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    Have you ever found out you are related to someone famous?

    I don't have the name of my relative to hand (decorating and everything is in the garage) but recently learned that my father's great aunt emmigrated to America in the 1920s and was a housekeeper in Chicago at an apartment belonging to a wealthy businessman who she described as a 'polite and...
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    Anyone with Swedish links?

    Hi everyone, thanks to this site I've managed to trace my family back to Holland, but my family name 'Harrowven' has now led me to an earlier Swedish variation, yet I cannot get any further. The first part of the name (Harrow) I can trace to being the farming tool, but also appears linked to...
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    Irwin, Northern Ireland

    Hi everyone, I've only just joined the site, but following the great help I got on my own family history the missus has insisted that I ask if anyone can help trace her family. The Irwin family Northern Ireland, mainly Belfast, If it helps we know that they are Catholics with links to ship...
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    Hi Cat I'm new here as well, hope you find the information you're seeking
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    Re: Introduction

    Re: Introduction Thanks for the welcome everyone and big thanks for the info on my ancestors, that's given me something to work with. I'll have more of a look around the website at the weekend, cheers for making me feel welcome
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    Re: Introduction

    Re: Introduction Hi everyone, I'm Daniel Harrowven, never used this type of site before but after learning about relatives who fought in the Great War I decided to try and trace my family. I've got back to 1861, but I think that my surname only came into existence after a miss-spelling of a...