monday 01 January 07 20:46 GMT (UK)  »
I have tracked down my G-Grandmother as VIOLET BESSIE GARDINER b.11/03/1907 in Bristol

I know she married Harold Grimes and they had five daughters. They lived in the Knowle area of Bristol.

Violet died in November 1993.

I have found her birth and death details but cant find her marriage (or any details about her husband!) and I dont know the names of her parents....can anyone give me any ideas of how I can get a bit further back please?

*edit* Also....apparently, she had a brother called Ernie (Ernest I guess!) I dont know anything more about him though

Cheers, Amy

England / All bit confusing! Bristol/Somerset area
« on: Wednesday 11 October 06 22:53 BST (UK)  »
Ok....I'm trying to find Henry Hoare b.1855...he married Martha Day in 1869 and they had one child (that I know of) Albert Hoare b.1875

On the 1881 census Martha and Albert are living in Bedminster, Bristol but no does say that Martha is married though.

Martha has 'lodgers' Dario Scapwin and his son (I believe they are actually Dario Scapuzzi and son...later changed the name to Dart) that are logged seperately on the 1881 ensus...Martha later married Dario in 1902, in Axbridge, Somerset.  Dario had previously been married in 1873 in Bedminster, Somerset.

On 1901 there is a Scappiezi Dart living with his wife Matilda and daughter Nellie...could this be the same person as Dario? I think it's too much of a coincidence that the name is so similar and that he is from Italy also (it does say 'Leghorn, Italy' but I think that this has been entered wrong)....but the wife Matilda doesnt fit...neither does her year of birth (1844)...the Dario I'm research did have a daughter named Nellie though.

I'm waiting on the marriage certificates for both first marriages and the second marriage between Martha and Dario but I cant figure out what happened to Henry...I havent been able to find any death record for him.

If anyone can help or point me in the right direction or something that would be great :)

Sorry that this is so long!!!

cheers, amy

Europe / Dario Scapuzzi - Italy to Bristol
« on: Wednesday 11 October 06 22:29 BST (UK)  »
Dario Scapuzzi b.1853 I know he was born in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy but that's it until I found him on the 1881 census.....

Is there any way I can find out more about him and his parents without having to go to Italy!!

He was married twice and had two children of his own....he lived in the Somerset area....mainly in Bedminster, Bristol

Any help would be much appreciated :)

Kent / My surname interests :)
« on: Wednesday 11 October 06 12:45 BST (UK)  »

Ottaway-Upchurch, Broughton Malherbe
Stokes-Upchurch, Rainham

Somerset / Henrietta ATTWOOD - Bedminster
« on: Wednesday 11 October 06 12:42 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone,

I'm having trouble finding Henrietta Attwood on any censuses....

I know she was born in 1889 in Bedminster. She had a brother named Jim (James) and a sister called Mary (known as Polly)....Henrietta married Frederick Spicer in 1911.

I've tried every variation I can think of...of both her first and surname.....I cant find her birth on BMD either.....

I have no address for her until after she was married

Can anyone point me in the right direction please??  This one has been bugging me for ages!

Thanks, Amy

England / Help looking for 'Ted Stokes' Bristol Kent
« on: Tuesday 10 October 06 00:50 BST (UK)  »
Hi...this is my first post :)

I'm trying to find a Ted Stokes....I've searched under Edward and Theodore but so far have found nothing. He took my Grandad father in when he was orphaned and my grandad always referred to him as his uncle.

He was living in Bristol at the time (around about 1934 ish) and my grandad moved from Kent.

I have found my grandad's parents and as far as I know, his father had no brothers so I'm a bit confused about who this 'uncle' could be! He could be a more distant relative and possible could have originated from Kent but I dont know where to start on finding out.....all I know about him is that he used to work on the docks and was married to Elsie.

The info I have on my G Grandfather is:

Thomas Frank Stokes b.1885/6 in Milton, Kent  married Amy Ottaway in March 1906 in Milton

his parents were Thomas Samuel Stokes (b.1856 in Rainham, Kent) and Louisa C Murray (b.1858 in Upchurch, Kent)

not sure if anyone can actually help but if you could point me in the right direction I'd be very grateful :)

Thanks, Amy

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