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Today is May 23.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
William Bennett (1863-1923) Davisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Mildred Bennion (1896-1969) Marcus Bennion (1865-1913) Lucy Evelyn Smith (1866-1937) Granger, Salt Lake County, Utah
Gertrude Rosa Burgess (1874-1958) George Burgess (1829-1905) Eliza Knight (1844-1878) Hillborough House, 106 Egerton Road, Horfield, Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Aaron Bush (1725-1798) Ebenezer Bush (1687-1757) Mary Miriam Taylor (1682-1752) Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Matilda Butler (1844-1918) Sylvester Butler (c1804-1847) Lydia Jane Curl (1816-1891) Lower Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Philip I of France (1052-1108) Henry I of France (1008-1060) Anne of Kiev (c1028-1075)
Henrietta Emma Carlisle (1858-1944) John Carlisle (1818-1893) Elizabeth Phipps (1837-1893) Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Carr (1865-1943) Abraham James Carr (c1828-1902) Maria Burdett (c1829-1885) Palmers Island, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Cherrington (1846-1887) John Cherrington (1821-1908) Sarah Pennington (1823-1900) West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Mary Ansell (c1629-1713) John Ansell (1600-1628) Mary Nye (-) Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Rachel Anthoney (1872-1938) Richard Anthoney (c1837-1929) Ann Betts (c1846-1902) Coopernook, New South Wales, Australia 66
Harold Pryor Barton (1879-1915) Frederick Barton (c1841-1885) Harriette Norrie (1857-1935) Gallipoli, Turkey 36
Anthony Gardner Bazley (1911-1937) Gardner Sebastian Bazley (1863-1911) Ruth Evelyn Howard (1877-1962) 26
Alexandru Boicescu (1886-1887) Alexandru Boicescu (1853-1893) Maria Elena Nicolescu (1854-1931) Bucharest, Romania 1
George Brudenell, 1st Duke of Montagu (1712-1790) George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan (1685-1732) Elizabeth Bruce (c1689-1745) 78
Maria Burdett (c1829-1885) Foulger Burdett (1783) Mary Howard (1787) Palmers Island, New South Wales, Australia 56
Antje Buurman (1790-1836) Claas Buurman (c1760-1798) Cornelisje Rood (c1765-1798) Venhuizen 46
Aaron Cheney (1787-1861) Benjamin Cheney (1763-1840) Eunice Hubbard (1757-1794) Duncan, Greenlee County, Arizona, United States 74
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Eleonore Dorothea von Anhalt-Dessau (1602-1664) Johann Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1567-1618) Dorothea von Pfalz-Simmern (1581-1631) Wilhelm IV. von Sachsen-Weimar (1598-1662) Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Sofie Hedwig von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1601-1660) Franz II. von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1547-1619) Marie von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1566-1626) Philipp von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1584-1663) Neuhaus bei Boizenburg, Germany
John Birrell (1821-1874) Robert Birrell (1783) Mary or Ann Dunbar (1787) Catherine Cummins (1832-1882) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Blanche de Valois (1316-1348) Charles de Valois (1270-1325) Mahaut de Châtillon (1293-1358) Charles IV of Bohemia (1316-1378)
Louis VIII Capet (1187-1226) Philip II of France (1165-1223) Isabelle de Hainaut (1170-1190) Blanca of Castile (1188-1252)
Melvina Chesnut (1883-1959) Henry Chesnut (1830-1911) Anna Eliza Berry (1865-1928) John Alexander Morrill (1879-1942) Circleville, Piute County, Utah, United States
Robert Davison (1831-1902) Robert Davidson (1806-1843) Martha Blackman (1813-1901) Harriet Rosina Chapman (1837-1872) Holy Trinity, Kelso, New South Wales, Australia
Levi Doty (1848-) Jesse J. Doty (1818-1889) Mary Ridenour (1821-) Maria Gear (c1848-)
Otto Elbertsen (1801-1875) Elbert Otten van Donkersgoed (1771-1845) Gerritje Rakhorst (1781-1859) Hendrikje Jans (1803-1880) Putten, Gelderland, Netherlands
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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
Johann Georg Beingesser (1761-1823) Johannes Georgius Beingesser (1718-) Barbara Frantz (-) Catharina Hettinger (1782-) Alsace, France (Keffenach)
John Richard Carter (1837-1925) Joseph Carter (1796-1841) Frances Ham (1816-1900) Maria Dewson (1838-1905) Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Tudor (1673-1726) Charles II of England (1630-1685) Mary Davis (c1648-1708) Henry Graham (1676-1707)
Daniel Warren (1689-1727) John Warren (1666-1703) Mary Brown (1662-1732) Mary Wetherby (1700-1738) Westborough, Massachusetts, United States
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  • Kimbo8867

    My Sixteen

    March 6, 2015 by Kimbo8867

    One of my 8 great, great grandmothers-Phoebe Ann Bronson, was born September 28, 1859 on the  NJ side of Greenwood Lake. Her family lived in Warwick, NY which is not far from Greenwood Lake. I believe that her mother moved in with her sister to have the baby, as census records show Phoebe's aunt, Elizabeth Decker Leachman, residing in Greenwood La…

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    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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    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."

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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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