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Today is December 22.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Gary Duncan Allsopp (1962) Lawrence Roy Allsopp (1939) Mavis Hollingsworth (c1939)
Thomas Bowden (1857-1911) Thomas Bowden (1824-1914) Hannah M Wattus (1831-1905) Stroud, New South Wales
Thomas Bowles (1576-1635) Benjamin Bowles Anne Goodrich (1550-1587) Osberton, Nottinghamshire, England
Eleanor Cutbush (1819-1882) Isaac Cutbush (1789-1824) Susanna Maria Baker (c1790-aft1822) Northiam, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Doty (1673-1745) Edward Doty (bef1638-aft1688) Sarah Faunce (c1645-1695) Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Stella Anne Douglass (1896-1980) Saul David Douglass (1861-1935) Emily Louisa Walker (1867-1938) Leets Vale, New South Wales, Australia
Susan Evans (1853-1925) Jacob Evans (c1820-) Elizabeth unknown (c1820-) Dubuque County, Iowa, United States
Henry Fitzalan-Howard (1847-1917) Henry G. Fitzalan-Howard (1815-1860) Augusta M.M.C. Lyons (1821-1886)
Isabella Jane Flett (1880-1963) Thomas Flett (1845-1902) Mary Jane Kelso (c1857-1935)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
George Edwin Adams (1823-1897) Armidale, New South Wales, Australia 74
Melvin Russell Ballard (1897-1982) Melvin Joseph Ballard (1873-1939) Martha Annabelle Jones (1873-1952) Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Ruth Ann Banks (1812-1867)
John Bassingthwaighte (1832-1893) Edward Bassingthwaighte (1791-1857) Susanna Wright (1798-1874) "Larbert", Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia 61
George Bowerman (1791-1820) Jonathon Bowerman (1734-1800) Martha Alder (1749-1834) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 29
Sadonia Mary Brown (1896-1986) Elias Brown (1854-1908) Mehetabel Crago (1860-1914) 90
Aaron Bush (1725-1798) Ebenezer Bush (1687-1757) Mary Miriam Taylor (1682-1752) Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States 73
Emily Maud Cadogan (1773-1839) Charles Sloane Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan (1728-1807) Mary Churchill (1758-) 66
Margaret Cameron (1861-1926) William Cameron (1838-1904) Sarah Jane Hollis (c1844-1884) Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia 65
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding1 locality
Needham Jasper Alford (1860-1907) Henderson Alford (1829-1863) Frances Sibley (1843-1900) Nancy Isobella Collins (1865-1894)+Lucy Margaret Collins (1856-)
Robert George Arbuthnot (1843-1890) Archibald Francis Arbuthnot (1805-1879) Gertrude Sophia Gough (1816-1882) (Helen) Mary Muir (1862-1926)
Martha Jane Bankston (1888-1966) George Theodore Bankston (1854-1942) Rebecca Millie Purvis Fleet Eugene Smith (1888-1971)
Martha Bulloch (1835-1884) James Stephens Bulloch (1793-1849) Martha Stewart (1799-1862) Theodore Roosevelt (1831-1879)
Charlotte Sylvia Cox (c1889-1966) Richard Cox (1860-1912) Charlotte Lambkin (1865-1948) Alfred Henry S Playford (1886-1919)+William George Frederick Playford (1877-1947) Singleton, New South Wales
John Phillip Dorrington (1809-1859) John Dorrington (c1769-1856) Jane Gittens (1791-1873) Anne Walker (1814-1859) Sackville Reach, New South Wales
Sarah Dovaston (1843-1921) William Dovaston (1793-c1879) Jane Davies (c1804-1885) Thomas Stant (1838-1899) Ruyton-XI-Towns
Sarah Dovaston (1843-aft1910) William Dovaston (1793-c1879) Jane Davies (c1804-1885) Thomas Stant (1838-1899) Ruyton-XI-Towns
Aaltje Elbertsen (1850-1871) Otto Elbertsen (1801-1875) Hendrikje Jans (1803-1880) Gerrit Smit (1846-) Nijkerk
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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
Agnes von Brandenburg (1297-1334) Hermann III. von Brandenburg (c1271-1308) Anna von Habsburg (c1278-1327) Waldemar von Brandenburg (c1280-1319)+Otto der Milde von Braunschweig-Göttingen (1290-1344)
Dirk Maartensz Bakker (1755-1841) Maarten Dirksz Bakker (1727-1790) Trijntje Louris Been (1726-1791) Elisabeth Buittenkoffer (1757-1811)+Aaltje de Wijs (1762-1812)+Neeltje Schermer (bef1815-?) Den Helder
Harvey Coe Hullinger (1824-1925) John Hullinger (1795-1836) Olive Coe (aft1796-1840) Juliann Bloce (1821-1868)+Mary Etta Woolworth (1829-1880)+Isabella Rasmusen (-)+Harriet Perrin (-bef1869)+Christena Peterson (1842-1906) Comanche, Iowa
John Piper (1806-1860) John Piper (1773-1851) Mary Ann Sheers (1789-1872) Jane Grady (-1838)+Mary Ahern (1817-1907) Bathurst, New South Wales
Norton Ray Pixton (1884-1955) Willard C Pixton (1854-1936) Isabella Utley Carter (1857-1921) Ethelyn Bennion (1886-1919) + Anna Edmunds (1885-1965) + Gladys Fullmer (1899-1992) Salt Lake City
Otto der Milde von Braunschweig-Göttingen (1290-1344) Albrecht II. von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel-Göttingen (c1268-1318) Rixa von Werle (c1268-1317) Jutta von Hessen (-1317)+Agnes von Brandenburg (1297-1334)
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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

    Hi

    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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