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Today is January 31.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Mari Anne Bacon (1854-1937) John Bacon (c1817-1866) Ann Maria Powers (c1812-1914) Dungog, New South Wales, Australia
Frederick Bennett (1865-1945) Charles Bennett (c1822-1893) Elizabeth Kate Worthington (1829-1926) Manning River, New South Wales, Australia
Fred Erwin Berry (1911-1967) Carter, Tripp County, South Dakota, United States
Miriam Jane Billingsley (1829-1912) Elijah Randolph Billingsley (1806-1888) Emeline Lovina Northcott (1806-1882) Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee
Walter Ratcliffe Brickell (1904-1969) John Brickell (1877-1944) Mary Burnside (1876-1959) 1, Orchard Road, Northenden, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Eli W. Brock (1859-1925) James L. Brock, Jr. Mary Gabriella Bankston (1844-1922)
Peter Bulkeley (1582-1659) Edward Bulkeley (1540-1620) Olive Irby (c1547-1614) Odell, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Henry I of Portugal (1512-1580) Manuel I of Portugal (1469-1521) Maria of Aragon (1482-1517)
Sarah Chalker (1697-1787) Alexander Chalker (1625-1659) Catherine Post (1627-1666) Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Abiel Abbot (1765-1859) Abiel Abbot (1741-1809) Dorcas Abbot (1744-1829) Wilton, New Hampshire, United States 94
Perlina Jane Allred (1833-1910) William Hackley Allred (1804-1890) Elizabeth Ivie (1807-1870) Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah, United States 77
Mary Ann Argent (1877-1944) John George Argent (1854-1918) Mary Ann Chivell (1853-1939) South Australia, Australia 67
Albert Alexander Bagnall (1901-1979) Samuel Bagnall (1867-1945) Ada Beamer (bef1875-aft1901) Revesby, New South Wales, Australia 78
Arthur George Bevege (1918-1993) Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia 75
Charles Edward Blackman (1824-1914) James Blackman (c1792-1868) Mary John (1799-1848) 5 Morgan St, Merewether, New South Wales, Australia 90
John Shadrach Bowers (1853-1934) John Bowers (1816-1853) Rosanna Leach (1818-1878) Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Alfred Randolph Brazier (1886-1968) John Hesse Brazier (1845-1933) Ann Donnelly (1846-1935) Armidale, New South Wales, Australia 82
Arthur William Brownen (1886-1973) Christopher Charles Brownen (1840-c1916) Sarah Cook (1842-c1912) New Milton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom 87
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Bernard Aiz d'Albret (c1290-1358) Amanieu VIII d'Albret (aft1262-1326) Rose de Bourg Isabelle de Gironde
Teesje Bakker (1769-1841) Claas Bakker Hein Wiering (c1746-bef1841) Venhuizen
John Herbert Essel Bayliss (1868-1931) John Bayliss (1838-1917) Susannah Merrick (1841-1916) Emily Eva Hodge (1871-1945) Kelso, New South Wales, Australia
Robert Blackman (1835-1925) Robert Blackman (1811-1876) Elizabeth Whittaker (1818-1865) Jane Sloggett (1837-1922) Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Edward Blanch (1813-1881) Edward Blanch (c1787-1860) Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837) Catherine Hawkins (1820-1907) St Johns, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Petronella Boone (1785-1848) Hendrik Boone (c1757-1815) Maria van Vreeden (1759-1840) Gerrit Groeneveld (1779-1849) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Alexander Brownlow (1864-1918) John Brownlow (1838-1867) Isabella Fraser (1832-1920) Lucy Eva Cramp (1871-1940) Winduella, New South Wales, Australia
Catherine de Bourbon (1559-1604) Antoine de Bourbon-Vendôme (1518-1562) Jeanne III of Navarre (1528-1572) Henri II de Lorraine (1563-1624) Paris
William James Clare (c1861-1948) John Clare (c1816-1894) Margaret Cosgrove (c1822-1905) Mary Eugenia Levingston (1849-1898) Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g2 Wedding2 place
Thomas Brantley (1793-1871) Robert Brantley (1740-1795) Sarah Rorie (c1732-) Margaret Stephens Campbell County, Tennessee, United States of America
Gaston of Orléans (1608-1660) Henri IV de Bourbon (1553-1610) Marie de' Medici (1575-1642) Marguerite de Lorraine (1615-1672) Nancy, France
Gerrit Groeneveld (1779-1849) Barend Groeneveld Trijntje de Morie (1743-1819) Petronella Boone (1785-1848) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Mary Eugenia Levingston (1849-1898) Robert Levingston (1812-1883) Mary Cosgrove (1816-1867) William James Clare (c1861-1948) Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Eleanor McDonald (c1754-1835) Thomas Edward Higgins (c1740-1829) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
George Sydney Payne (1836-1904) George Payne (1793-1861) Eliza Garthwaite (1811-1844) Rosannah Barham (c1850-1934) Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia
Hein Wiering (c1746-bef1841) Teesje Bakker (1769-1841) Venhuizen
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  • Robin Patterson

    Something (probably the latest Wikia appearance change) has disabled our main person input form. We are contacting Wikia about it.

    To create new person-pages, please go to Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person or Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person/model and copy-n-paste.

    For existing pages, "Edit with form" may work; if not, just use "E…

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  • Jslash831

    Braham Abrahams family

    October 1, 2014 by Jslash831

    I have been researching my paternal side of the family for about 15 years now.  Initially I had my last name only to research, Braham, while researching more and more I found that the original surname was Abraham(s), depending on the person, time and place.  But the curious thing was/is that the family went by Braham Abrahams.  There was a brother…

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  • Robin Patterson

    Wikia management decided last year not to allow any more Wikia sites to take up Semantic MediaWiki, because of apparently insoluble problems. As our expert staffer said, "SMW is tough to run on a wiki, it's almost impossible to run effectively on a farming platform like Wikia."

    At that time staff remained "committed to keeping it active and useable…

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  • Phil allen


    August 26, 2014 by Phil allen

    Thanks for the updates and addition of the tree, will look at that functionality next time I am editing. have lots more data in ancestory but the transfer is manual so takes time. Shame there is no automtic GED transfer to get the process started.

    Cheers Phil Allen

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  • Robin Patterson

    The 33,333 counts only the pictures that have been uploaded. There are thousands more that appear automatically by a process of transclusion from Wikimedia Commons.

    Uploaded images include relatives' contributions of photos of people and the places where they lived as well as of original census pages and a variety of other matters of genealogical i…

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