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Today is January 28.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Sarah Jane Alcorn (1826-1908) Richard Alcorn (c1799-1879) Charlotte Golledge (1808-1851) South Creek, New South Wales, Australia
James Riley Allred (1827-1872) Isaac Allred (1788-1870) Mary Calvert (1793-1851) Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
William Reierson Arbuthnot (1826-1913) George Arbuthnot (1772-1843) Elizabeth Fraser (-1834)
Martha Aris (1842-1901) William Aris (1801-1867) Patience Catherine Aris (1804-1873) Wandsworth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick (1381-1439) Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (1339-1401) Margaret Ferrers (-1406) Salwarpe, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
James Bevyous Bulley (1835-1917) William Bulley (1805-1863) Charlotte Lock Burgoyne (1802-1875) Devon, England, United Kingdom
Jacob Burdg (1783-1862) Jacob Burdg (1743-c1797) Judith Smith (1751-1836) Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States
Obadiah Newcomb Bush (1797-1851) Timothy Bush (1766-1850) Lydia Newcomb (1763-1835) Penfield, Monroe County, New York, United States
Joan II of Navarre (1312-1349) Louis X Capet (1289-1316) Marguerite de Bourgogne (1290-1315)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Dervorguilla of Galloway (c1210-1290) Alan, Lord of Galloway (c1175-1234) Margaret of Huntingdon (c1194-aft1233) 80
Isabella of Aragon (1247-1271) Jaime I de Aragón (1208-1276) Violant of Hungary (c1216-1253) 24
Charles Armstrong (1866-1927) Charles Armstrong (1832-1907) Sarah Seaman (1843-1933) Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia 61
Gijsbert Bleijenberg (c1844-1933) Derk Bleijenberg (c1806-1867) Geertruida van der Poel (c1808-1880) Veenendaal, Utrecht, Netherlands 89
Roy Vincent Bulley (1909-1984) George Bulley (1869-1919) Louisa Amelia Everingham (1868-1944) 75
John Bulteel (1764-1837) John Bulteel (1733-1801) Diana Bellenden (1731-1799) 73
Mary Camp (1652-1673) Edward Camp (1617-1659) Mary Canfield (1625-1679) Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States 21
Charlemagne (747-814) Pepin the Short (714-768) Bertrada of Laon (720-783) Aachen 67
Pepin de Senlis (c846-893) Pepin de Vermandois (c815-aft848) 61
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Geertje Jans (1713-1752) Jan Jacobsz Aacht Cornelis Pieter Sijm (1711-1752) Wervershoof
Trijn Simons (1710-aft1741) Simon Jacobsz (1672-aft1710) Marij Pieters (1674-1743) Meyndert Boon (1698-1756) Wervershoof
Jesse Austin (1815-1904) Aaron Austin (1778-1860) Hannah Doty (1783-1865) Sarah Ann Chaney (c1822-1869) Butler County, Ohio, United States
William Balgowan (c1808-1887) William Balgowan (1767-1809) Elizabeth Christie (1766-1852) Jannet Shand (1810-1880) Rhynie and Essie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Johan Bante (c1700-) Anna Catharina Maria Zum Thie Luebbecke, Westfalen, Prussia
Jacob Boon (c1738-1826) Meyndert Boon (1698-1756) Trijn Simons (1710-aft1741) Marijtje Bulloper (1751-1829) Wervershoof
Meyndert Boon (1698-1756) Jan Boon (1658-aft1704) Agatha Overst (1666-c1748) Trijn Simons (1710-aft1741) Wervershoof
Marijtje Bulloper (1751-1829) Cornelis Bulloper (1731-1803) Dina Seegers (c1722-1787) Jacob Boon (c1738-1826) Wervershoof
Joseph Cole (1706-) John Cole (1660-1724) Susanna Gray (1668-1727) Mary Stephens (1710-) Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
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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
George Washington Adair (1837-1909) Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848) Emily Prescinda Tyler (1847-1917) Washington, Washington County, Utah
Elizabeth Doty (c1647-1742) Edward Doty (bef1600-1655) Faith Clarke (c1619-1675) William Carver (1659-1760) Marshfield, Massachusetts
Leo I of Armenia (1150-1219) Stephen of Armenia (bef1110-1165) Rita of Barbaron (?-?) Sybille de Lusignan (1198-c1241)
Enno III. von Ostfriesland (1563-1625) Edzard II. von Ostfriesland (1532-1599) Katarina of Sweden (1539-1610) Anna von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1575-1610) Esens, Lower Saxony, Germany
Ludwig von Württemberg (1756-1817) Friedrich II. Eugen von Württemberg (1732-1797) Friederike Dorothea Sophie von Brandenburg-Schwedt (1736-1798) Henrietta von Nassau-Weilburg (1780-1857) Bayeuth
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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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