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Family History

I don't even know anything about my family history at all.. i have a family tree on family search but i don't know anything  Read More

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Heathcoats, Hathcoats, Etc.

My family on my grandfather's side has lived in Lauderdale Co for a long time, but the information I can find is very small. I know my great-grandparents names were Fred and Arline Heathcoat and my great-great-grandparent were Robert and Florence Heathcoat. Beyond that I haven't really found much further back. If anyone can find more information I would be eternally grateful!

P.S.: I know our last name probably changed around over the years. I've seen it spelled Hathcoat and Haithcoat. Some relatives say there could be other alternate spellings too. 
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John Maddox Family

My great grandfather was John Maddox he had a sister named Nancy, He was married 2 times I think fist was SECLUDIE PIERCE Second was Fannie Morris. sons were Arthur , Bestor,
Walter , Earl are all I could think of. Having heck of time findng anything did finf 1880 census and a 1910 one but Arthr and Walter not listrf on any census till theu=y marrried in Louisiana. Any help would be very heartfelt, Tahnk you James Maddox Read More

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Clara C Madden or O'Madden Family

My grandmother "Olivia Maud O Madden Lee Brown" abt 1919 New York, Bronx, United States Death 7 / June / 2008 in St Augustine, Florida, USA ) ( Olivia mother Clara O'Madden Birth abt 1892 in limenick, Ireland She lived in new York and married in new york  to Frederick William Brown and they lived there  Intel her death on 28/Aug/1948 in New York, USA Father of Olivia Frederick William Browne Birth abt 1890 in Missouri , Death 15 / Feb / 1941 in Bronx, New York, USA. Household Members: Clara Madden Brown 47, her " Brother William Madden 48 abt 1892 Birthplace Ireland this came from the ancestry. com sight 1940 new York census" Clara son Frederick Brown Birthplace New York. I think this could have been some of Clara sister Olivia Rose Madden Lewnes Death Date nov 1957 Miami Dade Florida, I also have a letter that said she had 7 sister and two brother William, Rose Maude these are some. Read More

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looking for aunt

I am looking for my aunt can't find anything on her after 1940 her name is Betty Jean Anderson born in Alabama in 1939 to Alvin (Shell) and Hester Anderson I know she got married at early age and was told she died at early age also don't know who she married but they lived in Alabama please help!!!


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new person name Cornelius Bontiel, Junior

I found Jr. included with his father (38), mother(36), Jr.(11), Angela, Claira.  Don't remember anything else excet it was in the censese of February 1892  in Moonroe, New York I think.  If anyone knows about this Jr. please contact me at fibrolin@aol.com. Read More

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Edgar Valentine Curtner

Trying to locate grave . I know he died somewhere around 1910 or little after. Family was on wagon train to Missouri when he died. He would be my Great Grandfather His daughter Alma Shelley was my Grandmother and her son Wilburn "Lee" Shelley is my dad. Nobody knows where he is buried at and I can't seem to locate it on any records. I would appreciate any help or a lead, just anything.


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Birth Record Request

I have hit a road block on my great Grandfather, Herman Wishart, who, according to researched information, was born in Trenton, NJ on 22 Feb. 1850. I am looking for his birth record so to ascertain the names of his parents, I suspect the family may have been Catholic because when Herman's Moravian wife passed away n 1902, he had their children baptized Catholic.
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Found a old photo album, would like to get it to the descendants

We are doing an estate sale and have a very old photo album.    The only identifications I can find are the death certificates of Orinda K. Henry, showing she died 6/23/1891 and another one for James Arlington Henry, died 9/15/1886.    According to the 1870 census, James Arlington was her only son.    There are other photographs, but none have any identifications other "Worcester, Mass" written underneath.    One photo shows a gentleman in what looks like a Knights Templar uniform.    Read More

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searching for my great-great grandfather's grave

Hello; I am searching for my great-great grandfather's burial grave; he was born in 1809 in Baltimore usa, he died in Azusa, California in 1870.  appreciate any information or help. thank you Janine duran Read More

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Obit for Bernabe (Moreno) Martinez 1996

Bernabe (female) was born on 11 June 1896 in Mexico and died on 30 August 1996 in Bexar County, possibly in Macdona.  Am looking for an obit for her. She is buried at the St. Isidro Cemetery in Macdona. Read More

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Diehl, Jonathan C.

I'm looking for information on Jonathan C. Diehl born in about 1827 or 1828. He was married to Susannah or Susan Coates or Coots. He was killed in a barn raising accident in 1870. I am looking for more information on him and on his spouse. I believe she later married Solomon Nycum. We are unable to trace back either of their lineages. Her father may have been John Coates. She may have had a sister named Polly Coates and brothers named Charles and Adam Coates. Read More

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Death Records for Daniel and Matilda Leggett

Daniel and Matilda were in their 60's in the 1870 census. They had been in Copiah County for many years. I can't find them in 1880, so I am guessing they died there. I would very much like death and/or burial information.  Thanks much,
William
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Beaty E Fry

Beaty Edward Fry
I found a headstone (March 29, 1910-Feb 7, 1965) but no descendants. Also found a marriage record to my grandma Mozelle (Smith) Powell. My dad is Max Beaty Fry, but he was adopted by his step-dad and became Floyd. Any info would be greatly appreciated. 
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Herman Wishart is my brick wall

Herman Wishart, my G Grandfather supposedly was born in Trenton, NJ on 23 Feb. 1856.Have been unable to locate any record of his birth or the names of his parents. The date was listed on his marriage record.
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looking for ancestors with the last name britt

My mother is Beverly Ann Britt.  I am looking for all ancestors around Athol and vicinity. Read More

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I am looking for my grandparents

Henderson Brent married Dally Youngblood
I am the 3rd generation of my family legacy
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Birth Record Naming Parents of Charlotte Wallis Tucker b. Roxbury 1809

I am a volunteer researcher for The Morse Society and I need documentation for the birth of Charlotte Wallis Tucker.  According to the proposed lineage I'm trying to confirm, Charlotte was the daughter of Martha (Morse) and Lewis Tucker.  To the best of my knowledge she was born in Roxbury about 1809.  I've been unable to locate historical records of any kind that would link Charlotte, Martha and Lewis.  It's established that Charlotte married Henry N. Quiner in New Haven, CT in 1831, moved to Wisconsin and gave birth to several children, among them Caroline Lake Quiner, who was the mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  There is so much conflicting information on Martha Morse and Lewis Tucker that I'm despairing of ever finding conclusive evidence about Charlotte's parentage.  Can anyone help?  Thanks for any suggestions.  Kate Frazier Read More

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Help with marriage certificate

I would really appreciate help finding a marriage record for Avery Grover HAYMORE and William Henry SMITH of Dry Fork, Pittsylvania Co., VA; married  24 Apr 1889.  If someone can point me in the right direction or provide me with a copy,  I would greatly appreciate it.
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i need help locating mary margaret gilbert my mom and my 4 children last name estep

I am dying with lung ca. and have been trying for years to find my mother, Mary Margaret.  She and my father were from W VA.  We lived in Columbus, Ohio; I was in the military during Vietnam and spent year overseas.  My ex-wife Patricia was a Murphee originally from Yuma,Az. I remember an Uncle Dutch and Pam.  My mom was also married to a Howell. Please call 740-773-1141 x7452 and leave message with my social worker. Read More

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Anyone who might know of the 'FOWE's"in New Jersey?

I have found a lot of 'Fowe's' in America who came from England in the 1800's and 1900's who settled in Louisiana, New York, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Texas. I can't find any of their relatives! My line is from Harrison and Lucrecia (Hudsmith) Fowe who came to California in the early 1900's and had 5 children. I do have some 2nds and 3rd cousins in Washington State. From my research we had a distant cousin on the Mayflower who was William Brewster, whose mother a 'Fowe" from around Essex, England. Could anyone help me fine any 'Fowe's' that might still live here in America. I don't know of any still living or if they ever had lived in FOWEY, England. There is a street in London that is called "Fowey". I do know there isn't any 'Fowe's buried in the Fowey, England cemetery. Most of the 'Fowe's' are Hertforshire, Essex, General, Nottinghamshire, Dorest, Middlesex, London and Mottingham. Help would be appreciated. Thank you Read More

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Murder Mystery of Sheryl


I have been trying for the last four years to find info about my aunt Sheryl Lynn Wiseman who was "born in Los Angeles, 29 May 1951, mothers maiden name Kellett. Death 30 Jul 1976 - Death Certificate #33585" Read More

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looking for great grandfather

looking for any info. on smith simpson richards born in 1825,in south carolina. married to sarah webb Read More