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William Hancy (1766-1830) (a 220-kB article by one of our contributors who joined Familypedia as recently as December 2012!) - William Hancy was born circa 1766 in United Kingdom ... and died 6 December 1830 in Baulkham Hills, The Hills Shire, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia of head injury from being thrown from the horse he was riding.
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Today is January 30.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Homer Deforrest Ambrose (1868-1953) George Ambrose (1844-1934) Maria Schmitt (1844-1910) St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, United States
Dorothy Olive Baker (1905-1972) William Edward Baker (1861-1947) (Mary) Eliza Box (1868-1952)
Mary Cecilia Bowes-Lyon (1932) Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon (1893-1953) Elizabeth Margaret Cator (1899-1959) Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Patricia Maud Bowes-Lyon (1932-1995) Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon (1893-1953) Elizabeth Margaret Cator (1899-1959) Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Felipe de España (1968-) Juan Carlos I de España (1938-) Sophia of Greece (1938-) Madrid, Spain
Luisa Fernanda de España (1832-1897) Fernando VII de España (1784-1833) María Cristina delle Duo Sicilie (1806-1878) Madrid
Thomas Charles Roland Carter (1865-1949) Richard Carter (1835-1914) Charlotte Rose (1833-1886) Warialda, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Bruce Cheney (1941-) Richard Herbert Cheney (1915-1999) Marjorie Dickey (1918) Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Aaltje Commandeur (1852-aft1889) Cornelis Commandeur (1818-1903) Trijntje van Diepen (1817-1901) Hensbroek
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Katharina von Anhalt-Bernburg (c1330-1390) Bernhard III. von Anhalt-Bernburg (c1303-1348) Agnes von Sachsen-Wittenberg (c1309-1338) 60
Alfred Francis Baker (1878-1955) Lyman Herman Baker (1848-1920) Elizabeth Goodman (1856-1939) Otsego, Allegan County, Michigan, United States 77
Lewis Henry Baldwin (1873-1955) John Bradley Baldwin (1839-1909) Louise Eldredge Perham (1848-1886) Concord, New Hampshire, United States 82
Johannis Blok (c1799-1826) Hendrik Blok (c1752-) Martina Verseput (c1762-1837) Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands 27
Pieter Brugman (1801-bef1843) Dirk Brugman (1770-1839) Trijntje Deken (1767-1840) Hoogkarspel 42
Mary Ann Carpenter (1824-1914) Thomas Carpenter (1775-1831) Catherine Shaw (1799-1894) Wyoming, New South Wales, Australia 90
Mary Elizabeth Drayton (1874-1957) Joseph Drayton (1825-1887) Mary Ann Chick (1838-1908) Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia 83
Thomas John Faint (1860-1933) John Faint (1834-1902) Susan Laurence Munsie (1833-1908) Armidale, New South Wales, Australia 73
Marjorie Constance Ford (c1905-1952) John Wilson Ford (1875-1958) Mildred Sarah Cramp (1877-1956) Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia 47
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
William Avery (1848-1926) James Avery (c1814-1875) Catherine Heaslip (c1825-1904) Charlotte Elizabeth Ireland (1859-1948) Bulahdelah, New South Wales, Australia
Henry Moses Baker (1840-1902) Thomas Baker (c1814-?) Ann Potter (c1818-?) Mary Ann Sherringham (1851-1877) Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Maude Bowden (1880-1902) Frank W Bowden (1855-1942) Letitia S Smith (1858-1934) George William Martin (c1875-1925) Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Brantley (1793-1871) Robert Brantley (1740-1795) Sarah Rorie (c1732-) Charity Williamson (1793-1848) North Carolina, United States of America
Jury Cramp (1846-1937) Thomas Cramp (1810-1891) Jane Pretty (1820-betw) Mary Goldsbrough (1850-1907) Highfield Independent, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Sarah Curr (1834-1920) Edward Curr (c1798-1850) Elizabeth Micklethwait (1798-1866) Daniel Pennefather (c1826-1894) Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Diana Freeman-Mitford (1910-2003) David Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale (1878-1958) Sydney Bowles (1880-1963) Bryan Walter Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne (1905-1992)
John Jones (1843-1920) John Jones (1810-1885) Mary Ann Fuller (1825-?) Charlotte Stubbs (1836-1916) Maroota, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Ann Kingsbury (1831-1918) James Kingsbury (c1791-1876) Jane Davis (1810-1848) John Thomas Plows (1827-1865) Campbelltown, 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
Heinrich I. der Milde von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (c1365-1416) Magnus II. Torquatus von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (c1328-1373) Katharina von Anhalt-Bernburg (c1330-1390) Margarete von Hessen (1389-1446) Kassel
Jansen van Meerveld (1776-1809) Aart van Meerveld (1735-1818) Willempje Jans (1742-1809) Nennetje van Diest (1777-1810) Putten, Gelderland, Netherlands
Elsje Tomasse van Valkensweerd (c1746-1824) Thomas Jacobsz van Valkensweerd (c1720-1813) Geertje Cornelissen van der Meijden (c1711-1779) Lubbert Jansz Lubbertsen (1751-1830) Veenendaal, Utrecht, Netherlands
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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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