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Staffordshire / Re: Black Country (Bilston) Friends and Neighbours
« on: Thursday 24 January 08 18:43 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Dud,

I have a g g grandfather who was born in Bilston. Henry Williams was born and baptised in December 1837. His parents were William Williams and Sarah Jones, Oxford Road, Bilston. They were married in Wolverhampton in May 1832 and lived in Bilston at least until about 1841. After that they moved to West Bromwich. They had nine children, six in Bilston and three in West Bromwich.

William was a Forgeman and was born about 1807. He gave his birthplace as Shropshire. Sarah was born about 1813 in Bilston. I have not been able to extend either of them any further back.


Lanarkshire / Re: Calder (Cadder?) Parish Records
« on: Monday 10 December 07 16:01 GMT (UK)  »
Hello morningglory,

Mary Stirling also had two sisters recorded in the BVRI
Agnes christened 4January 1795
Isobel born 9 February 1797 and christened 19 February, 1797.
Both in Cadder.


Stirlingshire / Re: Slamannan Parish Records
« on: Monday 10 December 07 15:39 GMT (UK)  »
Hello morningglory

The family can be found on the 1841 census:

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Missing on the 1881 census - why?
« on: Thursday 27 September 07 16:22 BST (UK)  »
I was unable to find one of my great grandparents on the 1881 Census CD's.
I had a look in the Ancestry website and found them no problem.
All names were spelt correctly and they were located where I expected them to be.
If they are on the disc then I certainly could not find them.


Family History Beginners Board / Questionable Behaviour on RootsChat
« on: Thursday 30 August 07 15:18 BST (UK)  »
I have recently had a disappointing experience on RootsChat. I am unable to explain why it happened.

Two weeks ago I saw a posting from a member requesting information about one of his ancestors. The name in question looked familiar, and when I checked my own records sure enough there he was. I sent a reply giving details of where the person fitted into my tree and quickly received a reply confirming that we did have a match, and we were in fact distant cousins. We exchanged personal messages and agreed to swap family trees. I copied out the relevant branch from my FTM file and sent it to his personal e-mail address, which he had sent me. Since then I have had no reply, neither from his own e-mail address, nor from a personal message through RootsChat. I know that he is not away on holiday, because he is still posting messages on the board. He is deliberately ignoring my messages.

In the past, I have made contact with several other cousins from different branches of my family. We have exchanged information and even BMD and census records. I have never had this problem before, in fact I have never even heard of this happening before. It never crossed my mind that it could happen. I am completely baffled by it, I cannot explain his motive. Surely, it cannot be some ancient family dispute, our nearest common ancestor was born over two hundred years ago. Can anyone offer me an explanation? What has he gained by it? Is he now one up on me? Or was it just plain old-fashioned selfishness?

Looking at his profile, this particular member has made many requests for information (I probably should not mention his name). Those who have helped him in the past, what do they think of his attitude.


Lanarkshire / Re: William Ramsay c1900
« on: Thursday 16 August 07 19:07 BST (UK)  »
Hello davieboy,

I think James Stark Ramsay might also be in my family tree.

I have Thomas Ramsay (1794-1877) and Isabella Millar (1800-1889)
Their son John Ramsay was born about 1826. I think he married Janet Stark.

I am descended from John Ramsay's sister Elizabeth Ramsay.


Aberdeenshire / Re: Address check please
« on: Tuesday 24 April 07 16:59 BST (UK)  »
Hello genewizard,

The address is


It's off King Street.


United States of America / Re: arrivals in ny
« on: Sunday 22 April 07 14:21 BST (UK)  »
Hello Caroline

I also have a couple of relatives who moved from Canada to the USA. One was from Nova Scotia into Port Huron. The other was from Winnipeg into the USA.

In both cases the USA entry document actually gave details of when the families entered Canada. From this information I was able to find their entry document into Canada.

Are you sure that this information is not tucked away in a corner of your document.


Staffordshire / Birth Registration in Bilston
« on: Wednesday 28 March 07 15:04 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help?

I have recently discovered that one of my g g grandfathers was born in Bilston, Staffordshire about 1839/1840. However, looking in the Free BMD website, there were no registrations in Bilston before 1935.
My question is: where would he have been registered?


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