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    titanic family myth help please

    Hi All, My family have been saying for years there is a 'Titanic' connection on my nan's side. Supposedly nan's brother or uncle was in the merchant navy and was going over to America to join another ship and died when the Titanic went down. My gt grandfather received compensation with which he...
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    Staffordshire districts

    I sometimes find it difficult when searching records as my ancestors have very often used different birthplace names from census to census. Is Walsall a part of Lichfield? Is Bloxwich in Walsall or Lichfield? Walsall Wood is that a village? Suburb? I just find it very confusing at times and as I...
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    Help please

    I am having difficulty in finding my ancestors on 1891 census Edward Burton c1849 Harriet (wife) William (son) James (son) Alice (daughter) Eliza (daughter) not sure if the other children were born then. They were on 1881 and 1901 for Walsall/Lichfield Can't seem to find them in Staffordshire...
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    Leonard Heath

    Having difficulty tracing my ggg grandfather any further back than 1841 census! He was born either Ogley Hay or Norton Canes district of Walsall or Lichfield c1817. Both myself and other people I have been in contact with, have had no luck in tracing him. From his marriage cert we have gained...
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    is this true???

    :confused: My mum phoned me last night to give me a history lesson I think!!! she was obviously watching some programme and informed that I think it was King Charles II and many other Kings of England had rather a lot of illegitamate (sorry know that is spellt wrongly) children, therefore they...
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    I hope someone can help!!! I have just discovered my maternal gt grandmother was apparently adopted! She turned up on the doorstep of the people that raised her after I believe her mother died!! Her name was Edith Maud Thomas born Barnstaple area c1878. My cousin said her father's name was John...
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    Hello every one! I am new to all of this family history stuff! I am researching Townsend,Smale,Elson,Burton,Heath,but the most difficult name so far for me is my Grandma maiden name Mullen, Irish descent to Jarrow,Tyneside. If anyone can help I would be most grateful. Really enjoying my new...