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Today is December 20.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Benjamin Abbot (1661-1703) George Abbot (1615-1681) Hannah Chandler (1630-1711) Andover, Massachusetts, United States
John Bigelow (1681-1770) Joshua Bigelow (1655-1745) Elizabeth Flagg (1655-1729) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Emanuela Bogdan (1889-1970) Leon Bogdan (1849-1917) Lucia Kogălniceanu (1852-1933) Dobreni, Neamț County, Moldavia, Romania
George Botting (1807) Benjamin Botting (1780) Grace Nibley (bef1803) Horsham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
William Botting (1807-1879) John Botting (1780) Sarah Wood (1780) Balcombe, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892-1970) Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1866-1951) Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (1868-1952) Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Harriet Mary Bull (1870-1950) Alfred Bull (1838-?) Emilia Mitchell (1843-c1911) West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Eleanor Bush (1898-2001) Samuel Prescott Bush (1863-1948) Florence Sheldon (1872-1920) Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, United States
Pauline Robinson Bush (1949-1953) George Herbert Walker Bush (1924) Barbara Pierce (1925) United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Sarah Arndell (1796-1853) Thomas Arndell (1753-1821) Elizabeth Dalton (1766-1843) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 57
Reuben Boardman (1845-1920) William Boardman (1801-1867) Melinda Boothby (1811-1885) Cawdor, New South Wales, Australia 75
Anna Bornemisza de Berhida et Petrilin (c1608-1678) Laszlo Bornemissza (c1582-c1635) Gőrgény, Mureş County, Transylvania
Maximilian Borsita von Martinitz (1612-1677) Jaroslav Borsita von Martinitz (1582-1649) Maria Eusebia von Sternberg (1584-1634) Prague, Czech Republic 65
James Monroe Brock (1853-1916) Valentine Brock (c1821-1881) Bethany Ginn (c1820-1880)
Rebecca Brown (1776-1846) Roger Brown (c1750-1826) Nancy Molly (c1753-1814) Mount Pisgah, Union County, Iowa, United States
Frederick John Caddy (1885-1970) William John (Ben) Caddy (c1858-c1952) Sarah Annie Haddy (1857) Newton Abbot, Devon, England, United Kingdom 85
Isabella Jane Campbell (1811-1886) Samuel Campbell (1783-1866) Elizabeth M Steele (1785-1853) Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa, United States 75
Terezie Chotková von Chotkov und Vojnín (1785-1872) Jan Nepomuk Rudolf Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1749-1824) Maria Sidonia von Clary und Aldringen (1748-1824)
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding1 locality
George Taft Benson (1846-1919) Ezra Taft Benson (1811-1869) Adeline Brooks Andrus (1813-1898) Louisa Alexandrine Ballif (1850-1922) Salt Lake City
Carlton John Brownlow (1904-1957) Alexander Brownlow (1864-1918) Lucy Eva Cramp (1871-1940) Laura Mary Beatrice McDonald (1904-1995) Binda, New South Wales
Henrietta Carlisle (1821-1856) William Carlisle (c1784-1852) Elizabeth Blackman (c1798-1849) Michael McGrath (1818-1887) Richmond, New South Wales
Eliza Caterson (1857-1906) James Caterson (1815-1870) Catherine Rogers (1822-1893) Thomas Robert Jones (1851-1940) Kurrajong, New South Wales
Jane Delahunt (c1818-1859) Christopher D Delahunt (bef1818) Jane de Little (bef1818) Timothy Paul (1815-1895) Sydney
Daniel Doty (c1761-1848) John Doty (c1725-bef1803) Sarah Clark (?-?) Elizabeth Potter (c1767-1789)+Elizabeth Crane (1771-aft1847) New Providence, New Jersey
Robert Erskine (bef1380-1453) Thomas Erskine (c1342-c1405) Janet Keith (c1342-c1412) Elizabeth Lindsay (bef1407)
András Fáy (1727-1791) Mihály Fáy (c1665-c1745) Mária Ilosvay (c1690-c1760) Judit Szemere (c1730-c1752) + Borbála Mariássy (1733-1781)
Albrecht I von Habsburg (1255-1308) Rudolf I von Habsburg (1218-1291) Gertrud Anna von Hohenberg (c1225-1281) Elisabeth von Kärnten (1262-1313) Vienna
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding2 locality
Frederick Carl Fredrickson (1884-1963) Simon Fredrickson (1852-1935) Anna Knutson (1851-1924) First Wife+Lydia O. Horvie (1900-1992) Walum, North Dakota
Laura Mary Beatrice McDonald (1904-1995) Alexander McDonald (1858-1930) Margaret Seaman (1862-1936) Hector George King (1903-1927)+Carlton John Brownlow (1904-1957) Binda, New South Wales
Caroline Susannah Merrick (1840-1933) Joseph Merrick (1800-1875) Maria Jane Wood (1815-1898) +Henry Jackson (1836-1933) Wollombi, New South Wales
Timothy Paul (1815-1895) William Paul (1778-1855) Hannah Coade (1788-1871) Kezia Paul (1815-1843)+Jane Delahunt (c1818-1859)+Louisa Chaseling (1826-1907) Sydney
John Pitcairn (1803-c1884) Alexander Pitcairn (1768) Janet Currie (bef1802) Janet Munro (-1827)+Agnes McEwan (1803-1891) Abbey, Renfrewshire
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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

    1 October 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


    26 August 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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